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Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40 for a male patient aged 13

Summary: 1,217 male patients aged 13 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40 for a male aged 13. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Pulmicort respules (latest outcomes from 1,508 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

Qvar 40 (latest outcomes from 2,382 users) has active ingredients of beclomethasone dipropionate. It is often used in asthma.

On Mar, 4, 2015: 1,217 male patients aged 8 who take the same drugs are studied in Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male8Asthma - pediatric

Drugs to compare:

Pulmicort Respules budesonideAstrazeneca
Qvar 40 beclomethasone dipropionatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 8 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Qvar 40
CoughAsthma Aggravated
AsthmaPyrexia (fever)
Drug IneffectiveCough
AggressionAbdominal Pain Nos
Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Drug Ineffective
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)
Abnormal BehaviourAggression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Effect Decreased
Suicidal IdeationDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Qvar 40
IrritabilityMuscle Pain (muscle pain)
Anaphylactic Reaction (serious allergic reaction)Pain - Joints
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
Suicidal IdeationCough
Abnormal BehaviourGrowth Retardation (delayed growth)
Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Lung Infiltration (a substance that normally includes fluid, inflammatory exudates or cells that fill a region of lung)
Musculoskeletal Chest Pain (pain in chest muscle or nerve or bones)Sinusitis Nos (inflammation of sinus)
Asthma AggravatedAsthma Aggravated
PainAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pulmicort Respules0.00%7.69%53.85%34.62%3.85%
Qvar 400.00%5.56%66.67%11.11%16.67%

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On eHealthMe, Pulmicort Respules (budesonide) is often used to treat asthma. Qvar 40 (beclomethasone dipropionate) is often used to treat asthma. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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