Beclovent

Beclovent

 [bek´lo-vent]
trademark for a beclomethasone dipropionate metered dose inhaler used for bronchial asthma.
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Beclomethasone dipropionate (QVAR) has been known by several names such as Vanceril and Beclovent; however, with the transition from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-propelled MDI formulations, beclomethasone dipropionate has been reformulated with an HFA propellant, in a 40-and 80-microgram MDI strength as QVAR.
Medications also may be used to treat emphysema and can range from inhaled bronchodialators (e.g., Albuterol) to inhaled steroids (e.g., Beclovent, Flovent), to antibiotics and diuretics.
Example of Role Play Scenario with Children Tanya is a nine-year-old girl with asthma who does not like the taste in her mouth after she uses her asthma medication inhaler (list controller medication name, i.e., flovent, beclovent).
Drug Dosage Cost/Day fluticasone 88-264 $1.64 (Flovent) [micro]/day (176 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone up to 504 Beclovent: $1.84; (Beclovent, [micro]g/day Vanceril: $1.76 Vanceril) (336 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone 80-160 $1.04 (Qvar) [micro]g/day (160 [micro]g) (*) budesonide 200-400 $1.24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.68 (Aerobid) [micro]g/day (1 mg) (*) fluticasone and 100 pg $2.88 (**) salmeterol fluticasone (Advair) b.i.d., 50 [micro]g salmeterol b.i.d.
* Inhaled corticosteroids, especially beclomethasone (Vanceril or Beclovent) or budesonide (Pulmicort) are the drugs of choice for persistent asthma not controlled by cromolyn or nedocromil.
Drug Dosage fluticasone (Flovent) 88-264 [mu]g/day beclomethasone (Beclovent, up to 504 [mu]g/day Vanceril) beclomethasone (Qvar) 80-160 [mu]g/day budesonide (Pulmicort) 200-400 [mu]g/day flunisolide (Aerobid) 500-1,000 [mu]g/day fluticasone and salmeterol (Advir) 100 [mu]g fluticasone b.i.d., 50 [mu]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Drug Dosage Cost/Day fluticasone 88-264 $1.64 (Flovent) [micro]g/day (176 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone up to 504 Beclovent: $1.84; (Beclovent, [micro]g/day Vanceril: $1.76 Vanceril) (336 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone 80-160 $1.04 (Qvar) [micro]g/day (160 [micro]g) (*) budesonide 200-400 $1.24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.68 (Aerobid) [micro]g/day (1 mg) (*) fluticasone and 100 [micro]g $2.88 (**) salmeterol fluticasone (Advair) b.i.d., 50 [micro]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Clinical question Which inhaled steroid -- fluticasone (Flovent) or beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril) -- is more effective for treating persistent asthma?
Pharmacists from GHNW identified four drugs (Beclovent, Intal, Azmacort, and Ventolin) as strongly associated with the treatment of asthma.
Inhaled corticosteroids Beclomethasone (Vanceril, Beclovent) Flunisolide (AeroBid) Triamcinolone (Azmacort) Dexamethasone (Decadron Respihaler)
Lisa has severe asthma, therefore her treatment plan includes an inhaled corticosteroid, Beclovent beclomethasone dipropionate), and theophylline, a long-acting bronchodilating agent.
Beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril) is taken by inhalation.