When I went to the chemist to collect my prescription of Qvar last week the pharmacist took me aside and asked me to come into another room - and asked me if I knew that Qvar is a steroid and how do I use it and how often do I use it ! I was most taken aback and wondered if anyone else has had this experience ?
I am on tons of other medications for diabetes, osteoporosis and a heart defect and have been on those for several years but the pharmacist has never asked me about those medications !
Btw, I'm new here. I'm not sure I've got proper asthma - I have been diagnosed with ""small airways disease"" - chest x-ray showed hyperinflated lungfields and CT scan showed a pattern typical of small airways disease and air trapping which the respiratory consultant said was not due to COPD and was a ""sort of asthma"". I've been using Qvar 100 2 puffs twice a day for the past two months and that has relieved the cough I had been getting.