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Beclomethasone (Nasal)

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Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: Beconase AQ®
    • Canadian Brand Names: Apo-Beclomethasone®;Gen-Beclo;Nu-Beclomethasone;Rivanase AQ
    • Pharmacologic Category: Corticosteroid, Nasal

    Uses
    • It is used to keep nose polyps from coming back.
    • It is used to treat nose stuffiness. It may take 2 weeks to see the full effect.
    • Beclomethasone stops or lowers irritation and swelling.
    • It blocks the allergic reaction by lowering and stopping the body's reaction to the allergen.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Do not take this drug by mouth. For the nose only. Keep out of mouth and eyes (may burn).
    • Shake well before use.
    • Blow your nose before use.
    • Check spray use with doctor at each visit. Read and follow the facts on how to use the spray. Using the spray the right way is major.

    Missed Dose

    • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal time.
    • Do not use two doses or extra doses.
    • Do not change dose or stop drug. Talk with doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Unsafe reactions may happen. This drug cannot be taken while you are taking certain other drugs. Check all the drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to beclomethasone or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs involved.

    Precautions

    • Avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles.
    • Check drugs with doctor. This drug may not mix well with other drugs.
    • Tell doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Headache.
    • Nose irritation.

    Monitoring

    • Change in health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
    • Follow up with doctor.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.
    • Bad nose irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada return any unused drugs back to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th for more facts about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for health help about side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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