Beconase Aq (Beclomethasone Dipropionate)
Beconase contains 200 metered sprays and is used to prevent and treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms such as stuffy/runny nose, itchy eyes/nose/throat, sneezing. It may also be used to treat such symptoms as stuffy/runny nose caused by other triggers (e.g., cigarette smoke, perfumes). It is also used to prevent the return of growths in the nose (nasal polyps) after removal by surgery. Beclomethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages.
To use the spray, first remove the safety clip and plastic cap. Close one nostril by pressing it with your finger. Tilt your head slightly forward and, keeping the bottle upright, carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril. Press down firmly on the pump to deliver the prescribed number of sprays. Do not spray directly onto the middle wall of your nose (nasal septum). Breathe in gently through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat in the other nostril. Wipe the applicator tip and replace the plastic cap and safety clip. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using this medication. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Younger children may need a smaller dose and help from an adult to use this medication properly. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication does not work right away. Some people will feel this medication working within 3 days, but it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.
This medication is for use in the nose, usually 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Avoid spraying this medication in your eyes. Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Shake the container well before each use.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: eye problems (such as glaucoma, cataracts), infections (including tuberculosis), recent nose problems (such as injury, ulcers, surgery). Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu).
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are nose/throat dryness or irritation, sneezing, nosebleeds, nausea, and unpleasant taste/smell may occur. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Some medicines may interact with Beconase AQ. Because little, if any, of Beconase AQ is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: Combivent, Serevent, Ventolin or Symbicort.
If you miss a dose of Beconase AQ Inhaler, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once.
Store at room temperature between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F).
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