Alert

beclomethasone nasal

Pronunciation: BE kloe METH a sone

Brand: Beconase AQ, Qnasl

What is the most important information I should know about beclomethasone nasal?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is beclomethasone nasal?

Beclomethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Beclomethasone nasal (for the nose) is used to treat symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. The Beconase brand of this medication is also used to keep nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove them.

Beclomethasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using beclomethasone nasal?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to beclomethasone.

Before using beclomethasone, tell your doctor if you have been sick or have had any infections. You may not be able to use beclomethasone nasal until you are well.

Beconase should not be given to a child younger than 6 years old. Qnasl should not be given to a child younger than 4 years old.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • asthma;
  • glaucoma or cataracts;
  • herpes simplex virus of your eyes;
  • tuberculosis or any other infection or illness;
  • sores or ulcers inside your nose; or
  • an injury or surgery affecting your nose.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I use beclomethasone nasal?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

The usual dose is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once per day. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

Shake the Beconase bottle well just before each use.

Steroid medicine can weaken (suppress) your immune system, and you may get an infection more easily. If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.

It may take several days before your symptoms improve. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

Your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis, to make sure this medicine is not causing harm to your nose or sinuses.

Store in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Throw this medicine away after you have used all the sprays and the dose counter shows a zero, even if there is still medicine left in the pump or canister.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

High doses or long-term use of steroid medicine can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

What should I avoid while using beclomethasone nasal?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medicine.

What are the possible side effects of beclomethasone nasal?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe or ongoing nosebleed;
  • sores in the nose that won't heal;
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • signs of a hormonal disorder --worsening tiredness or muscle weakness, anxiety, feeling irritable, feeling light-headed, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, or weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso); or
  • signs of infection --fever, chills, sores or white patches in or around your nose, flu symptoms, redness or swelling.

Beclomethasone nasal can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • discomfort or irritation inside your nose;
  • sneezing, runny or stuffy nose;
  • nosebleed;
  • fever, sore throat;
  • headache, nausea; or
  • unpleasant taste or smell.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect beclomethasone nasal?

Other drugs may affect beclomethasone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about beclomethasone nasal.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Copyright 1996-2019 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 9.01. Revision date: 6/14/2019.

Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read, understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement, which can be accessed by End-User License Agreement, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Symptom Checker

Feeling under the weather?

Healthwise Symptom Checker Logo

Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.

Decision Points

Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.

You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:

Interactive Tools

Get started learning more about your health!

Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.

Top