Beclomethasone Nasal

Name: Beclomethasone Nasal

Uses

Beclomethasone is used to prevent and treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms (such as stuffy/runny nose, itchy eyes/nose/throat, sneezing). 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.

Precautions While Using beclomethasone

It is very important that your doctor check the progress of you or your child at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you or your child should continue to use it.

If your or your child's symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

beclomethasone may increase your risk of having some unwanted effects in the nose. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have bloody mucus, sores inside the nose, unexplained nosebleeds, or a whistling sound when you breathe while you are using beclomethasone.

beclomethasone may cause thrush (a type of fungus infection) in the nose or throat. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have white patches in the throat, or pain when you eat or swallow.

Check with your doctor immediately if blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want you or your child to have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

beclomethasone can cause serious allergic reactions, including angioedema and anaphylaxis. Call your doctor right away if you start to have swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, or legs, or if you are having trouble swallowing or breathing while you are using beclomethasone.

You may get infections more easily while you are using beclomethasone. Avoid being around people who are sick or have infections such as chickenpox or measles or if you have never had these infections. This is especially important for children. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles.

beclomethasone may increase your risk of having an adrenal gland that is less active than normal. The adrenal gland makes steroids for your body. This is more likely for people who use steroids for a long time or use high doses. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have any of the following symptoms: darkening of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, loss of appetite, mental depression, nausea, skin rash, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting. Rarely, menstrual cycle changes, acne, pimples, or weight gain (fat deposits) around the face, neck, and trunk may occur while taking beclomethasone.

beclomethasone may cause children to grow more slowly than normal. This would cause a child not to gain weight or get taller. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing properly or if you have any questions about this.

Pronunciation

(be kloe METH a sone)

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to beclomethasone or any component of the formulation

Documentation of allergenic cross-reactivity for intranasal steroids is limited. However, the possibility of cross-sensitivity cannot be ruled out with certainty because of similarities in chemical structure and/or pharmacologic actions.

Canadian labeling: Additional contraindications (not in U.S. labeling): Active or quiescent tuberculosis or untreated fungal, bacterial and viral infections.

Administration

Beconase AQ: Shake well prior to each use. Prior to initial use, prime pump 6 times (or until fine spray appears); repeat priming if product not used for ≥7 days. Spray in nostril(s); avoid spraying in eyes or mouth. Nasal applicator and dust cap may be washed in warm water and dry thoroughly.

Qnasl: Shake well prior to each use. Prior to initial use, prime pump 4 times. If product not used for ≥7 days, prime pump 2 times. Spray in nostril(s); avoid spraying in eyes or mouth.

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.

To make sure beclomethasone nasal is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • asthma;

  • glaucoma or cataracts;

  • herpes simplex virus of your eyes;

  • tuberculosis or any other infection or illness;

  • sores or ulcers inside your nose; or

  • if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose.

It is not known whether beclomethasone nasal will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.

It is not known whether beclomethasone nasal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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.

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.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Beclomethasone Identification

Substance Name

Beclomethasone

CAS Registry Number

4491-39-0

Drug Class

Anti-Allergic Agents

Anti-Asthmatic Agents

Corticosteroids, Inhaled

Glucocorticoids

Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

25

Last Revision Date

20170411

Disclaimer

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