What is Beclomethasone nasal spray?
Beclomethasone nasal spray is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergy symptoms. Beclomethasone nasal spray is used to relieve symptoms of sneezing, runny, stuffy, or itchy nose (rhinitis) caused by hay fever, other allergies, or nonallergic rhinitis. Beclomethasone nasal spray should not be used to treat symptoms (e.g., sneezing, stuffy, runny, itchy nose) caused by the common cold.
Adults (12+) suffering from Allergic Rhinitis:
2 nasal sprays in each nostril once a day. Maximum of 4 sprays per day
6 to 12 years of age:
Start off with 1 to 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day.
Maintenance dose: 1 spray in each nostril twice a day
Maximum dose: 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to beclomethasone, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in beclomethasone nasal spray.
Tell your doctor if you have recently had surgery on your nose, or injured your nose in any way, or if you have sores in your nose, or if you have or have ever had cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye), glaucoma (an eye disease), asthma (sudden episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, and trouble breathing), any type of infection, or a herpes infection of the eye (an infection that causes a sore on the eyelid or eye surface). Also tell your doctor if you have chicken pox, measles, or tuberculosis (TB; a type of lung infection), or if you have been around someone who has one of these conditions.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using beclomethasone, call your doctor.
Yes, like all medication beclometasone can cause a range of unwanted side effects.
Immediately after you use your spray
• You may sneeze a little, but this soon stops.
• Very occasionally you may find you get an unpleasant taste or smell.
If these side effects do occur then you may need to seek medical advice:
Bad nose bleed
Dry and painful nose
Aches and pains
Dryness or soreness of the throat
A runny nose
Tender, swollen glands in the neck
A change in your voice
50 micrograms beclomethasone dipropionate per spray