Beclovent Inhalation Aerosol

Generic name: Beclomethasone dipropionate.

Other brand names: Beconase AQ Nasal Spray, Beconase Inhalation Aerosol, Vancenase AQ Nasal Spray, Vancenase Nasal Inhaler, Vanceril Inhaler.

Beclovent is a corticosteroid. It works to control inflammation of the mucosal lining of the bronchi, making it easier to breathe.

Quick Facts About Beclovent

Purpose

Used to treat respiratory problems, specifically bronchial asthma. Vanceril is also used to treat bronchial asthma. Beconase and Vancenase are used specifically to treat hay fever and to prevent recurrence of nasal polyps after surgical removal.

Beclovent Dosage

Use exactly as prescribed. If combining with a bronchodilator, take it before using this medication. Leave several minutes between the medications. To avoid throat irritation, gargle or rinse mouth with water after each dose; do not swallow the water.

  • Usual adult dose: for oral inhalant — 2 inhalations 3 to 4 times per day or 4 inhalations 2 times per day, as prescribed. For severe asthma — 12 to 16 inhalations per day, not to exceed 20 inhalations, as prescribed. For nasal spray — 1 or 2 inhalations in each nostril 2 to 4 times per day.
  • Usual child dose: oral inhalant for children 6 to 12 years — 1 or 2 inhalations 3 or 4 times per day or 2 to 4 inhalations 2 times per day, as prescribed, not to exceed 10 inhalations per day. Nasal spray for children 6 to 12 years — 1 inhalation in each nostril 3 times per day. For children under 6 years — generally not prescribed.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible. Take remaining doses for the day at equal intervals. Skip missed dose if time for next dose. Do not double doses.

Beclovent Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no specific overdose information. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: dry mouth, fluid retention, hives, hoarseness, skin rash, wheezing. Side effects for nasal spray: headache, light-headedness, nasal burning, nasal irritation, nausea, nose and throat infections, nosebleed, runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, tearing eyes.

No known less common or rare Beclovent side effects.

Interactions

No reported Beclovent drug interactions.

No known food/other substance interactions. 

Special Cautions

No information concerning pregnancy or breast feeding.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

If on a high dose, avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles, which can be potentially fatal. Monitor children for reduced growth.

  • Should not use if bronchodilators or other nonsteroidal drugs are effective, or if quick relief is desired.
  • Not to be used for non-asthmatic bronchitis or occasional asthma treatment.
  • Inform your doctor of any sensitivity to or allergic reactions to this or similar medications.
  • Doctor should closely monitor if you are transferred from steroid tablets to inhalant or nasal spray; may experience “adrenal insufficiency”.
  • If using oral inhalant, monitor for: facial swelling, increased bruising, mental disturbances, or weight gain.

Note:

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