Beconase AQ Nasal Spray is a spray containing beclomethasone, which is a nasal steroid. We sell the generic version, which is just called beclomethasone spray, available in 50mcg.
The most common conditions this medication is used for is seasonal allergies, year-round allergies, and other allergies. It helps with symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, and runny, stuffy, or itchy nose (rhinitis). It can also be used for other purposes, such as preventing swelling in the lining in the nose (polyps) after nasal polyps surgery. This is not a medication meant for the common cold. It doesn’t work for viral infections (common cold) because they aren’t caused by a histamine response, but from excess mucus. Since beclomethasone is a corticosteroid, it works by blocking out the inflammatory agents produced in your body that cause allergic reaction.
Prime your device before using by spraying 6 test sprays. Gently blow your nose before starting.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 as many times as directed by your doctor.
This medication is not intended for use in children 5 years old and under.
This nasal spray can have an effect on the growth in children. If you suspect your children’s growth may be stunted due to beclomethasone nasal spray, consult your doctor.
Make your doctor aware of the following before taking beclomethasone nasal spray;
asthma; glaucoma or cataracts; herpes simplex virus of your eyes; tuberculosis; any recent sicknesses or infections sores or ulcers inside the nose; an injury or surgery affecting your nose; or if you are breastfeeding.
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.
Contact your doctor right away if you notice any of the following;
severe or ongoing nosebleed; sores in the nose that won't heal; blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; worsening tiredness or muscle weakness, anxiety, feeling irritable, feeling light-headed, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, or weight gain (signs of hormonal disorder); fever, chills, sores or white patches in or around your nose, flu symptoms, redness or swelling (signs of infection).
Any risks involved with high or prolonged doses?
Too much use can result in thinning of the skin, changes in body fat, increased acne or facial hair, as well as easy bruising, menstrual issues or a loss in sexual activity.
What is the average dose for those who use this nasal spray?
Most people who use beclomethasone nasal spray use 1 – 2 sprays in each nostril per day.
Do I need frequent medical tests if I’m using beclomethasone nasal spray?
It is suggested you get medical tests often to insure you don’t have any infections. Using this product, and other steroid products, can weak your immune system.
How should I store this product?
Like many medications, ensure it is out of reach of small children and pets, at room temperature in an upright position.