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Beclomethasone (Into The Nose)

Beclomethasone (be-kloe-METH-a-sone)

Treats hay fever or other allergy symptoms in the nasal passages. Is also used to keep nasal polyps from growing back after they have been surgically removed. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

Brand Name(s):

Beconase AQ, Vancenase, Beconase, Vancenase AQ, Vancenase AQ Double Strength
There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to beclomethasone or any cortisone medicine (such as prednisone or hydrocortisone).

How to Use This Medicine:

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  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Blow your nose before using the medicine to clear out the nostrils.
  • Shake the canister well before each use.
  • Place the tip inside your nostril and slowly breathe in through your nose. At the same time press down on the canister to release a spray of the medicine.
  • Remove the tip from your nose and breathe out through your mouth.
  • You may need to use this medicine for 1 to 2 weeks before you feel better. Do not stop using it without first asking your doctor.

If a dose is missed:

  • Use the spray as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not inhale two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container and protect from direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you take this medicine.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe coughing or wheezing, trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble swallowing
  • White or red patches inside your mouth or nose that are painful

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Burning, stinging, or irritation in the nose
  • Stuffy nose, sneezing
  • Nosebleed
  • Changes in taste or smell
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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