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Beclomethasone

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Beclomethasone is a corticosteroid. Beclomethasone helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. Beclomethasone is prescribed to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use Beclomethasone for an acute asthma attack.

Contraindications

Beclomethasone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection;
- Recent surgery or injury of mouth or throat;
- Taking corticosteroids by mouth;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Beclomethasone, other corticosteroids, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;

Interactions

Interactions are not expected.

Side Effects

Beclomethasone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Changes in vision;
- Chest pain, tightness;
- Fever, infection;
- Trouble breathing, wheezing;
- Unusual swelling;
- White patches or sores in the mouth or throat;
- Burning, irritation in throat;
- Cough;
- Dry mouth;
- Headache;
- Unusual taste or smell;

Dosage

For ADULTS

Beclomethasone Oral Inhalant

The usual recommended dose for adults and children 12 years of age and over is 2 inhalations taken 3 to 4 times a day. Four inhalations taken twice daily have been shown to be effective in some people. If you have severe asthma, your doctor may advise you to start with 12 to 16 inhalations a day. Daily intake should not exceed 20 inhalations.

For the double-strength inhalation aerosol, the usual dose is 2 inhalations twice a day. If your asthma is severe, your doctor may have you start with 6 to 8 inhalations a day. The maximum daily dosage is 10 inhalations.

For Qvar, a CFC-free form of the drug, the recommended starting dose is 40 to 80 micrograms twice daily if you've been using bronchodilators alone, and 40 to 160 micrograms if you've been using other inhaled steroid products. Take no more than 320 micrograms twice a day.

Beclomethasone Nasal Inhalation

For adults and children 12 years of age and over, the dosage of Vancenase PocketHaler is 1 inhalation in each nostril 2 to 4 times a day. A 3-times-daily schedule is often sufficient.

Beclomethasone Nasal Spray

For adults and children 12 years of age and older, the usual dosage is 1 or 2 inhalations in each nostril 2 to 4 times a day, depending on the brand. For the double strength nasal spray, the dosage is 1 or 2 inhalations in each nostril once a day.

The usual dosage of Vancenase AQ 84 micrograms for adults and children 6 years and over is 1 or 2 inhalations in each nostril once a day.

For CHILDREN

Beclomethasone Oral Inhalant

Children 6 to 12 years of age: The usual recommended dose is 1 or 2 inhalations 3 or 4 times a day. Four inhalations twice daily have been effective for some children. Daily intake should not exceed 10 inhalations.

For the double-strength inhalation aerosol, the usual dose is 2 inhalations twice daily, with a maximum of 5 inhalations a day.

For the Qvar brand, the recommended starting dose for children 5 to 11 is 40 micrograms twice daily. The highest recommended dose is 80 micrograms twice daily.

Beclomethasone Nasal Inhalation

Children 6 to 12 years of age: The usual dose of Vancenase PocketHaler is 1 inhalation 3 times a day.

Beclomethasone Nasal Spray

Children 6 to 12 years of age: The usual dosage is 1 inhalation in each nostril 2 times a day. Some children may need 2 inhalations. However, once adequate control is achieved, the dose should be decreased to 1 inhalation in each nostril twice daily. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 2 inhalations in each nostril twice daily. The dosage for the double strength nasal spray is 1 or 2 inhalations in each nostril once a day.

Beclomethasone should not be given to children under the age of 6 unless advised by your doctor.

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