Beconase AQ Side Effects
Generic Name: beclomethasone nasal
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of beclomethasone nasal. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Beconase AQ.
Not all side effects for Beconase AQ may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol liquid, nasal aerosol powder, nasal spray
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by beclomethasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Beconase AQ). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking beclomethasone nasal:More common
- fast heartbeat
- rapid, shallow breathing
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- Change in vision
- eye pain
- nausea or vomiting
- unexplained nosebleeds
- Bloody mucus
- cough or hoarseness
- difficulty with breathing
- hives or welts, itching
- loss of taste and smell
- sores inside the nose
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray
The most commonly reported side effects were epistaxis, nasal discomfort, throat irritation, and headache.[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, urticaria, and bronchospasm)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, nasal discomfort, sneezing attacks, nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea
Frequency not reported: Nasal ulcerations, dryness and irritation of the nose and throat
Postmarketing reports: Nasal septal perforation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Wheezing[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypercorticism, adrenal suppression, growth reduction in children[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, lightheadedness
Postmarketing reports: Loss of taste and smell, unpleasant taste and smell[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Tearing eyes
Postmarketing reports: Glaucoma, cataracts
Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased intraocular pressure[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing[Ref]
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Qnasl (beclomethasone nasal)." Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, North Wales, PA.
4. "Product Information. Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.
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