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Beconase AQ

Generic Name: Beclomethasone Nasal Spray (be kloe METH a sone)
Brand Name: Beconase AQ

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 26, 2019.

Uses of Beconase AQ:

  • It is used to keep nose polyps from coming back.
  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Beconase AQ?

  • If you have an allergy to beclomethasone or any other part of Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have had any recent nose surgery, injury, ulcers, or sores.
  • If you have a nose infection.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Beconase AQ?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • It may take a few weeks to see the full effect.
  • This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
  • Do not use more than what your doctor told you to use. Do not use more often or longer than what you were told. Doing any of these things may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
  • Talk with your doctor if you come into contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles and you have not had chickenpox, measles, or the vaccines for them.
  • This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Beconase AQ) best taken?

Use Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • Do not take Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray) by mouth. Use in your nose only. Keep out of your mouth and eyes (may burn).
  • Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
  • Prime pump before first use or if not used for more than 1 week.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Blow your nose before use.
  • Close 1 nostril.
  • When using, tilt your head forward a little.
  • Put nose spray tube into other nostril.
  • While breathing in through the nose, press down once to release spray.
  • Breathe out from your mouth.
  • Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after you use Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray).
  • Spray up the nose only. Do not spray onto the wall joining the two nostrils.
  • Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.
  • Check your spray use with your doctor at each visit. Read and follow the facts on how to use the spray. Make sure you use the spray the right way.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Very bad nose irritation.
  • Nosebleed.
  • Nose sores.
  • Whistling sound when you breathe.
  • Redness or white patches in mouth or throat.
  • Change in eyesight.

What are some other side effects of Beconase AQ?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Beconase AQ?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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