Vancenase AQ Side Effects
Generic Name: beclomethasone nasal
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug beclomethasone nasal. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vancenase AQ.
For the Consumer
Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol liquid, nasal aerosol powder, nasal spray
As well as its needed effects, beclomethasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Vancenase AQ) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking beclomethasone nasal, check with your doctor immediately: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]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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.
It is possible that some side effects of Vancenase AQ may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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