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Vanceril DS Side Effects

Generic name: beclomethasone

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 27, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about beclomethasone. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vanceril DS.

Applies to beclomethasone: inhalation aerosol liquid.

Serious side effects of Vanceril DS

Along with its needed effects, beclomethasone (the active ingredient contained in Vanceril DS) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking beclomethasone:

More common

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Vanceril DS

Some side effects of beclomethasone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to beclomethasone: compounding powder, inhalation aerosol, inhalation aerosol with adapter.


The most commonly reported adverse reactions have included headache, pharyngitis, rhinitis, inhalation site and taste sensation.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Dysmenorrhea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Menorrhagia

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Adrenal suppression, Cushing syndrome, cushingoid features[Ref]

Oral therapy:

Following 4 weeks of oral therapy for ulcerative colitis, a reduction of plasma cortisol levels has been observed in up to 25% of patients; HPA-axis function recovery is expected to be transient, however follow up data is lacking.[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Pharyngitis (up to 27%)

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinitis, hoarseness, throat irritation, upper respiratory tract infection, dysphonia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bronchitis, coughing, epistaxis

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Acute asthma episode, hemoptysis, respiratory disorder, sinusitis

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Paradoxical bronchospasm with wheezing

Frequency not reported: Eosinophilic pneumonia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Oral candidiasis of mouth and throat

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal pain, constipation

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Dyspepsia, unspecified gastrointestinal disorders, nausea, tongue discoloration, toothache[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions including rashes, urticaria, pruritus, erythema

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity reactions including edema of the eyes, face, lips, and throat (angioedema), anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Glaucoma, cataracts

Postmarketing reports: Blurred vision, central serous chorioretinopathy[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anxiety

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, hyperactivity, aggression, irritability (mostly in children)

Postmarketing reports: Suicidal ideation[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 25%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, dysphonia, migraine

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Neuropathy, tremor, vertigo[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, purpura

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Photosensitivity reaction, skin disorder, urticaria

Frequency not reported: Easy bruising, skin thinning[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Myalgia, muscle cramps, back pain

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Growth retardation, decrease in bone mineral density[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Chest pain, edema

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Hypertension, palpitations, angina pectoris[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Inhalation site sensation and taste sensation[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased weight[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics."

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

3. (2013) "Product Information. Qvar (beclomethasone)." Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.