BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE AQUEOUS NASAL SPRAY
Active substance(s): BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE / BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE / BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE
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Driving and using machines
s .ASOBEC (AYFEVER IS NOT EXPECTED TO AFFECT YOUR
ability to drive or operate machinery.
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more. Hold the bottle away from you and press
down until you can see a fine mist.
Using your nasal spray
5. Gently blow your nose.
6. Close one nostril by
pressing your finger
against it and place the
nozzle of the spray in
your other nostril. Tilt
your head slightly so
THAT THE BOTTLE IS KEPT
upright (diagram C).
7. Breathe in through your
open nostril and, at the same time, press the
nozzle once with your fingers to release the spray.
8. Breathe out through your mouth.
)F YOU NEED TO USE A SECOND SPRAY REPEAT STEPS
10. Repeat steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, with your other nostril.
After using your nasal spray
s 7IPE THE NOZZLE WITH A CLEAN TISSUE AND PUT THE
DUST CAP BACK ON
Cleaning your nasal spray
s 9OU SHOULD CLEAN THE PUMP AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
TO STOP IT FROM GETTING BLOCKED UP 'ENTLY PRESS
upwards on the white collar to pull the nozzle off
s 7ASH THE NOZZLE AND DUST
CAP IN WARM WATER 0UT
them in a warm place to dry,
but do not use too much
HEAT 0UT THE NOZZLE AND
DUST CAP BACK ON
If you use more Nasobec
Hayfever than you should
)T IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE YOUR
dose as stated on the carton and
in the “How to use” section of this leaflet or as
advised by your PHARMACIST9OU SHOULD NOT EXCEED
the recommended dose; using more or less may
MAKE YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSE
)F YOU USE MORE THAN SPRAYS IN HOURS TELL YOUR
doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to use Nasobec Hayfever
)F YOU FORGET TO USE YOUR MEDICINE AT THE RIGHT TIME
use it as soon as you remember, and then carry on
AS BEFORE .EVER TAKE TWO DOSES TOGETHER TO MAKE
up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop using Nasobec Hayfever
Your symptoms may only start to improve after you
have been using your medicine for a few days,
therefore it is important that you use your medicine
REGULARLY FOR FULL BENEFIT )F YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT
improve after 7 days, consult your doctor before
you stop using this medicine.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE NASOBEC HAYFEVER
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Nasobec Hayfever
carefully to get the best results from it.
s Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
s !SK YOUR PHARMACIST IF YOU NEED MORE
information or advice.
s 9OU SHOULD NOT USE .ASOBEC (AYFEVER FOR MORE
than 3 months continuously without consulting a
s )F YOU GET ANY SIDE EFFECTS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
s VERY OCCASIONALLY YOU MAY FIND YOU GET AN
unpleasant taste or smell.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice
any of the following side effects:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
s A DRY OR PAINFUL NOSE OR THROAT
s BAD NOSE BLEEDS
s MILD ALLERGIC REACTIONS INCLUDING SKIN RASHES OR
REDNESS ITCHING OR WEALS LIKE NETTLE RASH OR HIVES
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
s HIGH PRESSURE IN YOUR EYE THAT MAY CAUSE PAIN OR
s CLOUDING OF THE LENS CATARACT
s DAMAGE TO YOUR NOSE
s THE NOSE SEPTUM THE DIVIDING PARTITION IN THE
nose) may become perforated.
The following side effects may occur:
s BLOOD STAINED CRUSTS IN THE NOSE
)T IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE DOSE INSTRUCTIONS SHOWN
in Section 3. Using Nasobec Hayfever at higher
doses or for longer than 3 months at a time can
cause a number of changes in your body, such as
catching infections more easily.
Reporting of side effects
)F YOU GET ANY SIDE EFFECTS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
HOW TO STORE NASOBEC HAYFEVER
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep your medicine below 30°C in the original carton
away from light. Do not put your medicine in the fridge.
Do not use Nasobec Hayfever after it has been open
FOR MONTHS OR AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE THAT IS STATED
ON THE OUTER PACKAGING WHICHEVER IS SOONER4HE
EXPIRY DATE REFERS TO THE LAST DAY OF THAT MONTH
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
OR HOUSEHOLD WASTE !SK YOUR PHARMACIST HOW TO
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.
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What Nasobec Hayfever contains:
s 4HE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS BECLOMETASONE
s 4HE OTHER INGREDIENTS ARE PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE POLYSORBATE
microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose
sodium, glucose anhydrous and purified water.
Your medicine may also contain hydrochloric acid
to adjust the pH.
What Nasobec Hayfever looks like and contents of
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
s .ASOBEC (AYFEVER IS A NASAL SPRAY
s .ASOBEC (AYFEVER IS SUPPLIED IN POLYETHYLENE
,IKE ALL MEDICINES .ASOBEC (AYFEVER CAN CAUSE
BOTTLES IN TWO PACK SIZES
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
s ML BOTTLE CONTAINING SPRAYS
Stop using the spray and tell your doctor or pharmacist
s ML BOTTLE CONTAINING SPRAYS
immediately or go to the casualty department at
.OT ALL PACK SIZES MAY BE MARKETED
your nearest hospital if the following happens:
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need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
This leaflet was last revised: March 2015
Immediately after you use your spray
s YOU MAY SNEEZE A LITTLE BUT THIS SOON STOPS
)F YOUR DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED THIS MEDICINE ALWAYS
USE .ASOBEC (AYFEVER EXACTLY AS YOUR DOCTOR HAS
told you. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.
9OU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST IF
you are not sure.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have watery or
itchy eyes. He or she may give you another
medicine to treat your eyes.
Always shake well before use. Only use in the nose.
Do not swallow.
Adults (including the elderly) aged 18 and over
The usual dose is either:
s 2 sprays into each nostril twice a day, or if you
s 1 spray into each nostril 3 or 4 times a day.
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Do not use more than eight sprays (400 micrograms)
1. What Nasobec Hayfever is and what it is used for in 24 hours.
You will only start to feel better after you have been
2. Before you use Nasobec Hayfever
using your medicine for a few days.
3. How to use Nasobec Hayfever
Once your symptoms are under control you should
4. Possible side effects
change your dosage to 1 spray into each nostril
5. How to store Nasobec Hayfever
twice a day.
6. Further information
)T IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REDUCE YOUR DOSE AS SOON AS
WHAT NASOBEC HAYFEVER IS AND WHAT your symptoms are under control.
)F YOUR SYMPTOMS THEN GET WORSE YOU SHOULD
IT IS USED FOR
INCREASE YOUR DOSAGE BACK TO THE STARTING DOSE
Nasobec Hayfever contains beclometasone
Do not use Nasobec Hayfever for more than 3
dipropionate, which is one of a group of medicines months continuously without consulting a doctor.
called corticosteroids. Your medicine has
Do not use more than the recommended dose.
If you use high doses of Nasobec Hayfever
Nasobec Hayfever is used to treat and prevent the
There are times when your doctor may need to
symptoms of allergic reactions to pollens (hayfever), adjust the dose of the steroid you are given or the
such as itchy or runny nose and sneezing.
WAY IN WHICH YOU TAKE IT4HESE TIMES ARE
s TIMES OF EXTREME STRESS
BEFORE YOU USE NASOBEC HAYFEVER
s DURING ADMISSION TO HOSPITAL AFTER A SERIOUS
accident, injury or illness
DO NOT use Nasobec Hayfever if you:
s BEFORE OR AFTER A SURGICAL OPERATION
s ARE ALLERGIC HYPERSENSITIVE TO BECLOMETASONE
THINK THAT ANY OF THESE APPLY TO YOU WHILST
dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of
USING .ASOBEC (AYFEVER SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR
s IF YOU ARE under 18 years.
Children less than 18 years old
Take special care with Nasobec Hayfever
s .ASOBEC (AYFEVER IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN
s 4ALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OF PHARMACIST BEFORE USING
children less than 18 years old.
Nasobec Hayfever if you have an infection or
Before you use your nasal spray
ulcers in your nose, or you have recently had
)F YOU ARE USING YOUR NASAL SPRAY FOR THE FIRST TIME
surgery or an injury to your nose
REMOVE THE CLIP DIAGRAM !
s If your symptoms do not improve within 14 days,
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST
s Do not use for more than 3 months without
consulting your doctor.
Taking other medicines
s 0LEASE TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST IF YOU ARE
TAKING OR HAVE RECENTLY TAKEN ANY OTHER
medicines, including medicines obtained without
3HAKE THE BOTTLE GENTLY AND
Important information about some of the
then remove the dust cap. B
ingredients of Nasobec Hayfever
3. Hold the bottle upright
s .ASOBEC (AYFEVER ALSO INCLUDES THE INGREDIENT
with your thumb under
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE WHICH IS AN IRRITANT AND
THE BOTTLE AND YOUR INDEX
MAY CAUSE SKIN REACTIONS
finger and middle finger
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
on either side of the
s )F YOU ARE PREGNANT PLANNING TO BECOME
nozzle (diagram B).
PREGNANT OR ARE BREAST FEEDING ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR 4O MAKE SURE YOUR PUMP IS WORKING TEST SPRAY IT
pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
into the air before you use it for the first time, and
WHENEVER YOU HAVE NOT USED IT FOR A WEEK OR
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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