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The most common side effects are dryness, irritation of the nose
and throat, and an unpleasant taste and smell.
Other side effects include:
glaucoma (raised eye pressure, eye pain or blurred vision)
sores inside the nose
slow growth in children (only in rare cases where the child has
received treatment with this drug for a very long time - these
children should have their height monitored regularly) .
If you should suffer from any of these undesired effects or any
undesired effect please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE
SHOWN ON THE LABEL.
DISCARD CONTENTS 3 MONTHS AFTER FIRST OPENING.
PROTECT FROM LIGHT AND DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
STORE AT TEMPERATURE BELOW 25 C.
KEEP ALL MEDICATION OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
This leaflet contains a summary of the information about Vivabec
(Beclometasone Dipropionate) which is an effective treatment for
Hayfever. Please read the leaflet carefully before using your Nasal
Vivabec (Beclometasone Dipropionate) is available in a brown glass
bottle fitted with a white nozzle. Each bottle contains 200 sprays.
Each spray contains 50 micrograms of the active ingredient
Beclometasone Dipropionate. The nasal spray also contains
Dextrose, Polysorbate 80, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium
Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Benzalkonium Chloride, Phenylethanol
and Purified Water.
The active ingredient in this medicine is Beclometasone Dipropionate.
This is the new name for Beclomethasone Dipropionate. The
ingredient itself has not changed.
HOW DOES YOUR MEDICINE WORK ?
Beclometasone Dipropionate is a steroid. It acts by reducing the
inflammation in your nose. This inflammation is responsible for your
hayfever symptoms, eg. sneezing, and an itchy, blocked up or runny
Product Licence Holder and Manufacturer: Generics [UK] Limited,
Station Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL.
Distributed by: Lexon UK Limited, 18 Oxleasow Road, Moons
Moat East, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE, England.
Date of revision: March 2010
BEFORE USING VIVABEC
Some people can be allergic to medicine. If you can answer yes to
any of the following questions, tell your doctor BEFORE using this
product. If you develop a rash or swelling, stop taking this medicine
and tell your doctor immediately.
Are you pregnant or do you intend to become pregnant ?
Are you breast feeding a baby ?
Are you suffering from either a nose infection or sinus trouble ?
Have you recently been treated with a steroid injection or taken
steroid tablets for a long time ?
Do not use this nasal spray if you think you may be allergic to any of
VIVABEC IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS
UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
Squirt two sprays into each nostril twice a day. To get the most
benefit out of your nasal spray use it regularly.
Once you start to feel better, a single spray into each nostril twice a
day may be enough to control your hayfever.
Do not use more than eight sprays in 24 hours.
Vivabec (Beclometasone Dipropionate) quickly starts to reduce
inflammation and swelling in your nose, although it may take 2 or 3 days
to build up to its maximum protective effect.
If you feel no better after 10 days, refer to your doctor. This product
should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without
consulting your doctor.
If you forget a dose use the spray as soon as you remember. If it
is almost time for your next dose though, do not double the
dose just carry on as before.
HOW SHOULD YOU USE YOUR NASAL
If you have any problems about using your
nasal spray, ask your pharmacist.
1 Remove the dust-cap and lock-ring (if fitted).
Shake the bottle gently (figure 1).
2 On first using the nasal spray, prepare for use
by pressing down on the white collar using both
your index and middle fingers. Keep the base
supported with your thumb (figure 2). Continue
to press down until the collar stops and then
allow to return to its original position. Repeat
this action until a fine spray appears. The first
five attempts to produce a spray should be
allowed to go to waste. Now the spray is ready
3 To use the spray, first blow your nose gently.
Closing one nostril off as shown, bend your
head forward slightly. Hold the bottle upright
and carefully insert the applicator into your
other nostril (figure 3).
4 Slowly begin to breathe in through your nose
and whilst doing so press down firmly on the
white collar to produce a fine spray inside your
nose. Breathe out through your mouth (figure 4).
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to squirt a second spray
in the same nostril.
Wash the nozzle frequently with warm water. This
will prevent it from getting blocked.
If the pump has not been used for a short period
of time, re-priming may be necessary
(see Step 2 above).
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency