Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (called ‘Beconase’ in this leaflet) contains a medicine called beclometasone dipropionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘cortico-steroids’).
• steroids work by reducing inflammation
• they reduce swelling and irritation in your nose
• this helps to relieve itching, sneezing and your blocked or runny nose.
Beconase is used to prevent and treat:
• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to seasonal allergies, such as Hayfever.
• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to year round (perennial) allergies, such as animal allergies.
Uses / Instructions
The usual starting dose is 2 sprays into each nostril twice a day.
• The most you would use in over 24 hours is normally 8 sprays (4 sprays per nostril).
• As you become better, your doctor may ask you to use a lower dose – one spray into each nostril twice a day
- you are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using your medicine if:
- you have had steroids for a long time, either as an injection or by your mouth.
- you have ever had an operation on your nose
- you have an infection in your nose
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• A dry or painful nose or throat.
• Bad nose bleeds.
• Mild allergic reactions including skin rashes or redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• Damage to your nose
• Cloudy lens in the eye (cataract)
• Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.