What is Beclometasone Nasal Spray?
Beclometasone nasal spray is hay fever and allergy relief medication for adults over the age of 18. If you’re suffering from a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, itching in your nose and throat, this nasal spray can help to ease your symptoms quickly and effectively. If you’re looking for a reliable way to relieve hay fever symptoms, just two sprays of beclometasone nasal spray in each nostril can help to treat those annoying symptoms fast.
What happens when you have hay fever?
When you have hay fever it means that you’re allergic to a substance called pollen that’s released from plants and flowers, especially in the spring and summer months. When you come into contact with pollen your body releases a substance called histamine to try and get rid of it. This causes symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose, itching in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat, and more.
How will the beclometasone dipropionate in this nasal spray relieve my hay fever symptoms?
The active ingredient in this nasal spray is beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medication called a corticosteroid or steroid. This means it helps to ease hay fever symptoms by reducing inflammation in the lining of your nose. This helps to reduce symptoms like sneezing and itching as well as reducing swelling in your nasal passages, easing a blocked or runny nose in the process.
Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
You should speak to your doctor before taking beclometasone nasal spray if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Some medications may not be right for you or your baby during these times and a medical professional can help you to choose a remedy that’s safe for both of you.
Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including herbal remedies and medications obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This especially applies if you are already taking:
- Medicines for HIV, such as ritonavir or cobicistat
- Corticosteroid medications, including injections, creams, or nasal sprays
Can I use this nasal spray if I’m taking other hay fever remedies?
You may be able to use beclometasone nasal spray alongside antihistamine tablets or other hay fever medications to ease your symptoms. However, you should only do this if your doctor has told you that it’s safe for you to do so, so you can be sure that the combination is right for you.
How to use this nasal spray
This product should only be used by adults over 18. Before using this product, remove the dust cap and gently shake the bottle. Place the nozzle of the spray into one nostril and hold your other nostril closed with a finger. Keep the spray upright, breathe in through your nose and press down on the nozzle to release a spray into your nose. Apply 2 sprays into each nostril twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
When should this product not be used?
Beclometasone spray is not suitable for use in children under the age of 18. Do not take this product if you are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:
- A nose infection or sinus trouble
- Recently had nasal surgery, injured your nose, or have ulcers in your nose
- Been taking steroid tablets
- Previously been treated with steroid injections or have taken steroid tablets for a long time
Does Beclometasone have any side effects?
Like all medications, beclometasone nasal spray can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek immediate medical help:
- Cataracts, raised pressure in your eye, and glaucoma, which can cause blurred vision or loss of vision
- Sores on the lining of your nose, a small hole in the partition between your nostrils
- Severe allergic reaction causing symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing and/or swelling of the face, lips, nose, or throat.
Other side effects you may experience include:
- Rash, including hives and itching or red skin
- Dryness and irritation in your nose and throat
- An unpleasant taste and smell immediately after using the product
- A small nose bleed, which will usually stop quickly
- Shortness of breath, wheezing
- Facial puffiness, increased body fat, thinning of the skin, weight gain, a rounded or moon-shaped face, high blood pressure
- Slowing of the rate of growth in children and adolescents
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medications, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not refrigerate. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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The active substance is beclometasone diproprionate. Each individual spray will contain 50 microgrammes of beclometasone diproprionate.
The other ingredients are anhydrous dextrose, polysorbate 80, dispersible cellulose, benzalkonium chloride 95%, phenylethanol and purified water.
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