Beclomethasone - Drug Information

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General Information on Beclomethasone

Generic Name : Beclomethasone

Pronunciation : be kloe meth' a sone

Latest prescription information about Beclomethasone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Why is Beclomethasone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic steroid, prescribed for asthma attacks. This medication prevents the release of substances that causes inflammation.  

When should Beclomethasone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Beclomethasone?

Inhalation: Asthma prophylaxis- Initial: 600-800 mcg/day. Maintenance: 400 mcg/day in divided doses.
Severe asthma- 250 mcg 4 times/day. Max: 2 mg/day.
Nasal Allergic and non allergic rhinitis- 100 mcg into each nostril twice daily. Max: 400 mcg/day.

How should Beclomethasone be taken?

It comes as an aerosol and solution to inhale through the nose as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Beclomethasone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, liver, kidney or heart disease, sugar, under active thyroid, high blood pressure, mental illness, muscle pain/weakness, joint inflammation, eye infection, seizures, ulcer, any allergy, who taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Since it takes time to get rid off from your health condition, continue to use it as directed by your healthcare provider.
Avoid contact with people with chickenpox, measles or shingles.

What are the side effects of Beclomethasone?

   Most Common : Headache, nausea and lightheadedness.
   Respiratory : Nose bleed, stuffiness, runny nose, wheezing and nose irritation.
   Miscellaneous : Watery eyes, increased eye pressure and allergic reactions.

What are the other precautions for Beclomethasone?

If you feel difficult to use inhaler, consult with your doctor.
Not advisable for use in children aged less than 5 years.

What are the storage conditions of Beclomethasone?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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