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Beclomethasone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Beclomethasone

Generic Name : Beclomethasone
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Beclomethasone are provided here.
Pronunciation : be kloe meth' a sone
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Beclomethasone, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Beclomethasone

India : 


International : 

Beconase , Qvar

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Beclomethasone?

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

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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