Beclo-rino

Beclo-rino

beclometasone

Manufacturer:

Laboratorio Aldo-Union

Distributor:

Mekim
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Beclomethasone dipropionate.
Description
Each application contains 50 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate and is fitted with a metering pump.
BECLO-RINO is an aqueous suspension for nasal administration that contains a medicine called beclomethasone dipropionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids (help to prevent inflammation).
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: glucose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, 2-phenylethanol and purified water.
Indications/Uses
BECLO-RINO is used to relieve the effects associated to allergic rhinitis (inflammation inside the nose) produced by: seasonal allergies (hayfever), perennial allergies (animal allergies), dust and other allergic agents (pollution). It helps to relieve itching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Always use BECLO-RINO exactly as the doctor has told. Check with the doctor or pharmacist if not sure.
BECLO-RINO is administered by nasal route.
There is not enough evidence to recommend the use in children under 6 years old.
Adults and children 6 years of age and older: The usual dose is 1 or 2 applications (50-100 micrograms of beclomethasone dipropionate) into each nostril twice a day.
The maximum recommended daily dose is 4 applications or sprays per nostril (400 micrograms).
This may be reduced to 1 application into each nostril twice a day once the symptoms have improved.
If the effect of BECLO-RINO is too strong or too weak, talk to the doctor or pharmacist.
If the patient uses more BECLO-RINO than it should: Call the doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Take the leaflet or the medicine so that the doctor will know what the patient has taken.
If the patient forgets to use BECLO-RINO: Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take it as soon as remembered.
Contraindications
Do not use BECLO-RINO: if allergic (hypersensitive) to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of BECLO-RINO.
Special Precautions
Take special care with BECLO-RINO: if the patient has infection in the nose or a chest infection.
If the patient has or had lung tuberculosis.
If the patient had corticosteroids for a long time, either as an injection or by the mouth.
If the patient has pain or nasal bleeding inside the nose.
If the patient had recent injury or surgery to the nose.
If the patient uses the medicine during a prolonged period, the doctor should inspect regularly: the nasal mucosa and the suprarenal gland.
If BECLO-RINO is administered to children older than 6 years for a long time, the doctor should check how well they are growing.
Driving and using machines: BECLO-RINO is not likely to affect the patient being able to drive or used any tools or machines.
We inform sportspeople that BECLO-RINO contains a component that can establish a positive analytic result in the doping control.
Important information about some of the ingredients of BECLO-RINO: BECLO-RINO contains benzalkonium chloride which may cause bronchospasm (problems with breathing).
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Ask the doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if pregnant, might become pregnant or breast-feeding.
The doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using BECLO-RINO during pregnancy and while breast-feeding.
Side Effects
Like all medicines BECLO-RINO can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people): A dry or painful nose or throat; sneezing, itching, coughing and very occasionally may get an unpleasant taste or smell; nasal bleeding; Candida infection in the nasopharyngeal cavity.
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people): Allergic severe reactions - the signs may include rash, hives, skin reactions, swelling of the face or throat, shortness of breath or wheezing.
Increase in intraocular pressure (glaucoma), cataract.
Perforation of the membrane separating the nostrils (the nasal septum).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if the patient notices any side effects not listed, tell the doctor or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions
Taking other medicines: Please tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking or have recently taken any other medicines (particularly if treated with corticosteroids), including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Caution For Usage
Instructions for the correct administration of the medicine: Check the expiry date of the product before first application.
Before first application: Remove the protection cap.
Shake the bottle and actuate the applicator using the forefinger and middle finger as many times as necessary to fill in the mechanism of the pump in order to perform a correct pulverization.
If not used daily, the pump must be loaded and make an actuation into the air.
Before each application: Blow the nose gently.
Remove the protection cap.
Shake the bottle.
Close one nostril with finger and put the applicator in the other nostril.
Tilt the patient's head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright. While breathing in press down firmly on the applicator with fingers. Breathe out through the mouth. Repeat in the same nostril.
Repeat the same process into the other nostril in the same way.
After using the spray, replace the protection cap.
Cleaning: It is advisable to clean the protection cap and the nasal applicator regularly. Wash under lukewarm water. Allow drying and replace them again correctly.
If the spray does not work and thinks it may be blocked, soak the nasal applicator in lukewarm water for a few minutes. Then let it dry in a warm place.
For further questions on the use of BECLO-RINO, ask the doctor or pharmacist.
Storage
Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
ATC Classification
R01AD01 - beclometasone ; Belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids used for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Presentation/Packing
Aqueous nasal spray (bottle) 50 mcg/dose (aqueous white suspension) x 200 doses.
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