Beclometasone helps alleviate constant runny nose, sneezing and itching associated with allergic rhinitis, non-allergic seasonal rhinitis and common cold.
This medicine is also used to prevent nasal polyps (growth in the lining of nasal passage) from recurring after a surgical removal.
Beclometasone may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Use Beclometasone nasal spray exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
If you are using Beclometasone nasal spray for the first time or if you have not used the spray for 7 days or more, press the pump a few times (usually about 6 times) to get an even spray before using it.
How to use:
1. Shake the bottle well.
2. Blow your nose gently to clear your nostrils.
3. Close one nostril with your finger. Hold the pump straight and upright, while placing the applicator tip into the other nostril.
4. Breath in slowly through your nose while spraying into the nostril. Breath out through your mouth.
5. Repeat steps to spray in the other nostril.
6. Wipe and cap the nasal spray after using.
Make sure you know how to use your nasal spray. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using Beclometasone nasal spray even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.
Do not share your nasal spray with others as it could spread infection.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Inform your doctor if you have the following:
- history of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- recent nasal surgery or infection
- untreated infections e.g. TB
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not allow the solution or mist to be in contact with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, flush it with clean water. See a doctor quickly if you experience any problems with your eyesight.
Beclometasone nasal spray may cause any of the following side effects: headache, unpleasant or altered taste and smell, nausea, sneezing and nasal dryness, bleeding or irritation.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.