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Beclomethasone Medication - Uses & Side Effects

beclomethasone inhalation
Pronunciation: be kloe MEH tha sone
Brand: Beclovent, Qvar, Vanceril, Vanceril DS

Beclomethasone medication is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family. It is used to treat or prevent shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties that may also caused by severe asthma. It is in a class of medications known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling in the airways.

Beclomethasone Dosage

  • For adults and children 12 years of age and over, then the usual dosage is 2 inhalations taken 3 to 4 times a day.
  • For adults and children 12 years of age and over, the dosage of Vancenase PocketHaler is 1 inhalation in each nostril 2 to 4 times a day.

Uses of Beclomethasone

  • It is used to treat the release of substances in the body that may also cause inflammation.
  • Beclomethasone inhalation is also used to prevent asthma attacks and other medical conditions such as inflammation of the lung tissues.

Side Effects of Beclomethasone

Before taken Beclomethasone medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Beclomethasone. Side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Breathing problems
  • Cataracts
  • Depression
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Hhives

Warnings and precautions before taking Beclomethasone

  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications such as aspirin, digoxin, diuretics, estrogen, ketoconazole, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have any medical problems including diabetes, an underactive thyroid gland, mental illness, then you should tell your doctor before using this medication.
  • If you have fungal infection, then you should not use this medication without talking to your doctor.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Beclomethasone with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Beclomethasone with the following:

  • Furazolidone
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Moclobemide
  • Phenelzine
  • Rasagiline
  • Selegiline
  • Tranylcypromine
Overdose

An overdose of this medication is not likely to be harmful. But after taken this medication if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effects. This medication may be harmful if swallowed.


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