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Beconase AQ

Generic Name: Beclomethasone nasal [BE-kloe-METH-a-sone].
Brand Names: Beconase AQ, Qnasl.
Drug Class: Nasal steroids.

What is Beconase AQ?

Beclomethasone is a steroid that blocks the release of chemicals in the body that can cause inflammation.

Beconase Aqueous (for the nasal area) is used to treat issues like sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose triggered by allergies that are seasonal or all-year-round. The Beconase version of this medication can also be used to prevent the nasal polyps from returning following surgical procedures to eliminate the polyps.Beclomethasone can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guide to medication.

Side effects of Beconase AQ

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Beconase AQ may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor right away if you suffer from:

  • Persistent or severe nosebleeds.
  • Nostril sores that don't heal.
  • Eyestrain, bleeding, or seeing halos of light.
  • Symptoms of a hormonal disorder: worsening muscles, weakness or fatigue, anxiety, irritability, and light-headedness; nausea, vomiting; weight loss; diarrhea; and weight loss or weight increase (especially on your face or in your lower back or upper torso); as well as
  • Symptoms and signs of infection symptoms of infection Symptoms of infection include fever, sores, chills, or white patches in the area around your nose. Signs of infection include sores, chills, or white patches around your nose. symptoms, swelling, or redness.

Beconase AQ can affect growth in children. Consult your physician in the event that you suspect your child isn't growing as normal with Beconase AQ.

Common adverse effects of beconase The most common side effects of AQ are:

  • The irritation or discomfort inside your nose.
  • Snorting, stuffy, or runny nose.
  • Noosebleed.
  • The fever and sore throat.
  • Headache, nausea.
  • Unpleasant smell or taste.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Inform your doctor to seek any advice on the side effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and the package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical conditions, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Beconase AQ if you are intolerant to beclomethasone. Before taking beclomethasone, inform your physician if you've been sick or suffered any infections. You might not be able to take Beconase AQ until you are fully recovered. Beconase should not be administered to children younger than six years old. Qnasl should not be administered to a child who is younger than four years of age.

Speak to your doctor if you are ever diagnosed with:

  • Asthma
  • Glaucoma or cataracts.
  • Herpes simplex virus that is visible to your eyes.
  • Tuberculosis or any other disease or infection.
  • Ulcers or sores on your nose.
  • An injury or surgery that has affected the nose.

Consult with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take Beconase AQ?

Follow the directions on your prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed.

The typical dose is between 1 and 2 sprays per nostril daily. Follow the instructions of your physician for dosage. Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come with your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand the instructions. shake and shake the bottle of Beconase thoroughly before every use.

Steroids may reduce (suppress) the immune system, and you could contract infections more frequently. If you are taking this medication for a long period of time, you could require regular medical examinations. It could take a few days before you notice an improvement. Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve or if they worsen. Your doctor should monitor your performance frequently to ensure the medicine isn't causing harm to the sinuses or your nose. Keep the items upright at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Take it out of the medicine once you've used all of the drops and the counter is zero, regardless of whether there's still some medicine in the canister or pump.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the medication as soon as you are able, but take a break from your missed dose if you are close to the time for the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Long-term use or high doses of steroid medication could cause thinning of the skin, easily bruising, changes in the body's fat (especially on your neck, face, back, waist, and face), increased facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a decrease in attraction to sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting this medication into your eyes. If it does happen, then rinse your eyes and contact your doctor. Beware of those with illnesses or who are suffering from infections. Contact your doctor to get preventive treatment when you've been affected by chickenpox and measles. These illnesses can be very serious and even fatal for those who take steroid medication.

Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs can interact with beclomethasone, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking and any medications you begin or stop taking.