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Generic name: beclomethasone nasal [BE-kloe-METH-a-sone]
Names of brands: Beconase AQ, QNASL
Drug class: Nasal steroids

What is QNASL?

QNASL includes beclomethasone, which is a corticosteroid. It stops the release of chemicals in the body that can cause inflammation. QNASL Nasal Aerosol (80 milligrams) is a prescribed medicine that treats year-round and seasonal nasal allergies like nasal congestion, sneezing, and running noses in adults as well as children aged 12 years and above. QNASL Nasal Aerosol (40 milligrams) is used to treat nasal allergies in children between 4 and 11 years old.


Before you use QNASL, the nasal spray, inform your doctor if you have been sick or have had some infection of any type. Also, inform your doctor if you have cataracts, glaucoma, or herpes simplex infections in your eye, tuberculosis ulcers or sores on your nose, or if you've recently had an injury or surgery for your nose.

It could take up to two weeks before symptoms begin to improve. Continue using QNASL nasal spray according to the directions and consult your doctor if your symptoms don't improve after a month of therapy. To make sure that the medication isn't causing any negative effects on your sinuses or nose, Your doctor might want to monitor your improvement regularly. Don't miss all scheduled appointments with your doctor.

Beclomethasone may reduce blood cells that help your body fight off infections. Beware of those with illnesses or who suffer from infections. Consult your doctor to seek treatment for your condition if you've been exposed to measles or chicken pox. These illnesses can be very serious and even fatal for those who use QNASL. Beware of getting the medication into your eyes. If it does happen, rinse your eyes and consult your physician.

Steroids like beclomethasone may influence the growth of children. Discuss this with your doctor in the event that you suspect your child isn't growing as normal when using QNASL.

Before taking this medication

It is not recommended to take QNASL if you are allergic to beclomethasone.

Before taking QNASL, consult your physician if you are sick or have had any infections. You might not be able to utilize the spray until you're well.

QNASL is not to be given to a child who is younger than 4.

To be sure the nasal spray you use is suitable for you, inform your physician if you've previously had:

  • Asthma;
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Herpes simplex virus in your eyes
  • Tuberculosis or any other disease or infection;
  • The nose with ulcers, sores, or
  • A surgery or injury that affects the nose.

It isn't known if beclomethasone nasal spray can harm an unborn child. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to have a baby while taking this medication.

It's not clear if beclomethasone nasal gets into breast milk or whether it can harm a nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

How to take QNASL?

Make use of QNASL nasal spray precisely as directed by your doctor. The typical dosage is between 1 and 2 sprays in each nostril daily. Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription. Don't use this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.

The medicine comes with instructions on how to use it safely and instructions to prime and dispose of your nasal spray. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns.

Steroids can reduce (suppress) the immune system, and it is possible to contract an infection more quickly. If you take this medication for a long time, you might require regular medical examinations.

It could take a few days before your symptoms begin to improve. Consult your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if they become worse after using QNASL nasal spray.

Your doctor must examine your progress when you're taking QNASL nasal spray to ensure this spray does not cause damage to your nasal passages or sinuses.

Place the item in an upright position at room temperature,  away from heat and moisture.

Get rid of your QNASL nasal spray once you've used 120 sprays or the indicator for dose shows zero.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

A high dose of beclomethasone is not likely to cause dangerous symptoms. However, prolonged usage of high doses of steroids could cause symptoms like skin thinning and easy bruises, changes in the appearance or location of fat (especially on your neck, face, back, waist, and face), increased appearance of acne or facial hair loss, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

Avoid this

Do not let this medication get into your eyes. If it does happen, then rinse your eyes and contact your doctor.

Steroids can reduce blood cells, which help your body fight off infections. Avoid those who are ill or suffer from infections. Consult your physician to get preventive treatment in the event that you have been in contact with chickenpox or measles. These illnesses can be very serious and even fatal for those who use QNASL, the nasal spray.

Side effects of QNASL

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate you are experiencing an allergic reaction, QNASL: hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from:

  • Persistent or severe nosebleeds;
  • Nostril sores, which won't heal
  • Eyestrain, the blurring of vision, or seeing halos in light sources;
  • Symptoms of a hormonal disorder that cause fatigue or muscle weakness, anxiety, being irritable, feeling lightheaded, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss or weight growth (especially on your face or in your upper back and your torso), as well as
  • Symptoms of symptoms of infection include chills, fever, and white patches or sores in the area around your nose. Flu symptoms, swelling, or redness.

Beclomethasone may affect growth in children. Discuss with your doctor when you believe your child isn't growing as normal when taking this medication.

Common QNASL side effects can include:

  • Discomfort or irritation in your nose;
  • Sneezing, running, or stuffy nose;
  • Nosebleed;
  • The fever and sore throat;
  • Headache, nausea, or
  • A bad smell or taste.

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications may interfere with beclomethasone nasal, such as prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you take now and about any medication that you decide to stop or begin taking.