Information about Beclometasone

Beclometasone Uses

Beclometasone is used in the treatment of asthma.

How Beclometasone works

Beclometasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Beclometasone

Hoarseness of voice, Thrush, Pharyngitis, Abnormal taste, Nasopharyngeal irritation, Application site irritation, Application site burning
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Expert advice for Beclometasone

  • Beclometasone helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Beclometasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Beclometasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Beclometasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Beclometasone


Q. What is thrush? Can Beclometasone cause thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection of the nose and throat caused by candida. Beclometasone can cause thrush as a common side effect. To avoid getting fungal infections, you should thoroughly rinse your mouth after using a nasal spray. If you experience any redness or white colored patches in your nose or mouth, inform your doctor.

Q. How does Beclometasone work?

Beclometasone is a corticosteroid, which works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Beclometasone take to start working?

The time required by Beclometasone to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Beclometasone. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly as it increases efficiency of the medicine.

Q. My friend developed a severe allergic reaction when she started Beclometasone. Could it be due to Beclometasone even though it is used for allergy purposes?

In very rare cases, Beclometasone can cause serious allergic reactions such as rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, throat and tongue. It may also cause low blood pressure which may further cause lightheadedness and the patient may even faint. You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms as it could be life threatening.

Q. For how long should I take Beclometasone?

It is recommended that you take Beclometasone for the duration advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Is Beclometasone safe?

Beclometasone is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. I have developed chickenpox while using Beclometasone. Can Beclometasone be responsible for chickenpox? What should be done?

Beclometasone is a corticosteroid which can weaken the immune system of the body. The decrease in immune response could have been the cause of chickenpox. You should immediately stop the medication and contact the doctor. The doctor may consider treating it with antiviral agents.

Q. Does long-term use of Beclometasone have any side effects?

Usual doses of Beclometasone can be tolerated by most people for long periods of time. But, few people may develop nose bleed, hole in nasal cartilage, and visual disturbances due to cataract or glaucoma if they take Beclometasone for a long time. Moreover, high doses also tend to increase the risk of weakening of bones (osteoporosis) and diabetes.

Q. Can I take Beclometasone for a runny nose and sneezing due to the common cold?

No, Beclometasone is only meant for allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of common cold can be due to viral infection and this medicine does not cure such infections. Therefore, you may not benefit from Beclometasone.


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