Beconase Nasal Spray

Beconase Nasal Spray

Beconase is a kind of nasal spray that can be given both via prescription, and over the counter in some parts of the world. The version of this medication that is given over the counter is intended to treat the symptoms of nasal allergies, including pet allergies, hay fever, dust mite allergies, and so on. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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Beconase is a form of nasal spray medication containing the active ingredient beclomethasone, which is a form of medicine known as corticosteroid. The active ingredient in Beconase has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces your response to certain stimuli.  

What is Beconase? 

Beconase is a kind of nasal spray that can be given both via prescription, and over the counter in some parts of the world. The version of this medication that is given over the counter is intended to treat the symptoms of nasal allergies, including pet allergies, hay fever, dust mite allergies, and so on.  

Beconase nasal sprays contain the active ingredient beclomethasone dipropionate. This is a corticosteroid medication that is helpful at reducing inflammation. Corticosteroids are homes that can be produced naturally by the adrenal glands, and they also perform a number of crucial functions, including controlling inflammatory responses. Beconase is a form of synthetic corticosteroid used as a nasal spray to limit inflammation in the nasal passages.  

When you administer this medication into the nose, the corticosteroid is absorbed into the cells of the lining of your nose. Inside of those cells, Beconase can work to reduce the way that chemicals are released, causing inflammatory reactions. Beconase sometimes helps to eliminate symptoms like runny and blocked noses, sinus discomfort, sneezing, and so on.  

When is Beconase used? 

Beconase is commonly used to treat and prevent year-round and seasonal symptoms caused by allergic reactions. These symptoms can include things like sneezing, a running or stuffy nose, itchy eyes or throat, sore nose, or general discomfort around the eyes.  

Beconase can sometimes treat the symptoms of irritation and discomfort caused by triggers like perfumes and cigarette smoke. Additionally, Beconase can help to prevent the return of certain polyps or growths within the nasal cavity that have been previously removed by surgery. This medication belongs to the corticosteroid class of drugs.  

Beconase nasal spray will not necessarily relieve the symptoms of inflammation in the nose immediately, and it can take a few days before it has a measurable impact on how you feel.  

How do you use Beconase? 

When taking any new medication, it is important that you read the patient leaflet provided by the company that makes the drug or substance. You should also follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or consultant. Remember, the patient leaflet included with your medication will provide useful insights into things like the kind of side effects that you can expect to experience when taking Beconase, and how you might be able to reduce your chances of experience side effects.  

Beconase nasal spray is only intended for use in the nose. Usually, you will be able to put one or two sprays of the medication directly into your nostril twice per day, or you will need to follow the instructions given by your doctor. You should be careful not to spray this medication into your eyes. Blow your nose gently to clear the nasal passageways before you use this drug and shake the container before each use. You will need to prime the spray pump if you have not used it before.  

To use your Beconase nasal spray, remove the safety clip that comes attached to the spray and the plastic cap. Close one of your nostrils by pressing it in with your fingertip, then tilt your head forward slightly, and keep the bottle upright. Carefully put the applicator into your nostril and press on the pump to deliver the spray into your nose. Do not angle the spray towards the inner wall of your nostril, as this can increase your risk of side effects.  

Make sure that the medication gets into your system properly by breathing gently through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat the application process in both nostrils, and make sure that the applicator tip is clean before you replace the plastic cap that comes with the medication. Don’t blow your nose for at least fifteen minutes after using Beconase.  

What dosages are there? 

The dosage of Beconase prescribed to you by your consultant or doctor will depend on a number of factors, including your response to treatment and the medical condition that you’re hoping to address. Usually, the most common dose is one or two sprays in each nostril two times per day.  

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 may be required to take a smaller dose of this medication, or only use it once per day. Your doctor will tell you how long you need to continue taking this medication for, or you can ask your consultant for more information. This medication needs to be used regularly if you intend to get the most benefit from it. You may find that it’s easier to get the right results from your medication if you use Beconase at the same time each day.  

Some people will feel better after taking Beconase for just a couple of days, however, it can take up to two weeks before you recognise the full benefits of the drug. Keep track of the number of sprays of this medication that you use and discard the bottle after you have used the number of sprays intended by the manufacturer.  

What are the side effects of Beconase? 

Medications can affect different people in different ways. Sometimes, as well as causing the intended response when taken, medications like Beconase can also cause unintended side effects. Most of the side effects associated with Beconase are mild and will go away on their own as your body gets used to the medication. These side effects might include issues like slight dryness or discomfort in your throat and nose after you use Beconase.  

If you’re worried about any slightly more serious side effects, then you should contact a medical professional immediately and stop using this medication. Tell your doctor if you experience: 

  • Nosebleeds; 
  • Nausea and vomiting; 
  • Sores or pain in your nose; 
  • Loss of smell or taste; 
  • Excessive sneezing. 

In rare circumstances, it is possible that corticosteroids administered into the nose could be absorbed into the blood stream. When this happens, this could lead to side effects, like having too much corticosteroid. The side effects of Beconase from a corticosteroid perspective are more likely to happen in children and people who use this drug for an extended period of time. Tell your doctor if you notice headaches, vision problems, increased urination or thirst, headaches, weight loss, excessive tiredness, or swelling in your ankles or feet.  

Corticosteroids can sometimes reduce your body’s ability to fight infection. It is important that you seek emergency help if you notice symptoms of an infection, including sore throat, ear pain, fever, or chills.  

Although a significant allergic reaction to this medication is rare, it is possible. You should seek immediate attention from a medical professional if you notice a rash, itching, swelling around the throat or tongue, dizziness, wheezing, or trouble breathing. 

When shouldn’t you use Beconase? 

Not everyone will be able to use Beconase safely. It’s important to tell your doctor or consultant immediately if you are allergic to this medication or have any other allergies. This product can also contain inactive ingredients which might lead to allergic reactions. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns.  

Before you use this medication, you will need to answer any questions that your consultant has carefully. Tell your consultant about your medical history, particularly if you have any history with eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma, or infections like tuberculosis. You should also make sure your consultant is aware of any recent nose problems you have had, such as ulcers and surgeries. 

In some cases, using corticosteroids over an extended period of time might make it more difficult for your body to respond to cases of physical stress. Because of this, it is important to tell your surgeon or medical professional that you are using Beconase.  

During pregnancy, this drug should only be used when it is deemed absolutely necessary. You can discuss the benefits of using this medication with your consultant before you begin using it if you are concerned or uncertain. It is not sure whether Beconase passes into breast milk at this time. If you are worried about nursing or breastfeeding when you are using Beconase ask your consultant whether you should consider taking another medication.  

Does Beconase interact with other medications? 

Beconase and other medications can sometimes have a higher risk of causing side effects when they’re used alongside other drugs that you are already taking. It is important that your consultant is fully aware of all medications that you might be using before you begin taking Beconase. Tell your consultant if you are already taking any over the counter medications, drugs prescribed by a doctor, or herbal medications.  

It may not be a good idea to take this substance with other corticosteroids, as that could increase your chances of having corticosteroid-based side effects. Ensure that your consultant is aware of any other steroids you are using, including tablets and creams. Additionally, if you need to apply any other medications by nasal spray when you are using Beconase, ask your consultant how long you should leave it between applying each medication. 

Using two sprays too close together could dilute the effects of both medications.  

Where can you buy Beconase? 

You can purchase Beconase safely and securely on the internet after having a consultation with one of our professionals. We can get a prescription to a local pharmacy on your behalf for you to collect within three working days.  

Can I get Beconase without a prescription? 

Beconase is a medication that is available both over the counter and via prescription in certain parts of the world. You will still need a consultation before using this medication. 


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Assessed by:

Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner
Registration number: GMC: 4741365

Dr Imran Malik studied undergraduate medicine at King's College University in Central London and clinical studies at the prestigious King's College Hospital. He graduated with a MBBS degree in 2000 and went on to gain postgraduate memberships with the Royal Society of Medicine and also General Practice in 2006.