Directions for Beclomethasone

When and How to Take Beclomethasone

Some general considerations for when and how to take this medication include the following:
  • Both beclomethasone nasal spray and inhaler are used twice daily.
  • The inhaler is inhaled into the lungs, while the nasal spray is gently sprayed into the nose (but not inhaled).
  • Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to use beclomethasone inhalers or nasal spray.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular beclomethasone product (the Qvar dosage is different from the Beconase AQ dosage)
  • Your age
  • The severity of your condition
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Beclomethasone Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with beclomethasone. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of beclomethasone inhalers include, but are not limited to:
Common side effects of beclomethasone nasal spray include, but are not limited to:
  • Nose or throat irritation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness.
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