Beconase Side Effects
Mild nose or throat irritation, occasional sneezing attacks, and headaches are the most common side effects that have been reported with Beconase. Reactions to this drug are usually minor and do not require treatment in most cases. However, certain side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including frequent or severe nosebleeds, frequent infections, and allergic reactions.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Beconase® AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Beconase AQ. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Beconase AQ has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Beconase AQ included:
- Mild irritation of the nose or throat -- in up to 24 percent of people
- Occasional sneezing attacks -- up to 4 percent
- Headache -- between 3 and 5 percent
- Nausea -- between 3 and 5 percent
- Lightheadedness -- between 3 and 5 percent
- Nasal stuffiness -- less than 3 percent
- Nosebleeds -- less than 3 percent
- Runny nose -- less than 3 percent
- Watery eyes -- less than 3 percent.