Beclomethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Beclomethasone inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. This medication will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Beclomethasone inhalation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the available dosage forms and strengths?
Oral inhalation aerosol
How should you use Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.
Beclomethasone is not a rescue medicine. It will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack. Use only a fast-acting asthma medicine for an attack. Tell your doctor if it seems like your asthma medications don’t work well.
Follow all patient instructions for safe and effective use, and directions for priming the inhaler device. Prime the inhaler device before the first use by pumping 2 test sprays into the air, away from your face. Prime the inhaler if it has not been used for longer than 10 days.
To reduce the chance of developing a yeast infection, rinse your mouth with water after using beclomethasone. Do not swallow.
Do not wash your inhaler device or allow it to get wet. Wipe the mouthpiece with a clean dry tissue or cloth at least once per week.
Always use the new device provided with the medicine when you get your prescription filled.
It may take 1 to 2 weeks or longer before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and call your doctor if your symptoms do not begin to improve after 2 weeks of treatment.
Your dose needs may change if you have surgery, are ill, are under stress, or have recently had an asthma attack. Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor’s advice.
Asthma is usually treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Seek medical attention if you think your asthma medications are not working as well. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
You should not stop using beclomethasone inhalation suddenly. If you switched to this medicine from an oral (taken by mouth) steroid, do not stop using the other steroid suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose.
You may need to restart the oral steroid if you are under stress or have an asthma attack or other medical emergency. Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you may need an oral steroid in an emergency.
Beclomethasone can weaken your immune system. Your blood may need to be tested often.
Store at room temperature; away from moisture and heat. Store the inhaler device with the canister upright and the mouthpiece on top. Keep the canister away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day. The canister may explode if it gets too hot. Do not puncture or burn an empty inhaler canister.
Who should not use Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Beclomethasone should not be given to a child younger than 5 years old.
Beclomethasone inhalation will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an asthma attack.
You should not use beclomethasone if you are allergic to it.
What to avoid while using Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Avoid getting a beclomethasone inhalation in your eyes. If you do, rinse with water.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Beclomethasone inhalation can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
What are the possible side effects of Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other drugs interact with Beclomethasone (Qvar, Beclovent)?
Other drugs may interact with beclomethasone inhalation, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking:
Some medicines may increase the effects of beclomethasone inhalation and your doctor may wish to monitor you carefully if you are taking these medicines (including some medicines for HIV, such as ritonavir, cobicistat).
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
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