Beclometasone Nasal Spray (200 Sprays)

  • Each bottle contains 200 sprays
  • Relieves allergy symptoms such as colds and hay fever
  • Reduces itching, stuffy or runny nose and sneezing
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What is Beclometasone nasal spray?

Beclometasone nasal spray is a treatment for symptoms associated with colds and hay fever, such as an itchy or runny nose. Beclometasone is a form of medicine called a corticosteroid, which is a class of drug that lowers inflammation in your body.

You can buy Beclometasone nasal sprays from Medicine Direct after an online consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will prescribe this medicine for you if they believe it to be the most suitable. After your consultation, you can order the spray from our online pharmacy; order by 2pm for free next day delivery.

What is Beclometasone nasal spray used to treat?

This nasal spray is used to treat the symptoms of colds and hay fever, including an itchy, stuffy or runny nose and sneezing.

It works by blocking certain natural substances, which cause allergy symptoms, from being released. This reduces the swelling and irritation inside your nose when you are suffering from hay fever or a cold.

Beclometasone is also available to purchase as:

For the nasal spray to work, you will need to use it regularly. It is safe for most adults and children who are at least 16 years old to use.

Do I need a prescription when buying Beclometasone?

You can buy Beclometasone nasal sprays from pharmacies and supermarkets if you are an adult. It is also available on prescription for adults and children.

Who can use Beclometasone nasal spray?

This nasal spray is safe for most adults and children who are over the age of 16 to use. However, it is not suitable for everyone.

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if:

  • You have had nose surgery
  • You are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine
  • You have an infection in your nose
  • You are currently taking or have recently taken any other corticosteroid medicines

How to use Beclometasone nasal spray

Always use Beclometasone nasal spray exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are still not sure of how to use it.

For the nasal spray to properly treat your symptoms, it is important that you use it regularly.

Use the spray twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. The normal recommended dose is one or two sprays into each nostril.

Do not use more than four sprays per each nostril in a 24 hour period.

If you intend to use the spray for hay fever relief, it is best to start using it at least a couple of weeks before the hay fever season begins.

Directions

  1. Gently blow your nose.
  2. Close one of your nostrils by pressing your finger to the side of your nose.
  3. Slightly bend your head forward and carefully insert the nozzle into the other nostril.
  4. Breathe in through your nose slowly and press down on the widest part of the nozzle once, this will release one spray into your nostril.
  5. Breathe out through your mouth.
  6. To spray the same nostril twice, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  7. If required, repeat the whole process with the other nostril.
  8. Once you have finished using the spray, wipe the nozzle with a clean tissue and replace the cap.

What if I forget to use it?

If you accidentally forget to use the nasal spray, don't worry, just use it as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the dose you forgot and continue to use the nasal spray as usual.

Never take a double dose of medicine to try and make up for missing a previous one.

Some people find it beneficial to set an alarm as a reminder to use the spray.

What if I use more than I am supposed to?

An extra dose of Beclometasone nasal spray is unlikely to do you any harm.

Speak to your doctor of pharmacist if you become worried.

How does Beclometasone work?


Beclometasone nasal spray contains a corticosteroid, which is a class of medicine that reduces inflammation in the body. It works by reducing the swelling and inflammation inside your nose, providing cold and hay fever relief.

How long does it take for Beclometasone to take effect?


Your symptoms will not improve immediately after you start using the nasal spray. For this product to take full effect, you will need to keep taking it consistently for a few days. If you have been using it for 7 days and still do not feel any better, you should tell your doctor. Some people may need to take it for 2 weeks or even longer to get the most out of it.

What do I do if the nasal spray fails to work?


It may not work the first time if you are using a new bottle. You should pump the spray a few times, eventually a fine mist should be released. If you have not used the bottle for a few days, you will also need to do this. Speak to your doctor if you have been using the nasal spray for 7 days and your symptoms have not improved.

How long does the nasal spray last once it has been opened?


Any spray you have left over after 3 months of first opening should be safely disposed of. After being open for this length of time, the contents may be contaminated by bacteria and/or dirt. You can safely dispose of medicine by returning it to the pharmacy.

Does Beclometasone cause any side effects?


Like any medicine, Beclometasone can cause side effects, although they will not affect everyone. The most common will affect more than 1 in 100 people and may include: An unpleasant taste or smell, Sneezing, A dry or sore throat, or hoarse voice, A dry or sore nose, or nosebleeds. Rarer and more serious reactions can be found on the Side Effects tab on this page.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Beclometasone nasal spray comes with the risk of side effects, although they will not affect everyone who uses it.

Side effects while using this nasal spray are unlikely, as very little of the medicine is absorbed into the rest of the body.

The most common side effects will affect more than 1 in 100 people and include:

  • An unpleasant taste or smell
  • Sneezing
  • A dry or sore throat, or hoarse voice
  • A dry or sore nose, or nosebleeds

Keep using the nasal spray but speak to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the above bother you or do not go away in time.

Serious Side Effects

It is unlikely that you will suffer any serious side effects while using Beclometasone nasal spray. Your risk is increased if you take a high dose or continue using it for longer than a few months.

You should seek medical attention immediately if:

  • You suffer problems with your breathing
  • You have damage to your nose or sores inside your nose
  • You have eyesight problems, such as blurred vision or a cloudy lens in your eye (these may be signs of glaucoma or a cataract)

In very rare instances, you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to the nasal spray and require immediate treatment in hospital.

You must either dial 999 or go to A&E straight away if:

  • You are wheezing
  • You develop a skin rash that may have red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You have swelling in your face, mouth, lips, throat or tongue

Warnings and drug interactions

Inform your pharmacist or doctor if you are already taking any other form of medicine, including prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

In particular, check with your pharmacist or doctor before you use Beclometasone nasal spray if you are currently taking:

  • Medicines to treat HIV
  • Other medicines which contain steroids, such as other nasal sprays, tablets, injections, eye or nose drops, eczema creams or asthma inhalers
  • Any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including Naproxen, aspirin and ibuprofen, for pain relief

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Before using Beclometasone nasal spray, you should inform your doctor if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are trying to get pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding.

Ingredients

Beclometasone nasal spray contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate.

Inactive ingredients also contained are: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, dextrose, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, phenylethyl alcohol and purified water.

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