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Beconase Nasal Spray

200 dose

£9.99

Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (called ‘Beconase’ in this leaflet) contains a medicine called beclometasone dipropionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘cortico-steroids’).

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Description

Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (called ‘Beconase’ in this leaflet) contains a medicine called beclometasone dipropionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘cortico-steroids’).

• steroids work by reducing inflammation
• they reduce swelling and irritation in your nose
• this helps to relieve itching, sneezing and your blocked or runny nose.

Beconase is used to prevent and treat:

• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to seasonal allergies, such as Hayfever.
• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to year round (perennial) allergies, such as animal allergies.

Additional information

Pack Size

200 dose

Uses / Instructions

The usual starting dose is 2 sprays into each nostril twice a day.

• The most you would use in over 24 hours is normally 8 sprays (4 sprays per nostril).
• As you become better, your doctor may ask you to use a lower dose – one spray into each nostril twice a day

Warnings

  • you are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using your medicine if:

  • you have had steroids for a long time, either as an injection or by your mouth.
  • you have ever had an operation on your nose
  • you have an infection in your nose

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

• A dry or painful nose or throat.
• Bad nose bleeds.
• Mild allergic reactions including skin rashes or redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives.

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• Damage to your nose
• Cloudy lens in the eye (cataract)
• Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)

See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

Ingredients

  • The active substance is beclometasone dipropionate
  • The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, dextrose, polysorbate 80, purified water and the preservatives benzalkonium chloride and phenylethylalcohol. These other ingredients are needed to make a stable suspension which will not go off.

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