Beconase AQ

(beclomethasone)

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Relieves nasal allergy symptoms .

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Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) is a strong steroidal nasal spray that is very effective at relieving nasal allergy symptoms, but is only available as brand so it may be expensive.

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Quick facts about Beconase AQ
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) is very strong and can be used in children as young as 6 years old.
  • Since it's used directly where the inflammation is happening, Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) has fewer side effects than oral steroids do and has a lower chance of causing withdrawal symptoms once the medication is stopped.
  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy unlike other anti-allergy medications.
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Downsides

  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) needs to be used daily to work instead of on an as needed basis.
  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) doesn't have a dose counter to help you keep track of the number of sprays left in the bottle.
  • Unlike anti-allergy pills, Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) only works on nasal symptoms and not other allergic symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes.
  • May not be a good choice if you've recently had surgery on your nose.
  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) is available only as an expensive brand name prescription product.
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How it works

Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) is a nasal steroid that works directly in your nose to help reduce swelling and inflammation caused by allergies. It relieves allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose.

Quick facts about Beconase AQ
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Nasal spray
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What to expect when you take Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) for Allergies

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  • Possible side effects
  • Mild nose/throat irritation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nosebleeds
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Side effect rates for Beconase AQ (beclomethasone)

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Risks and Warnings for Beconase AQ (beclomethasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use

    Long-term use of Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) can increase your chances of getting thrush in the nose and throat. Your doctor will check your nose and throat if you have to be on this medication for a long time. Also, tell your doctor if you notice pain in the nose and throat with redness and white patches.

Common concerns from people taking Beconase AQ (beclomethasone)

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  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) doesn't come with a spray counter. Discard the bottle after 180 sprays have been used even if the bottle is not completely empty. Your doctor or pharmacist may also give you a particular date to throw the bottle away.
Pain
  • Long-term use of Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) can increase your chances of getting thrush in the nose and throat. Your doctor will check your nose and throat if you have to be on this medication for a long time. Also, tell your doctor if you notice pain in the nose and throat with redness and white patches.
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  • Beconase AQ (beclomethasone) doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy unlike other anti-allergy medications.