Qnasl

(beclomethasone)

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Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

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Qnasl (beclomethasone) is a steroid nasal spray that works best when used regularly for nasal allergy symptoms, but is not available as a generic so it may be expensive.

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    $251.17
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Quick facts about Qnasl
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Qnasl (beclomethasone) treats runny and stuffy nose due to allergies for children ages 4 or older.
  • Since it's used directly where the inflammation is happening, Qnasl (beclomethasone) has fewer side effects than oral steroids and has a lower chance of causing withdrawal symptoms once the medication is stopped.
  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy unlike anti-allergy pills.
  • Has a built-in counter to help keep track of remaining doses.
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Downsides

  • Need to use daily instead of on an as needed basis for full effects.
  • Only works for nasal symptoms, unlike anti-allergy pills which can help with other allergic symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes.
  • Since Qnasl (beclomethasone) is a steroid, it can slow down your healing process if you've hurt your nose or had nose surgery.
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How it works

Qnasl (beclomethasone) is a nasal steroid that works directly in your nose to help reduce swelling and inflammation. This relieves allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose.

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

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Dosage forms

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

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nasal irritation
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Upper lung infection
  • Common cold
  • Nosebleed
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Side effect rates for Qnasl (beclomethasone)

From 1119 clinical trials of Qnasl when taken for allergies (80 mcg daily)
  • Headache
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Fever
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Upper lung infection
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Common cold
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Qnasl (beclomethasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use

    Long-term use of Qnasl (beclomethasone) can raise your chances of getting an infection (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 Qnasl (beclomethasone)

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  • Long-term use of Qnasl (beclomethasone) can raise your chances of getting an infection (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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  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy unlike anti-allergy pills.