Beclomethasone is the active ingredient of Beclate aquanase nasal spray
(Nappi code: 820709-018), Beconase aquanase nasal spray (Nappi code:
707198-003), Clenil aquanase nasal spray (Nappi code: 897937-004), Sandoz
Beclomethasone aquanase nasal spray (Nappi code: 837887-007), Sandoz
Beclomethasone nasal inhaler (Nappi code: 780065-018; 780073-002) & Ventnaze
aquanase nasal spray (Nappi code: 824518-004).
Beclomethasone is an intranasal corticosteroid. They are steroid medicines
that that are formulated for use as a nasal spray to decrease inflammation in
the nasal passages. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as a runny, itchy or
blocked nose, and sneezing are a result of inflammation in the nasal
In South Africa beclomethasone is registered for the treatment of the
prevention and treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, including
High doses of this medicine for prolonged periods of time may increase
systemic absorption, which may lead to a various adverse effects. Systemic
effects are however unlikely at the recommended dose.
Note that this nasal spray will not relieve the symptoms of nasal allergies
immediately - it may take several days of treatment to achieve its maximum
benefit. To achieve its full effect, the spray should be used regularly
throughout the allergic period to keep the nasal inflammation under control.
How does beclomethasone work?
Beclomethasone reduces nasal symptoms by reducing inflammation and mucus
production in the nose.
Drug schedule: schedule 2 and schedule 4
Available as: Bbclomethasone is available as aqueous nasal spray.
What does it do? Beclomethasone decreases inflammation in the nasal
Overdose risk: low
Dependence risk: low
Is beclomethasone available as a generic? yes
Is beclomethasone available on prescription only? no and yes
Onset of effect: within 3 days
Duration of action: several days after stopping treatment
Consult your doctor before using this drug if:
- you have bleeding tendencies or suffer from recurring nasal
- you have a viral, bacterial or fungal nasal, or respiratory
- you are also taking oral corticosteroid drugs
Pregnancy: avoid. Potential risk to the foetus has been reported.
Consult your doctor before use, or if you are planning to fall pregnant.
Breastfeeding: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect
your baby. Consult your doctor before use.
Porphyria: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your
condition. Consult your doctor before use.
Infants and children: this medication is not intended for use in
children under the age of 6 years.
The elderly: no special precautions need to be taken.
Driving and hazardous work: no special precautions need to be
Alcohol: no special precautions need to be taken.
Possible side effects
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|unpleasent taste or smell
Interactions are unlikely when used as directed.
A small overdose is no cause for concern. In case of intentional large
overdose, seek emergency medical attention.
Use twice daily in each nostril
This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for
informational purposes only.
Please consult a physician for specific treatment and