beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase
GENERIC NAME: beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler/spray
BRAND NAME: Vancenase, Beconase, Beconase AQ, Vancenase AQ
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Beclomethasone is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family. (The naturally-occurring glucocorticoid that is produced by the adrenal gland is cortisol or hydrocortisone.) Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as a nasal inhaler or spray, the medication goes directly to the lining of the nose, and very little is absorbed into the body.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: no
STORAGE: Beclomethasone should be kept at room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F). It should be shaken well before each use.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Beclomethasone nasal inhalers and sprays are used for the relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Rhinitis is a condition in which the lining (mucus membranes) of the nose swells and fluid is released (a "runny nose").
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