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.



PREPARATIONS: Aerosol or spray units contain 42 mcg/inhalation or spray except for Vancenase AQ DS which contains 84 mcg/inhalation

STORAGE: Beclomethasone should be kept at room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F). It should be shaken well before each use.

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