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").
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index