beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase

What is beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

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.

What brand names are available for beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray?

Vancenase, Beconase, Beconase AQ, Vancenase AQ

Is beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray available as a generic drug?


Do I need a prescription for beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray?


What are the side effects of beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray?

The most commonly noted side effects associated with nasal beclomethasone are nasal irritation (occurring in about 1 in 10 persons), sneezing (1 in 10), and, occasionally, a bloody discharge from the nose (about 1 in 50 persons).

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