Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate)
What is Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate) used for?
Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate) is used to help prevent asthma symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness, and may also be used to treat other lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis. It belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids, which work by reducing inflammation and irritation of the airways, thereby making breathing easier. This medication is only intended as a preventative measure, and is not suitable for relieving an asthma attack.
How should I use Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate)?
Patients should use an inhaler to administer Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate). The inhaler should be inserted into the mouth, and the prescribed amount of sprays can then be administered, and inhaled. You should hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds after each inhalation. If you have been prescribed 2 puffs, you should wait 2 minutes before taking the second puff.
It is important to note that the dosage may vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. You should always consult your physician before using this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate)?
Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Should any of these side effects persist or worsen, you should consult your physician immediately. Other more serious side effects requiring immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing, white sores in the mouth, a swollen face or limbs or changes in vision.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Beclazone (Beclometasone Dipropionate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication is only intended to prevent asthma attacks from occurring, and should not be used to treat asthma attacks.
Patients are advised to carry an ID card or bracelet which states that they are currently using corticosteroid medications.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.