Beclate Inhaler - 200 mcg (200 mdi)
|Generic For||Beclovent Inhaler|
|Strength||200 mcg (200 mdi) Inhaler|
|Generic Name||Beclomethasone Dipropionate|
Beclate Inhaler - 200 mcg
Beclomethasone Dipropionate is a steroidal medication that is prescribed for the prevention of asthma attacks. This inhalation medicine works by stopping the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is sold under various trade names, some of which are Beclovent, Beclate (made by Cipla), and Qvar.
Important Information about Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Beclomethasone Dipropionate (Beclovent, Beclate, Qvar) will not treat an asthma attack that has already started. You will need a rapid action inhalation medicine for such an event. Inform your doctor if your asthma symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of using this medication or if you think that your asthma medications are not working as they ought to be. Increased need for medications may be a sign of an impending severe asthma attack.
Do not use Beclomethasone Dipropionate if you are allergic to Beclomethasone Dipropionate. Beclomethasone Dipropionate falls under the FDA pregnancy category C. This medication is not known to cause any harm to an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. However, it can harm a nursing baby whose mother is using it (by passing into breast milk). It is recommended that breast-feeding women consult their doctor before using Beclomethasone Dipropionate.
Beclomethasone Dipropionate is a steroid. Such medicines can affect growth in children. Contact your doctor if you observe any abnormality in your child’s growth while he or she is using this medication. This medication is not recommended for children younger than 5 years of age.
Before using Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Before using Beclomethasone Dipropionate, you must tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have or ever had infections of any kind (especially tuberculosis). You may not be able to use this medication till you are cured of the infection.
How should I use Beclomethasone Dipropionate?
Use Beclomethasone Dipropionate asthma medication (Beclovent, Beclate, Qvar) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. All medications come with a patient leaflet with complete information and instructions on how to use the medicine. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over.
To prevent yeast infection in the mouth, rinse your mouth with water after using this medication. Do not wash the inhaler device or allow it to get wet. Clean the mouthpiece with a clean dry tissue or cloth on regular intervals. Always store this medication and the related devices in a cool and dry place. Avoid any exposure of the canister to open flames or extreme heat such as that inside a car left out in the open sun. Also, do not puncture or burn an empty inhaler canister.
What if I miss a dose?
Missing a dose of Beclomethasone Dipropionate can cause your asthma symptoms to worsen. However, if you miss a dose, then take it as soon as your remember it. Do not take multiple doses near to each other to compensate for the missed dose.
What if I overdose?
In case of an overdose of Beclomethasone Dipropionate, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Steroidal medications may affect and lower your immunity. Therefore, avoid being near to sick people or in a hospital surrounding. Seek immediate medical attention if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles.
Side Effects due to Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Some common side effects of Beclomethasone Dipropionate are headache, dryness in your mouth nose or throat after use, stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough, or hoarse or deepened voice.
Seek medical attention right away if you have persistent sore throat, fever, ear pain, or chills or if you experience rare but serious side effects of this medication such as severe breathing or asthma problems after use, unusual tiredness, vision problems, easy bruising or bleeding, puffy face, unusual hair growth, mood or behavior changes, muscle pain or weakness, and increased urination or thirst.
The side effects mentioned here are not a complete set of side effects which you may experience due to Beclomethasone Dipropionate. It is recommended that you report your side effects there.
Beclomethasone Dipropionate Dosing Information
Beclomethasone Dipropionate dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be fixed by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to obey your doctor strictly for best results.
Interaction with other drugs
If you are also using bronchodilators (albuterol, pirbuterol, bitolterol, or others), use it before using Beclomethasone Dipropionate. This will help the passage of more amount of Beclomethasone Dipropionate to the lungs. Other drugs can interact with Beclomethasone Dipropionate. Let your doctor know in advance if you are already using any other medications. Do not start a new medication on your own without proper medical advice.