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Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Beclomethasone oral inhalation is typically prescribed to treat asthma, a condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Beclomethasone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids, which work by reducing inflammation in the airways, thereby easing breathing difficulties associated with asthma.

How should this medicine be used?

Beclomethasone oral inhalation should be used according to the following steps:

  • Prepare the inhaler: Shake the inhaler well before each use. If it’s the first time you’re using the inhaler or if it hasn’t been used for a while, it may need to be primed. Refer to the instructions provided with the inhaler for specific priming steps.
  • Breathe out completely: Before using the inhaler, exhale fully to ensure your lungs are empty.
  • Hold the inhaler correctly: Hold the inhaler upright with the mouthpiece facing you, and remove the cap.
  • Breathe in slowly: Place the mouthpiece between your lips and close your lips around it tightly to create a seal.
  • Press the canister: While breathing in slowly and deeply through your mouth, press down firmly on the top of the canister to release a dose of the medication. This action should release a spray of medication into your airways.
  • Hold your breath: After inhaling the medication, remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for about 10 seconds, if possible, to allow the medication to reach deep into your lungs.
  • Breathe out slowly: Exhale slowly and gently away from the inhaler.
  • Rinse your mouth: After using the inhaler, rinse your mouth with water to help prevent throat irritation and oral fungal infections.
  • Replace the cap: After rinsing your mouth, replace the cap on the inhaler to protect the mouthpiece from dust and debris.
  • Clean the inhaler: Regularly clean the inhaler according to the instructions provided to prevent buildup of medication residue and maintain its effectiveness.
  • Use consistently: Beclomethasone oral inhalation is usually used daily, even when you don’t have asthma symptoms. Consistent use is important for managing asthma effectively and preventing exacerbations.
  • Monitor for side effects: Be alert for any side effects, and inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reactions, such as throat irritation, hoarseness, or difficulty speaking.

Remember to follow your doctor’s specific instructions for using Beclomethasone oral inhalation, as dosages and frequency of use may vary based on your individual condition and medical history.

Other uses for this medicine

Beclomethasone oral inhalation is primarily used for the treatment of asthma. However, it may also be prescribed for other respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in cases where there is an element of airway inflammation. Additionally, it might be used off-label for certain other respiratory conditions as determined by your healthcare provider.

What special precautions should I follow?

As for special precautions to follow when using Beclomethasone oral inhalation:

  • Follow dosage instructions: Use Beclomethasone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or change the frequency of use without consulting your healthcare provider.
  • Regular check-ups: Your doctor may periodically monitor your lung function and overall health to assess the effectiveness of the medication and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.
  • Inform your doctor: Before starting Beclomethasone oral inhalation, inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medications may interact with Beclomethasone and affect its effectiveness or increase the risk of side effects.
  • Report any side effects: Be alert for any potential side effects of Beclomethasone, such as throat irritation, hoarseness, oral fungal infections (thrush), or difficulty speaking. If you experience any adverse reactions, inform your doctor promptly.
  • Use a spacer if recommended: Your doctor may prescribe a spacer device to use with the inhaler, especially if you have difficulty coordinating your breathing with the inhaler’s activation. Spacers can help improve the delivery of medication to your lungs.
  • Rinse mouth after use: After using Beclomethasone oral inhalation, rinse your mouth with water to help prevent throat irritation and oral fungal infections. Spit out the water without swallowing.
  • Keep track of refills: Ensure you have an adequate supply of Beclomethasone inhalation medication. Running out of medication could lead to worsening of asthma symptoms.
  • Store properly: Store Beclomethasone inhaler at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight. Do not puncture or incinerate the canister, even when empty.
  • Do not share inhalers: Do not share your Beclomethasone inhaler with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Each inhaler is intended for individual use to prevent the risk of cross-contamination and transmission of infections.
  • Travel considerations: If you plan to travel, ensure you have an adequate supply of Beclomethasone inhalation medication and any other asthma medications you may need. Carry them in your carry-on luggage to ensure they are easily accessible during your journey.

Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance regarding the use of Beclomethasone oral inhalation and any other medications.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Regarding special dietary instructions, there are typically no specific dietary restrictions associated with Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation. However, it’s essential to maintain a healthy, balanced diet to support overall health and manage your asthma effectively. If you have any concerns about diet and medication interactions, consult your doctor or a registered dietitian for personalized advice.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you forget a dose of Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you are unsure about what to do, contact your healthcare provider for guidance.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Beclomethasone oral inhalation, like any medication, can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Common side effects may include:

  • Throat irritation: This can manifest as a sore throat or a dry, scratchy sensation in the throat.
  • Hoarseness or voice changes: Some people may experience changes in their voice quality, such as hoarseness or a deeper voice.
  • Oral fungal infections (thrush): Beclomethasone can increase the risk of developing fungal infections in the mouth and throat, characterized by white patches, soreness, or difficulty swallowing.
  • Cough: A persistent cough may occur, especially when starting treatment with Beclomethasone.
  • Nasal congestion or nosebleeds: Some individuals may experience nasal congestion or occasional nosebleeds.
  • Headache: Headaches are a possible side effect of Beclomethasone use.
  • Nausea or vomiting: Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or vomiting.
  • Skin rash or irritation: In rare cases, Beclomethasone may cause skin reactions such as rash, itching, or redness.
  • Difficulty speaking: In rare instances, Beclomethasone may cause difficulty speaking, known as dysphonia.
  • Increased risk of infections: Long-term use of Beclomethasone oral inhalation may suppress the immune system, increasing the risk of infections, particularly respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis.

It’s important to note that while these side effects can occur, many people using Beclomethasone oral inhalation do not experience any adverse reactions or only experience mild ones. However, if you experience any unusual or severe symptoms while using Beclomethasone, it’s essential to inform your healthcare provider promptly. They can provide guidance on managing side effects and may adjust your treatment plan if necessary. Additionally, if you have concerns about potential side effects, discuss them with your doctor before starting Beclomethasone treatment.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Here’s what you should know about the storage and disposal of Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation:


  • Store Beclomethasone inhaler at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight.
  • Keep the inhaler upright with the mouthpiece facing up when not in use.
  • Do not puncture or incinerate the canister, even when empty.
  • Keep Beclomethasone inhaler out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not store Beclomethasone inhaler in the bathroom, as moisture can affect its effectiveness.


  • Dispose of expired or unused Beclomethasone inhalers according to local regulations or guidelines.
  • Do not throw Beclomethasone inhalers in household trash or flush them down the toilet unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
  • Some areas may have specific medication disposal programs or facilities where you can safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Check with your local pharmacy or healthcare provider for guidance on proper disposal methods.

In case of emergency/overdose

  • If you suspect an overdose or accidentally ingest Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, increased thirst or urination, seizures, and weakness.
  • Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by medical personnel.
  • If possible, bring the Beclomethasone inhaler packaging or label to the emergency room or doctor’s office to facilitate treatment.

What other information should I know?

  • Keep all appointments with your healthcare provider for regular check-ups and monitoring of your asthma or respiratory condition.
  • Do not share your Beclomethasone inhaler with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Each inhaler is intended for individual use to prevent the risk of cross-contamination and transmission of infections.
  • Inform all healthcare providers involved in your care, including dentists and pharmacists, that you are using Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully regarding the use of Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation, including dosage, frequency, and any special precautions or dietary instructions.
  • Keep a record of your asthma symptoms, peak flow measurements (if applicable), and medication use to help monitor your condition and communicate effectively with your healthcare provider.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about Beclomethasone Oral Inhalation or its use, consult your doctor or pharmacist for guidance and clarification.
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