Apo Beclomethasone nasal spray 50mcg

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Description

This medication contains an anti-inflammatory drug from the cortisone family (corticosteroid). Typically, it is used for allergic rhinitis. It may also be used for nasal polyps (growths that block the nasal passages), as well as for other uses. It requires several days to take effect.

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Instructions

This product is to be sprayed into the nostrils. To use:

  • blow your nose to clear your nostrils;
  • shake the container well;
  • tilt your head forward slightly;
  • spray the prescribed dose into the nostrils, breathing normally - do not sniff deeply;
  • wait 15 minutes after using the product before blowing your nose.
Following its use, wipe the nozzle tip with a clean tissue or a smooth cloth.

This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Use it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand.

If you forget a dose, use it as soon as you remember -- unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed one. Do not use more to try to catch up.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth;
  • it may cause nosebleeds.
  • it may cause sneezing;
  • it may irritate your throat;

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Once opened, the product must be used within 3 months. Any unused portion should be discarded.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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