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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/28/2017
Beconase-AQ Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/28/2017

Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal) is a steroid used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Beconase AQ is also used to keep nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove them. The brand name Beconase AQ is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Beconase AQ (beclomethasone nasal) include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, dryness or irritation in your nose or throat, nausea, headache, feeling light-headed, unpleasant taste or smell, itching or rash, or sores or white patches inside or around your nose.

The usual dosage of Beconase AQ for adults and children 12 and older is 1 or 2 nasal inhalations (42 to 84 mcg) in each nostril twice a day (total dose, 168 to 336 mcg/day). Other drugs may interact with Beconase AQ nasal. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Beconase AQ should be used only when prescribed. Doctors may consider this drug to be safe to use during pregnancy. Rarely, infants born to mothers who have been using corticosteroids may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Beconase AQ (beclomethasone dipropionate, monohydrate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Beconase-AQ Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Beclomethasone nasal can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe or ongoing nosebleed;
  • sores in the nose that won't heal;
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • signs of a hormonal disorder--worsening tiredness or muscle weakness, anxiety, feeling irritable, feeling light-headed, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, or weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso); or
  • signs of infection--fever, chills, sores or white patches in or around your nose, flu symptoms, redness or swelling.

Common side effects may include:

  • discomfort or irritation inside your nose;
  • sneezing, runny or stuffy nose;
  • nosebleed;
  • fever, sore throat;
  • headache, nausea; or
  • unpleasant taste or smell.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Beconase-AQ (Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Monohydrate)

Beconase-AQ Professional Information

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Beconase-AQ (Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Monohydrate)

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© Beconase-AQ Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Beconase-AQ Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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