Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray
- Contains steroid
- Effective hayfever relief
- 200 metered sprays
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP or Pharmacist can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray Online
You can request to buy Beconase nasal spray online from our UK registered online pharmacy. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.
Beconase is a nasal spray used to treat rhinitis symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and blocked noses, which present in hayfever and other allergic reactions. It contains 50 micrograms of a corticosteroid called Beclometasone. Beclometasone helps relieve symptoms of itchiness and stuffiness in your nose by reducing inflammation.
Adults should use two sprays into each nostril twice daily to control symptoms.
You should not use more than a maximum of 8 sprays in a 24 hour period.
Other treatments for hayfever and allergies are available at Simple Online Pharmacy. These include:
Beconase is a widely used and effective rhinitis treatment however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find that Beconase is not effective for you, you may want to try Dymista or another alternative treatment.
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How long does Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray take to work?
Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray can take a couple of days to experience relief of symptoms but you need to persevere and continue using the spray for full therapeutic benefit. In some individuals, it can take up to 14 days to feel the maximum benefit of this medication.
Is Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray prescription only?
Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray is prescription only however there are other Beconase nasal sprays that are available in smaller dose sizes. Beconase nasal spray 100 doses is a pharmacy item. Beconase nasal spray 100 doses is a general sales list item and can be purchased without an assessment form.
Can I use Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray with antihistamines?
Yes. Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray can be used alongside oral antihistamines.
Is Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray a steroid?
Yes. Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray contains the corticosteroid (steroid) Beclometasone dipropionate. Therefore this nasal spray should not be used for more than 3 months.
What is Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray used for?
Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray is effective in providing relief with symptoms that are mostly present with hayfever and allergies including:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus issues
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy nose
- Itchy eyes
- Red eyes
Side Effects of Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray
As with any medication, there are risks of side effects when taking Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray. You should always read the patient information leaflet when taking a new medicine to make sure you're aware of the full list of side effects and cautions. If you have any unwanted side effects you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
Stop using Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray if you have an allergic reaction:
A small number of individuals can have allergic reactions to Beconase. If not treated, it can develop into a more serious (possibly life-threatening) issue.
- wheezing or having breathing difficulty
- Facial swelling including throat
If this happens, inform your doctor immediately.
If you have any of the following side effects, seek advice from your doctor:
Common (this can affect up to 1 in 10 individuals)
- dry/painful nose or throat.
- Serious nose bleeds.
- Mild allergic reaction(signs include skin rashes/redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives.)
Very rare (this can affect up to 1 in 10,000 individuals)
- Damage to nose
- a cloudy lens in the eye (cataract)
- Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
For a full list of side effects please read the patient information leaflet in the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Directions of use for Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
- Children under 6 years of age should NOT be given this medication.
- It takes a few days for this medicine to work. So continue using it, even though you may not feel better straight away.
- You should use the spray every day.
How to use Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray:
- Shake the bottle and take off the dust cap
- Blow your nose gently before application
- Close one nostril with your finger and put the nozzle in your other nostril, tilt your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright
- Push down on the collar of the bottle and you will then get a spray of mist into your nostril, repeat this again and for your other nostril.
How much to use - adults and children aged 6 years and over:
- Use TWO sprays in each nostril a maximum of twice a day.
- You should not exceed more than 8 sprays in a 24 hour period.
- Once your symptoms improve it is advised that you reduce the intake to ONE spray in each nostril a maximum of twice a day.
For further information on directions please refer to the patient information leaflet on the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.
Warnings for Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray
Beconase nasal spray should NOT be used if you:
- are allergic to Beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of this Beconase nasal spray.
- Beconase contains benzalkonium chloride which may cause problems with your breathing (bronchospasm).
If you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances, contact your doctor.
Beconase and other medication
If you are taking any other medication, this includes medicines obtained without a prescription and any herbal medication, you should always tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication.
There are certain medication that may increase the effects of Beconase and if you take these your doctor will monitor you (including certain medicines for HIV: ritonavir, cobicistat).
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using your medicine if you have:
- been using steroids for a long time (including the injection or orally)
- ever had an operation on your nose
- an infection in your nose
If you are unsure if any of the medication you have taken is safe to do so with Beconase then speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Beconase.
Ingredients in Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray
Active ingredient: Beclometasone dipropionate 50mcg
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, dextrose, Polysorbate 80, purified water and the preservatives benzalkonium chloride and phenyl ethyl alcohol.
(These other ingredients are needed to make a stable suspension which will not go off.)
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