Beconase Aqueous Allergy Nasal Spray – 200 Sprays
Non-drowsy Beconase Hayfever is highly effective medication for treating and preventing airborne allergies such as hayfever, dust and pet allergy any time during the year. Unlike tablets Beconase Hayfever works right where the problem starts, in the nose.
Beconase Hayfever has an anti-inflammatory action which quickly brings relief from allergy symptoms such as: sneezing, blocked nose, itchy nose, runny nose and eyes.
Use regularly as it may take two or three days for Beconase Hayfever to build up its maximum protective effect
Possible side effects Like all medicines, Beconase Hayfever can have side effects, but not everybody gets them:
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) reported with Beconase Hayfever include: • Allergic reactions. These may include developing a rash, swelling of the mouth or face or having difficulty breathing. Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) reported with Beconase Hayfever include: • Eye problems such as pain or blurred vision. • Nasal problems such as pain a/or persistent bleeding. • You may notice an unpleasant taste or smell. • Nose bleeds or irritation in the nose or throat. Frequency not known: • Blurred vision. It is important to follow the dose instructions shown.
Using Beconase Hayfever at higher doses or longer than 3 months at a time can cause a number of changes in your body such as catching infections more easily.
Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
50 micrograms Beclomethasone Dipropionate per spray. Also contains : Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose
Adults aged 18 years and over: Spray two puffs into each nostril every morning and evening. Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce the dose to one spray into each nostril every morning and evening.
• Do not use more than 8 sprays (400 micrograms) in a day. • Use the lowest dose possible to control your symptoms. • If your symptoms do not imnprove within 14 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. • Do not use more than the recommended dose. If you use more Beconase Hayfever than you should Tell your doctor. If you forget to use Beconase Hayfever Use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Before using a new bottle of Beconase Hayfever: • Your Beconase Hayfever Spray has a dust cap which protects the nozzle and keeps it clean. Remember to take it off before you use the spray. • Before you start to use a new bottle of Beconase Hayfever, or if you have not used the spray for a few days, press the pump down several times until you get a fine spray. • Hold the bottle as shown with your forefinger and middle finger on the collar either side of the nozzle and your thumb underneath the bottle. • Keeping your thumb still, press down with your fingers to pump the spray. • When doing this make sure you do not point the nozzle at yourself or some else. • If the spray still doesn’t work, try to clean it as described under the ‘To clean the spray’ section. Do no try to unblock or enlarge the tiny spray hole with a pin or other sharp objects because this will destroy the spray mechanism.
Using Beconase Hayfever 1. Shake the bottle well and remove the dust cap 2. Blow your nose gently. 3. Close one nostril as shown and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright. Hold the bottle . 4. Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in, squirt a spray of fine mist into your nostril by presssing down firmly on the collar with your fingers. 5. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat step 4 in the same nostril for a second spray. 6. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breath out through your mouth . 7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other nostril . 8. After using the spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief and replace the cap. To clean the spray: 1. Take the dust cap off. 2. Pull upwards on the white collar to remove the nozzle. 3. Soak the nozzle and dust cap in warm water for a few minutes and then rinse under a running tap. 4. Shake off the excess water and allow to dry in a warm place - not too hot! 5. Re-fit the nozzle. 6. If necessary, press the pump down several time until you get a fine spray
Do not use Beconase Hayfever: • if you are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients .
• if you are under 18 years Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Beconase Hayfever • if you have an infection or ulcers in your nose, or if you have recently had surgery or an injury to your nose. • if your symptoms do not improve within 14 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
• Do not use for more than 3 months unless your doctor tells you to. Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
Other medicines and Beconase Hayfever Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines; particularly corticosteroid medicines (including eczema creams, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal sprays, and eye or nose drops).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
Driving and using machines Beconase Hayfever is unlikely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or machines.
Beconase Hayfever contains benzalkonium chloride Beconase Hayfever contains benzalkonium chloride which may cause problems with your breathing (bronchospasm).