What is Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray?
Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray is an over-the-counter nasal spray for relief from symptoms of nasal allergies such as dust mite allergies, pet allergies and hay fever.
This nasal spray contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid that relieves nasal inflammation. This ingredient provides relief from symptoms such an itchy, runny nose, sinus discomfort, sneezing and nasal congestion. It can also help to relieve red, watery eyes caused by seasonal or pet allergies.
Although Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray is available to purchase over the counter, without a prescription from your doctor, it is only suitable for use in adults and adolescents aged 18 and over. It should not be used in children.
How does Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray work?
Pet allergies, dust mite allergies and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) cause an inflammatory response that leads to symptoms such as watery eyes, nasal congestion, a runny, itchy nose and sneezing.
Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray contains beclometasone dipropionate. This is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid.
Our bodies produce these hormones naturally and they have a range of important functions, including controlling inflammatory responses.
Beclometasone dipropionate is a synthetic corticosteroid that helps to reduce nasal passage inflammation when sprayed into the nose. Cells in the nasal lining absorb the beclometasone dipropionate, which stops them releasing chemicals responsible for triggering inflammatory and allergic reactions.
It can take a few days for this nasal spray to build up to full effect and relief from the symptoms of nasal inflammation is not immediate.
You should always use this spray exactly as directed by your pharmacist or doctor. It should not be used continuously for longer than one month without seeking medical advice.
You should dispose of any remaining nasal spray 3 months after first opening the bottle. This is because the solution may be contaminated with bacteria or dirt.
How to use Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray
- Shake the bottle gently before use
- You should use 2 sprays in each nostril every morning and evening
- Do not use more than 8 sprays in a day
- Once your symptoms show signs of improving, you may be able to reduce the dosage to one spray in each nostril every morning and evening
- It may take 2-3 days for this medicine to build up to its full effect
- If you do not experience relief from symptoms within 7 days, consult your doctor or pharmacist
What dosages are available for Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray?
There is only one dosage available for Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray. 100mg of the spray solution contains 50 micrograms of beclometasone dipropionate.
This nasal spray can be purchased online or over the counter, without a prescription from your doctor.
It comes in a spray bottle containing 100 metered doses.
What are the side effects of Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray?
Corticosteroid nasal sprays are generally very well tolerated, but as with any medicine, there are potential side effects.
Rare side effects that have been reported include: sneezing; nosebleeds; irritation and dryness of the throat and nose; raised eye pressure (glaucoma); cataract; and, nasal septum perforation.
Very rarely you may experience an allergic reaction with symptoms such as: hives or itching; swelling of the lips, throat and tongue; skin rash; and, narrowing of the airways. If you experience a serious allergic reaction, stop using the spray immediately and go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital.
If you are concerned about these or any other side effects, consult your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray?
Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray is not known to interact with any other medicines, so it can be used with other hay fever treatments such as eye drops or antihistamines.
If you are already taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies and over-the-counter medicines, you should speak to your doctor before you start using Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray.
If you are using or have recently used other medicines containing corticosteroids, including: eye drops; nasal sprays; creams; injections; tablets; or, asthma inhalers, you should speak to your doctor before using this nasal spray. This is because your risk of side effects may be increased if you are using more than one type of medicine containing corticosteroids.
You should seek medical advice before using Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray if you have: an infection in the sinuses or nasal passages that has not been treated; problems with ulceration in your nose; or, tuberculosis that affects your lungs. You should also avoid this medicine if you have had a recent injury to your nose or nasal surgery.
If you are pregnant, you should avoid using this nasal spray unless your doctor considers it essential, as there is a small chance that corticosteroids could be harmful.
Breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray, as the active ingredient may be secreted in breast milk.
If you have a known allergy to beclometasone dipropionate or any of this nasal spray's other ingredients, you should not use Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray. If you experience an allergic reaction, you should stop using this nasal spray immediately and seek medical advice.
How to buy Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray online
You can buy Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray online and receive your order by lunchtime tomorrow. To do so, you must complete a short questionnaire that is reviewed by our doctor to ensure it is safe and effective for you. Your details will be saved for further reference making reordering even quicker.
Getting Beconase Allergy Nasal Spray delivered in the UK
Orders completed and reviewed by 4:30pm Monday to Friday will receive Beconase Spray by 1pm the following day, unless you have stated otherwise. If the next day isn't convenient, you can choose nominated day in the checkout or UPS Access Points to pick up yourself. For London postcodes, you may be eligible for free same-day delivery.