Beclometasonum review

Beclometasonum, a glucocorticoid steroid, has fewer side effects than other steroidal anti-inflammatory medications because it works directly on the lungs. This medication is available as an inhaler, a nasal spray and an ointment. As an inhaler, this medication is used to alleviate asthma symptoms. As a nasal spray, it is used to treat symptoms of rhinitis and sinusitis and can be used for treating nasal polyps, either to prevent their recurrence after being surgically removed or to prevent them from growing larger. This medication has also been used to treat severe cases of persistent canker sores. As an ointment, it is used in treating some severe inflammatory disorders of the skin, especially in cases that do not respond to other less potent topical steroids. Beclometasonum has also been used to treat ulcerative colitis in conjunction with other medications as a controlled-release pill in the United Kingdom.

This medication is administered to those suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis and to asthma patients for the prevention of asthma attacks. Beclometasonum is used as a preventive measure but does not stop ongoing asthma attacks. This medication is not often prescribed when other existing non-steroidal medications already work.

The usual dose for the inhaler varies based on the severity of the asthma symptoms and your physician's instructions. Beclometasonum may be used in conjunction with other anti-asthma medication. Continue to use the inhaler even if symptoms improve unless specifically told by your physician not to.

For all except the QVAR inhaler, shake the inhaler prior to each use. Exhale as much air from your lungs as possible. Now, breathe in slowly and deeply through the mouthpiece while pressing down to spray the Beclometasonum medication. When you inhale, ensure that the medicated mist goes down to your lungs, not into your mouth or throat. Care should be taken so the mist does not escape through the nose. Hold your breath for about 5 to 10 seconds then exhale slowly. If a second dose from the inhaler is needed, wait for 2 minutes before repeating the steps above.

The usual dose for the nasal spray is 2 sprays to each nostril twice a day, but no more than 12 applications per day for adults and 8 applications a day for children. Regardless of the recommendation, follow the prescription given by your physician.

Always clear your nasal passages before using the nasal spray. Place the nozzle of the nasal spray in one of your nostrils and inhale deeply as you squeeze the bottle, taking care to close the other nostril as you do this. Repeat these steps for the other nostril.

Known side effects include irritation or drying of the mouth and throat, coughing, or difficulty speaking. Consult your physician if these symptoms become bothersome or persist.

More serious side effects include rashes, difficulty breathing, skin edema in the face and lower extremities, extended cold or other similar infections and muscle weakness. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these conditions.

Beclometasonum should not be taken when the patient has an active infection of the mucus lining in the nose. This is because the effects of the medication may be hindered. Contact your physician immediately if the spit coughed up in an asthma attack becomes thicker or changes from a clear white discharge to yellow, green, or gray secretions.

Clean inhaler mouthpieces regularly in warm water and re-prime nasal spray bottles by pumping twice when they are not used for an extended period of time.

Beclometasonum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of beclometasonum

• Molecular formula of beclometasonum is C28H37ClO7
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [9-chloro-11-hydroxy-10,13,16-trimethyl-3-oxo-17-(2-propanoyloxyacetyl)- 6,7,8,11,12,14,15,16-octahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl] propanoate
• Molecular weight is 521.042 g/mol

Generic name: Beclomethasone

Brand name(s): Aerobec, Aldecin, Anceron, Andion, Beclacin, Becloforte, Beclomet, Beclometasona, Beclometasone, Beclorhinol, Becloval, Beclovent, Becodisks, Beconase, Beconasol, Becotide, Entyderma, Inalone, Korbutone, Propaderm, Qvar, Rino-Clenil, Sanasthmax, Sanasthmyl, Vancenase, Vanceril, Viarex, Viarox

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