December 18, 2014
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Mylan-Beclo AQ

(beclomethasone nasal spray)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02172712 MYLAN-BECLO AQ 50G NASAL SPRAY

How does Mylan-Beclo AQ work? What will it do for me?

Beclomethasone nasal spray belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. It is used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial (year-round) allergic rhinitis.

This medication works by reducing swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages and relieves symptoms of allergic rhinitis (e.g., runny nose, stuffy nose). You should experience some improvement in your symptoms a few days after starting the medication, but it may take as long as 2 weeks to see the full effect of the medication.

Beclomethasone diproprionate nasal spray is also used to treat nasal polyps, to prevent their return after surgery, or to prevent their increase in size.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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How should I use Mylan-Beclo AQ?

The usual recommended dose of beclomethasone nasal spray for adults and children over 6 years of age is 2 applications into each nostril twice daily. The daily dosage should not exceed 12 applications for adults or 8 applications for children.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

Use beclomethasone nasal spray exactly as prescribed by your doctor. To be effective, it must be used regularly.

To use the spray:

  1. Clear the nasal passage by gently blowing your nose.
  2. Tilt your head forward slightly, then insert the nozzle of the spray into one nostril and close the other nostril with your finger.
  3. Press down on the nozzle once while breathing in through the nose and keeping your mouth closed.
  4. Exhale through your mouth.

Repeat the same procedure with the other nostril. Use your right hand to spray the left nostril and the left hand to spray the right nostril. Then repeat the entire process for each nostril for the second application. Try to aim the first spray high into the nose and the second one into the lower half of the nose.

If you are not sure how to use the nasal spray, ask your pharmacist, doctor, or other health care professional.

It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light, and keep it out of the reach of children. Do not put this medication in the refrigerator. You should discard the spray after 3 months of first opening.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Mylan-Beclo AQ come in?

Each spray of suspension delivered by the nasal applicator contains beclomethasone dipropionate 50 µg. Amber glass bottles of 200 doses fitted with a metering pump and a nasal applicator. Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, dextrose, microcrystalline cellulose, phenyl ethanol, polysorbate, purified water, and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose.

Who should NOT take Mylan-Beclo AQ?

Do not use beclomethasone nasal spray if you:

  • are allergic to beclomethasone or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • has active or quiescent (dormant) tuberculosis
  • has untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections

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