Beclate inhaler (Beclomethasone) is used for treating mild, moderate, or severe asthma in adults or children. Beclomethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Beclate inhaler is used to prevent asthma attacks.
Generic Beclate may also be marketed as: Beclomethasone, Qvar, Beclovent, Vanceril, Vanceril DS
*Beclate® is manufactured by Cipla Ltd.
The Beclate Inhaler is offered here at two dose strengths: 100mcg and 200mcg
Beclomethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Beclate inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Do not use Beclate inhaler to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough to reverse your symptoms. Use another, faster-acting inhalation medication to treat an asthma attack.
Asthma is usually treated with a combination of different drugs. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.
It is important to use Beclate inhaler regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Contact your doctor if your asthma symptoms do not improve after using Beclate inhaler for 2 weeks.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss;
- wheezing or breathing problems after using this medication;
- skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
- changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist);
- worsening asthma symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dryness in your mouth, nose, or throat;
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough; or
- hoarseness or deepened voice.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have been sick or had an infection of any kind (especially tuberculosis). You may not be able to use Beclate inhaler until you are well.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using Beclate inhaler, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Beclate inhaler passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Beclate inhaler without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Beclate inhaler can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 5 years old.
If you are also using a bronchodilator (a drug that opens the airways to improve breathing), use it first before using the beclomethasone inhaler. This will allow more beclomethasone to reach your lungs. Bronchodilators include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), pirbuterol (Maxair), bitolterol (Tornalate), and others.
There may be other drugs that can interact with beclomethasone inhalation. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store Beclate inhaler at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the medicine canister away from high heat, such as open flame or in a car on a hot day. The canister may explode if it gets too hot.