Beclometasone dipropionate is a corticosteroid drug. In the form of an inhaler (Becotide®, Beclovent®, Vanceril®, Qvar®), it is used for the prophylaxis of asthma. The inhalational form can often cause inflammation of the throat when taken, its advisable to take a drink just after using the inhaler. As a nasal spray (brand names Beconase®, Vancenase®), it is used for the treatment of sinusitis. more...
Its chemical name is 9-chloro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16β-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17,21-dipropionate, monohydrate. It is a white to creamy-white, odorless powder with a molecular weight of 539.06. It is very slightly soluble in water, very soluble in chloroform, and freely soluble in acetone and in ethanol.
Side effects include a cough, a dry irritated throat, unpleasant taste, hoarseness or nasal congestion, pain or headache. If these effects continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: white-colored tongue, prolonged mouth or throat irritation, vision changes. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
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