Freedom from hayfever and all other airborne allergies
Beconase Allergy can be used any time in the year to prevent and treat the common symptoms of allergy rhinitis, including hayfever, such as sneezing and a runny, itchy or blocked-up nose. Allergic rhinitis can be brought on by different 'triggers', such as pollen, cats, dogs, horses, house dust etc. When your nose is cleared the pressure and pain around your nose and eyes is also reduced.
Beconase Allergy Contains a corticosteroid called called beclomethasone dipropionate. This has an anti-inflammatory action. Corticosteroids must be used regularly, every day, for maximum effect.
Beconase Allergy works by reducing swelling and irritation in the nose and so helps to relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
Adults aged 18 and over:
Two sprays into each nostril every morning and evening.
Beconase Allergy is not recommended for children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
Shake before use.
Beconase Allergy quickly starts to reduce inflammation and swelling in your nose, although it may take 2 or 3 days to build up to its maximum protective effect. Therefore, to prevent the onset of symptoms start to use Beconase Allergy two or three days before exposure to one of your usual "triggers".
Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce the dose to one spray into each nostril every morning and evening. If your symptoms get worse again, return to a dose of two sprays into each nostril every morning and evening. Try to use the lowest dose that controls your symptoms.
Do not use more than 8 sprays (400 mocrograms) in day.
If your symptoms have not improved after 14 days consult your doctor.
Do not use this product continuously for more than 3 months without consulting your doctor.
If you miss a dose just take the next dose when it is due. Tell your doctor if you accidentally take more than you should.
Your Beconase Allergy spray has a dust cap which protects the nozzle and keeps it clean. Remember to take it off before using the spray.
A new spray, or one which has not been used for a few days, may not work the first time. You may need to "prime" the bottle by pumping the spray a few times until a fine mist is produced. To do this hold the bottle as shown. Put your forefinger and middle underneath the bottle.
Keeping your thumb still, press down with your fingers to pump the spray. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you while you are doing this.
If the spray still doesn't work and you think it may be blocked, clean it as described under "To clean the nasal spray" section. Never try to unblock it or enlarge the tiny spray hole with a pin or other sharp object because this will destroy the spray mechanism.
1. Shake the bottle and remove the dust cap.
2. Blow your nose gently.
3. Close one nostril (as shown in the leaflet provided with the medicine) and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright. Hold the bottle as shown in the leaflet provided (Picture 3).
4. Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in, squirt a spray of fine mist into your nostril by pressing down firmly on the collar with your fingers.
5. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat (step 4 on the leaflet) to take a second spray in the same nostril.
6. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breathe out through your mouth.
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other nostril.
To clean the spray
1. Take the dust cap off.
2. Pull upwards on the white collar collar to remove the nozzle.
3. Soak the nozzle and dust cap in warm water for a few minutes, and then rinse under a running tap.
4. Shake off the excess water and allow to dry in warm, Not Hot, place.
5. Re-fit the nozzle.
6. 'Prime' the bottle if necessary by pumping the spray a few times until the fine mist is produced.
Your nasal spray should be cleaned at least once a week, or more often if it gets blocked.
Interaction Precautions :
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you use Beconase Allergy.
* Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
* Are you breast-feeding a baby?
* Are you allergic to any of the ingredients?
* Do you have an infection in your nose?
* Have you recently been treated with a steroid injection, or taken steroid tablets for a long time?
* Use only in your nose. Make sure you don't get the spray in your eyes.
* Beconase Allergy does not cause drowsiness and does not affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
* You can still drink alcohol while you are using Beconase Allergy.
* You may sneeze a little after using this spray but this soon stops. Very occasionally you may notice an unpleasant taste or smell. Occasionally people have nose bleeds. Some people may feel some irritation in their nose or throat. This usually goes away. Tell your doctor if your nose or throat becomes painful.
* If you have any problems with your eyes such as pain or blurred vision, or problems with your nose such as pain and/or persitent bleeding, tell your doctor as soon as possible.
* Some people can be allergic to medicines. If you develop a rash or swelling, stop taking this medicine, and tell your doctor immediately.
* Exceeding the dose level or recommended duration of treatment is not recommended as this may affect the normal production of corticosteroids in the body.
* If you feel your medicine has upset you in any way tell your doctor or pharmacist and follow their advice.
Storing your medicine :
Keep your nasal spray in a safe place where children cannot reach it
Protect from light. Store below 30
Contains: 50 micrograms Beclomethasone Dipropionate BP in each spray
Also contains: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Dextrose, Polysorbate 80, Purified Water and the preservatives Benzalkonium Chloride and Phenylethylalcohol.
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