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|US Brand Name||Beclovent Inhaler|
|Strength||100 mcg (200 mdi) Inhaler|
|Generic Name||Beclomethasone Dipropionate|
Beclate Inhaler is a first line therapy for the chronic asthma and is given prophylactically in severe asthmatic conditions. It is a core medicine given prophylactically in case of severe Asthma. In children, asthma is well controlled by these medicines and does not affect the pace of their growth. Beclomethasone Dipropionate is an active ingredient that treats the signs and symptoms of Asthma. It clears the airways and avoids its constriction. Asthma is an incurable disease and needs lifelong management with drugs that can control the life threatening symptoms like wheezing, coughing and breath shortness. This medicine is available in the form of inhaler. An inhaler enables the person to take drug through the mouth to the lungs. Drug reaches at the site of action and produces its effect. This all increases the bioavailability of a drug as maximum drug reaches at the needed site. This targeted delivery also minimizes the side effects shown by the oral drugs.
The ailments it is used for:
Beclate Inhaler is used in prevention of Asthma attack and is given in long term management of Asthma.
Understanding the drug Beclate Inhaler:
How it works?
It contains one active ingredient Beclomethasone Dipropionate. It is a synthetic potent glucocorticoid which exerts anti-inflammatory properties.
It is a steroidal drug having high affinity to the cytoplasmic receptors and stops the formation of chemical mediators that causes inflammation in the lungs. It shows anti-inflammatory action by controlling following steps:
- The rate of protein synthesis
- Migration of leukocytes and Fibroblasts
- Stabilizing the lysosomal at the cellular level
This active ingredient solely targets on the inflammatory causing factors and inhibits them and doesn’t allow them to accumulate and cause asthmatic conditions.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Beclate Inhaler if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Beclate Inhaler
- Have concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis
- Are planning pregnancy or in case of breast feeding mothers
- Have diabetes and thyroid associated problems
- Have eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma
- Have bleeding disorders
- Suffer from mental conditions like Psychosis and depression
- Have history of tuberculosis, herpes and fungal infection
How much to take?
The dose intake is prescribed by the Doctor depending upon the severity and demand of the disease condition. Always follow doctor’s instructions. Dose can vary widely and is required to be taken on regular basis.
What are the strengths available?
Beclate Inhaler is available in two strength combination having an active ingredient Beclomethasone Dipropionate in it:
- Beclate Inhaler 100 mcg
- Beclate Inhaler 200 mcg
Who is the manufacturer?
Beclate Inhaler is manufactured by Cipla, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of 200 metered doses.
How to take?
Always take the medicine as per prescription. Following are the ways to take the medicine:
- Always check the mouthpiece before using, it should always be clean and dirt free
- Shake the inhaler by holding it in a upright position
- Breathe out the air and completely empty your lungs
- Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips
- Take a deep breath through your mouth and press the canister to get puff of the medicine
- Remove the inhaler and continue to hold your breath for 10 seconds
- Breathe out through nose
- Replace the cap and if needed take the second dose by repeating steps mentioned above
When to take?
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.
For how long should it be taken?
Do not stop taking Beclate Inhaler or change the dose without consulting with your Doctor. This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information centre for advice. Take medical help as soon as possible.
What if you miss the dose?
Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine has some side effects; Beclate Inhaler is the one which has some mild and severe side effects also. This type of dosage form shows fewer side effects than orally ingested Beclomethasone Dipropionate. Some commonly observed side effects are as following:
- Mild cough and sneezing
- Oral Candidiasis
- Dermal thinning
- Difficulty in speaking
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Beclate Inhaler. Some of the drugs which interact with Beclate Inhaler are as follows:
- Technetium Tc-99 m Gluceptate
- Technetium Tc-99 m Oxidronate
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of sight and reach of the children
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- This drug is not to be used in Status Asthamaticus