Description of the drug:
Beclomethasone Dipropionate is the chief active ingredient present in Beclate Inhaler. The medicine is used by asthma patients to help manage asthma symptoms, to enhance lung function and to prevent an asthma attack. It belongs to the category of "preventer" asthma medicine and is used for a long term by patients as part of long-term asthma management plan.
Indications and Usage:
Beclomethasone Dipropionate, which is a glucocorticoid, has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a steroidal medicine that has high affinity to cytoplasmic receptors and prevents the formation of chemical mediators that can lead to lung inflammation. The drug works on the factors that cause the inflammation and does not allow them to cause asthmatic symptoms. It works by blocking the inflammatory process, which leads to swelling in the lung airways and decreases asthma symptoms, including tightness of the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing.
Beclomethasone Dipropionate is not meant for instant relief. It is a long-term medication, which may need almost a week to start working and may take many weeks before you can begin to feel any benefits. Keep in mind; you must not stop taking the medication even if you feel better.
Dosage and Administration
1. Recommended dose:
You must take Beclomethasone Dipropionate as recommended by your doctor. The dosage depends on the severity of the condition and your age. Your doctor will tell you about the dosage and how to take the same. Generally it is used to take one or two puffs twice a day, once in the morning and the other dose in the evening.
2. Method of Administration:
Here are the steps to follow to use the medication:
Make sure to check the cleanliness of the mouthpiece before use
Shake the inhaler
Remove the mouthpiece cover
Breathe out fully
Place the mouthpiece in your mouth
Start to inhale; at the same time release a puff into the mouth by pressing the top of the inhaler
Breathe in till your lungs are full
Hold the breath for a few seconds
Remove the inhaler from the mouth
If required, take the second dose by following the steps mentioned above
Replace the cover of the inhaler
Rinse your mouth
When you Beclate inhaler-200 mcg online, make a note of the administration instructions mentioned here. Also, follow the directions given by your doctor.
3. Missed dose:
If you miss a dose, you must take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is too close to the time of your next dose, it is best to avoid the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
Inhalation of large amounts of the drug over a short period can lead to suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function. However, there is no need of any emergency action. HPA functions become normal within a day or two.
Forms and Strengths:
Beclomethasone Dipropionate is a drug that is available in various forms such as inhaler and Rotacaps. The different Beclomethasone Dipropionate medications include Beclate Rotacaps-400 mcg, Beclate Rotacaps-200 mcg, Beclate inhaler-100 mcg, Beclate Rotacaps- 100 mcg, and Beclate inhaler-200 mcg.
Check with your doctor if you are allergic to corticosteroids and if you suffer from any of the following:
Increased eye pressure
Warnings and Precautions: Avoid using the inhaler if:
You have an allergy to Beclomethasone or any other ingredient present in the product
You are pregnant or are breastfeeding
You have any lung infection
You are diabetic
You have an infection
You are taking any other medicine that may interact with the inhaler
Let your doctor know about your exact medical condition and medical history. Even if you plan to purchase Beclate inhaler 200 mcg, first speak to your doctor.
Every drug causes some side effects, some mild and some severe. Here are some side effects of Beclomethasone Dipropionate:
Hoarseness in the throat
Contusion in the skin
Inform your doctor about the medications that you use including prescription, vitamin, over-the-counter, and herbal products. Your doctor will acquaint you with the drugs to be avoided, some of which are:
Technetium Tc-99 m Oxidronate
Technetium Tc-99 m Gluceptate
The inhaler contains the active ingredient Beclomethasone propionate. It is a corticosteroid and is anti-inflammatory; it is thus helpful as an asthma prevention treatment. The inhaler also comprises CFC-free propellant norflurane, which offers 200 mcg beclomethasone as an aerosol into your lungs when you take it.
Keep your inhaler in a cool, dry place with a temperature below 25C.
Manufacturer: The medication is manufactured by Cipla, a leading Indian biotechnology and pharmaceutical company situated in Mumbai, India.