Beclomethasone: Uses & Side effects

Beclomethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Beclomethasone inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. This medication will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.

Important Information

Beclomethasone inhalation will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an asthma attack.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Beclomethasone can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medication;
  • worsening asthma symptoms;
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • signs of infection–fever, chills, body aches, vomiting; or
  • signs of low adrenal gland hormones–worsening tiredness, lack of energy, weakness, feeling light-headed, nausea, vomiting.

Common side effects may include:

  • a yeast infection in the mouth;
  • headache;
  • sore throat; or
  • runny nose, sinus pain, irritation in your nose.


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