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Frequently Asked Questions
Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray (Also referred to as Beconase in our FAQ’s) contains a medicine called beclometasone dipropionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘cortico-steroids’). Steroids work by reducing inflammation, thereby reducing swelling and irritation in your nose. This helps to relieve itching, sneezing and a blocked or runny nose.
You can buy Beconase online from trusted pharmacies such as e-Surgery and can be found in most pharmacies to help prevent the signs and symptoms of hayfever that can be irritating and unpleasant.
If you choose to buy Beconase online ensure you buy from a reputable, trusted online pharmacy.
You can buy Beconase to prevent and treat inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to seasonal allergies, such as Hay Fever, inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to year round (perennial) allergies, such as animal allergies.
You can learn more about home remedies for hay fever on our blog!
Whenever you buy Beconase online, or from your local pharmacy, always use the medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
It takes a few days for this medicine to work. So keep using it, even though you may not feel better straight away. You should use the spray every day.
Preparing the Beconase nasal spray bottle before use
Each spray has a dust cap which protects the nozzle and keeps it clean. Remember to take this off before using the spray. A new spray (or one that has not been used for a few days), may not work the first time. You need to ‘prime’ the spray by pumping the spray a few times until a fine mist is produced.
- Hold the bottle as shown and make sure it is pointed away from you
- Put your forefinger and middle finger on the collar either side of the nozzle and put your thumb underneath the bottle
- Keep your thumb still, and press down with your fingers to pump the spray. If the spray does not work and you think it may be blocked, you will need to clean it. Never try to unblock or enlarge the tiny spray hole with a pin or other sharp object. This will damage the way the spray works.
The usual starting dose is 2 sprays into each nostril twice a day. The most you would use in over 24 hours is normally 8 sprays (4 sprays per nostril). As you become better, your doctor may ask you to use a lower dose – one spray into each nostril twice a day.
If your symptoms then get worse, your dose may be increased back to the starting dose. Do not use a larger dose or use your nasal spray more often than your doctor tells you.
As with all medication, when you buy Beconase online, or from your local pharmacy, it is possible to have side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms you should seek medical help straight away:
- becoming very wheezy or having difficulty with breathing
- swelling around the face or throat
Immediately after you use your spray you may notice symptoms such as:
- sneezing a little, but this soon stops
- very occasionally you may find you get an unpleasant taste or smell
- A dry or painful nose or throat
- Bad nose bleeds
- Mild allergic reactions including skin rashes or redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives.
Please ensure you read the patient information leaflet before you buy Beconase online.
Beconase nasal spray can is not affected by food or alcohol.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes herbal medicines. Some medicines may increase the effects of Beconase and your doctor may wish to monitor you carefully if you are taking these medicines (including some medicines for HIV: ritonavir, cobicistat).
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using your medicine if:
- you have had steroids for a long time, either as an injection or by your mouth
- you have ever had an operation on your nose
- you have an infection in your nose
Do not use Beconase if you are allergic to beclometasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
A full list of ingredients found in Beconase are available to read in the patient information leaflet.
Hay Fever and seasonal allergies are a common issue that can be irritating and painful. Luckily the symptoms of hay fever can be easily treated when you buy Beconase online or from your local pharmacy.
Yes you can buy Beconase online from trusted pharmacies such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Beconase online or any other medication, always look for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page you visit. This ensures that the website is operating legally.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered, this will ensure that if you choose to buy Beconase online it will be genuine.
You can find more information before you buy Beconase online in the patient information leaflet.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
Stop using this bottle three months after you first opened it. Store Beconase nasal spray as per instruction of the Beconase nasal spray patient information leaflet.
Do not use Beconase nasal spray after the expiry date on the packaging. Whenever you buy Beconase online, or any other medication please check the expiry date when it arrives to you in the post.
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Beconase online it will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
Once the medication is used the bottle can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Beconase nasal spray is unfinished dispose of it safely and drop it off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Beconase nasal spray you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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