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Buy Beconase Nasal Spray (200 doses) Online

Beconase aqueous nasal spray is used to relieve the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies which affect the nose and sinuses (known as allergic rhinitis).

Each bottle of Beconase nasal spray contains 200 doses of spray, with each spray delivering 50mcg of beclomethasone dipropionate.

You can buy Beconase nasal spray online from Prescription Doctor's UK pharmacy. Simply fill out the online medical form to begin your order.

If your order is approved before 3pm weekdays, our UK pharmacy can dispense and dispatch your item the same day via a discreet, next-day delivery service.

What are the symptoms of hayfever?

The symptoms of hayfever can include:

  • Blocked sinuses
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Itchy, red or watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • The loss of your sense of smell (anosmia)

Hayfever can also cause asthma symptoms to worsen. This can cause:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tight chest
  • Wheezing

How common is hayfever in the UK?

It is estimated that around a fifth of the UK population suffers from hayfever. 90% of people with hayfever are allergic to Rye and Timothy grass pollen, while 25% are allergic to tree pollen.

It has also been found that those allergic to birch pollen are more likely to be allergic to apples, cherries, peaches and plums as these fruits contain a protein which is similar to birch pollen.

The type of pollen you are allergic to can have an effect on when your symptoms develop and how long your hayfever symptoms last. Hayfever season starts in late March and lasts until September.

If you are unsure what type of pollen you are allergic to, speak to your doctor. Different kinds of pollen are present at different times of the year. So when your symptoms develop in the year may be an indication of what types of pollen affect you.


How does Beconase work?

The active ingredient of Beconase nasal spray is a naturally-occurring corticosteroid (steroid) called beclomethasone dipropionate.

Beclomethasone relieves inflammation in the nasal passages, brought on from hayfever and other allergies.

When an allergen, such as pollen, dust or animal dander, enters the body through the nose, the immune system releases chemicals which cause inflammation.

When taken regularly through the nose, beclomethasone dipropionate prevents inflammation in the nose.

According to the NHS, corticosteroids are more effective at preventing and relieving nasal symptoms than antihistamine tablets, though they can take longer to start working.

How long does Beconase take to work?

It may take a few days of taking Beconase regularly before you notice an improvement in your symptoms. It's important to keep using Beconase as prescribed, even if you don't notice an improvement right away.

Corticosteroids do not provide immediate relief from the symptoms of hayfever but do offer relief when used regularly for a period.


How do I use Beconase?

For adults, the typical dose of Beconase is two sprays in each nostril, twice daily - equivalent to 400mcg a day.

It is best to take Beconase in the morning and evening.

Before you use Beconase nasal spray for the first time, you will need to prime it.

To prime your Beconase nasal spray:

  1. Hold the bottle upright. Support the base of the bottle with your thumb and place your index and middle finger on either side of the collar of the nozzle.
  2. When priming, hold the Beconase nasal spray away from you to avoid accidentally spraying the suspension into your eyes.
  3. Keeping the thumb still, press down with your fingers to pump the spray.

If the spray does not work, the nozzle may be blocked. Consult the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine for information on how to clean your Beconase nasal spray.

Never try to unblock or enlarge the spray hole with a pin or sharp object, as this can damage the way Beconase spray works.

To use your Beconase nasal spray:

  1. Shake the bottle and remove the cap from the nozzle
  2. Gently blow your nose.
  3. Close one nostril by pressing your finger against the side of your nose.
  4. Insert the nozzle into the opposite nostril.
  5. Tilt your head forward slightly and begin to slowly breathe in through your nose.
  6. While breathing in, press the collar of the nasal spray down firmly to administer Beconase.
  7. Remove the nozzle from your nose and breathe out through your mouth.
  8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to administer a second spray of Beconase in the same nostril.
  9. Repeat steps 3 through 7 to administer the Beconase spray in the other nostril.
  10. When you have finished using your Beconase nasal spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief, and replace the dust cap.

If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of continuously using Beconase, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

How do I clean my Beconase nasal spray?

After each use, you should wipe the nozzle of the nasal spray with a tissue or handkercheif to keep it clean.

You should clean your Beconase nasal spray once a week. You may need to clean it more often if it becomes blocked.

To clean your Beconase nasal spray:

  • Remove the dust cover
  • Remove the nozzle by pulling the white collar upwards.
  • Soak both the dust cover and nozzle in warm water.
  • Shake any excess drops off the nozzle and dust cap and leave them to dry in a warm place.
  • Reattach the nozzle and dust cover to the bottle and prime your Beconase nasal spray before using it again.

Do not use solvents or high temperatures to clean the nozzle as this may lead to damage.

What should I do if I forget to use Beconase?

If you forget to use Beconase, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as you normally would. Do not use more of this medicine to make up for a forgotten dose.

What should I do if I use more Beconase than I should?

If you use more Beconase than you should, inform your doctor. Using more Beconase than advised can increase your risk of side effects or cause your symptoms to worsen.


Beconase side effects and cautions

Before you take Beconase, you must read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine. The patient information leaflet contains instructions on how to store, use and dispose Beconase nasal spray, as well as important information regarding the safety of Beconase.

You can read the patient information leaflet for Beconase nasal spray online (PDF).

Side effects of Beconase

All medicines carry the risk of causing unwanted side effects, though not everybody gets them.

It is important to be aware of the side effects of the medicine you are taking.

Some common side effects of Beconase may include:

  • Dry or painful nose and throat
  • Mild allergic reactions, including skin rashes or redness, itching or weals like nettle rash or hives
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sneezing immediately after using Beconase
  • Unpleasant taste or smell

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Beconase nasal spray, including a complete list of known side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you notice any side effects, whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to one of our doctors or contact a pharmacist.

Allergies

Do not use Beconase nasal spray if you are allergic to beclometasone or any of its over ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience a severe allergic reaction after using Beconase, seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors treating you know exactly what you have taken.

Signs of allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Can I use Beconase while pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning on having a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Beconase.

Other safety information

When placing your order for Beconase online, please inform our online prescriber of all medicines you are currently taking. This includes those prescribed to you, or bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements.

Do not use Beconase nasal spray past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date typically refers to the last day of the specified month.

Always store medicines out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never throw away medicines via household or water waste, as this can damage the environment. Take any unwanted or expired medication to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose them safely on your behalf.

Never share a medicine prescribed to you with anybody else. Even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.


Frequently asked questions about Beconase

Can I drink alcohol while using Beconase nasal spray?

While alcohol does not interact with the active ingredient Beconase, excessive alcohol consumption may worsen hayfever symptoms.

Will Beconase nasal spray affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Beconase is unlikely to impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

What would happen if I stop taking Beconase?

Stopping treatment early can cause your symptoms to come back. You should not stop using Beconase unless your doctor gives you explicit permission to

If you wish to stop using Beconase, consult your doctor for advice.

If your doctor tells you to stop taking Beconase, take the remaining medicine to your pharmacist, so they can properly dispose of it for you.

How long can I use Beconase for?

Beconase can be used long-term to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis and hayfever.

It is best to start using Beconase between 1 and 2 weeks before you expect your allergic symptoms to start, as it can take a few daus for Beconase to start working.

If you are unsure how long you should use Beconase nasal spray for, speak to your doctor.

Can I take Beconase with other hayfever treatments?

You can use Beconase nasal spray in conjunction with antihistamines to manage allergy symptoms.

However, you should always speak to your doctor before taking Beconase alongside another hayfever treatment.

Can I buy Beconase over the counter?

You can buy Beconase hayfever over the counter in pack sizes of 100 doses.

However, bottles containing 200 doses of Beconase are only available on prescription.

You can buy bottles of Beconase containing 200 doses from our online private prescription service.


Table of contents

Buy Beconase Online

How does Beconase work?

How do I use Beconase?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Beconase
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Active Ingredient(s): Beclomethasone dipropionate
  • Administration: Intranasal
  • Presentation: Aqueous suspension
  • Available Strength: 50mcg Beclometasone per spray
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Application: Men and women over 18+
  • Dosage: Two sprays in both nostrils twice daily (400mcg per day)
  • Description: Beconase is a treatment for perennial and seasonal hayfever.
  • Drug Class: Corticosteroid (Steroid)
  • Alcohol consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before using Beconase if you are pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Beconase if you are breastfeeding
Click here to view the Beconase Aqueous Nasal Spray - Patient Information Leaflet

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