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  • Generic Name: (beclomethasone dipropionate)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 02/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Qnasl is a medicine used to treat nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies. Qnasl is available as a spray.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Qnasl is thought to work by reducing inflammation in your nose.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Qnasl has been shown to reduce nasal symptoms, such as stuffiness, runniness, itching, and sneezing.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you use Qnasl exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your breathing once you begin using Qnasl. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: nasal discomfort, nosebleeds, headache.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Infections in your nose and throat, formation of a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impaired wound healing.

      Serious allergic reactions, with symptoms such as hives; rash; or swelling of your lips, mouth, or throat.

      Weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections with symptoms such as fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea, or vomiting.

      Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.

      Slowed or delayed growth in children.

      Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye).

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Qnasl if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Qnasl. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have glaucoma; tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs); any type of infection (including eye infections); a sore in your nose, had nasal surgery, or a recent nasal injury; had chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: The recommended dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. Do not use more than 4 sprays in one day.

      Children 4-11 years: The recommended dose is 1 spray in each nostril once a day. Do not use more than 2 sprays in one day.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Qnasl exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Prime Qnasl before using it for the first time.

      Use Qnasl on a regular, daily basis. If you do not feel an improvement or if your condition worsens, contact your healthcare provider.

      Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Qnasl.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not puncture Qnasl, or store near heat or open flame.

      Do not spray Qnasl in your eyes or mouth.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Qnasl at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      Qnasl may harm your newborn baby if you use it during pregnancy. The effects of Qnasl during breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Qnasl, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature. Protect from heat and open flame.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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