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Beconase aq

Generic Name: beclomethasone nasal (BE kloe METH a sone)
Brand Name: Beconase AQ, Qnasl
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Drug Information:
Beclomethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Beconase AQ (for the nose) is used to treat symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. The Beconase brand of this medication is also used to keep nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove them. Beclomethasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Beconase aq Side Effects

Beconase AQ Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about beclomethasone nasal. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Beconase AQ.

In Summary

Common side effects of Beconase AQ include: nasopharyngitis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol liquid, nasal spray

Along with its needed effects, beclomethasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Beconase AQ) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking beclomethasone nasal:

More common

  • Chills
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • lightheadedness
  • rapid, shallow breathing
  • rash
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Less common

  • Change in vision
  • eye pain
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • tearing
  • unexplained nosebleeds

Incidence not known

  • Bloody mucus
  • cough or hoarseness
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness
  • hives or welts, itching
  • loss of taste and smell
  • sores inside the nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray


The most commonly reported side effects were epistaxis, nasal discomfort, throat irritation, and headache.


Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, urticaria, and bronchospasm)


Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, nasal discomfort, sneezing attacks, nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea

Frequency not reported: Nasal ulcerations, dryness and irritation of the nose and throat

Postmarketing reports: Nasal septal perforation

Rare (less than 0.1%): Wheezing


Frequency not reported: Hypercorticism, adrenal suppression, growth reduction in children


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, lightheadedness

Postmarketing reports: Loss of taste and smell, unpleasant taste and smell


Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression


Common (1% to 10%): Tearing eyes

Postmarketing reports: Glaucoma, cataracts

Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased intraocular pressure


Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Beconase Aq