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This medicine is a corticosteroid inhaler used to treat the symptoms of bronchial asthma. It contains the active ingredient beclomethasone, which works gradually over time to reduce inflammation of the airways.
This medicine may be prescribed for other medical conditions as determined by your doctor.
Take this medicine as directed by your doctor.
Directions for use:
1. Before using this medicine, ensure that the canister is properly inserted into the inhaler unit.
2. Your doctor may have advised you to position the mouthpiece between your lips or to hold the inhaler 1-2 inches away from your open mouth. Do as you have been instructed.
3. Exhale slowly. As you start to take a slow, deep breath, press the canister and mouthpiece together at exactly the same time to administer a dose of this medicine. Continue inhaling slowly and deeply and hold your breath for as long as comfortable, then exhale slowly through pursed lips or through your nose.
4. If more than 1 inhalation is to be used, wait a few minutes and repeat the above process.
5. Rinse your mouth or gargle with water to prevent mouth sores or a bad taste.
If your doctor has instructed you to use a special spacing device, read the instruction leaflet. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible, and then continue with your regular dosing schedule.
It is recommended that you keep note of when you use a dose, so can anticipate when the medicine is almost empty.
Avoid getting this product into your eyes.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from extreme heat or direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break or burn the container even if empty.
Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it previously.
This medicine will not stop an asthma attack once it has started. Always carry a short acting bronchodilator with you at all times to treat an acute asthma attack if it occurs. If you notice that your short acting bronchodilator is no longer effective at controlling your asthma attacks, see your doctor immediately.
Please keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while taking this medicine, as your doctor may wish to perform certain tests to monitor your progress. Do not increase or decrease your dose without consulting with your doctor. Do not start taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medications without checking with your doctor first. Before undergoing any medical, surgical or dental procedure, advise the medical or dental staff you are using this medicine.
If you have switched from an oral corticosteroid (such as prednisone tablets) to this medicine within the past 12 months, your body may not produce enough natural steroids. You may need to start taking additional corticosteroids, especially if your body is stressed due to major infections such as gastroenteritis (food poisoning), surgery, or injury. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice regarding stress situations. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of low steroid levels: sudden weight loss, vomiting, fainting or severe dizziness.
This medicine may lower your resistance to infection. If you have not had chicken pox or measles, avoid contact with anyone who has these infections. If you are exposed to someone with these infections, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Please use caution if this medicine is being used in children, as it may affect a child's growth rate. See your doctor regularly to monitor height and weight.
For women who wish to become pregnant, please discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine with your doctor. Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine.
Patients may experience side effects while using this medicine. However these will usually subside with treatment. Side effects include headache, dry mouth, hoarseness, or irritated throat. If these continue or are severe, check with your doctor.
Contac your doctor immediately if you experience white curd-like patches in your mouth, or if you develop a rash.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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