Beclometasone side effects

Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.


Very common (affecting more than 1 in 10 people):

infection of the mouth & throat (rinsing the mouth and gargling with water after using medicine will help to prevent this)


Common (affecting more than 1 in 100 people):

hoarse voice, irritation of the throat


Uncommon (affecting more than 1 in 1000 people):

bruising, itching, redness of the skin, skin rash or rashes, hives.


Very rare (affecting fewer than 1 in 10,000 people):

anaphylactic reactions (severe allergic reaction), breathing difficulties, respiratory tract infections like pneumonia, paradoxical bronchospasm, oedema of the eyes, face, lips and throat


Frequency unknown:

aggressive behaviour, behavioural changes, depression, anxiousness, hyperactivity, sleeping problems, allergic reactions like eczema or rhinitis


If Beclometasone is taken in larger doses over a long period of time, this could lead to other side effects as these are related to the effects of the steroids on the body. These may include Cushing's syndrome, adrenal problems, growth suppression in children and adolescents, decrease in bone mineral density, osteoporosis, pneumonia, cataracts or glaucoma.

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