beclomethasone dipropionate

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beclomethasone dipropionate

a glucocorticoid.
indications It is prescribed in a metered-dose inhaler in the maintenance treatment of bronchial asthma as prophylactic therapy and as an aerosol for inhalation to treat chronic rhinitis.
contraindications Status asthmaticus, acute asthma, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions of systemic administration are the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. Hoarseness, sore throat, and fungal infections of the oropharynx and larynx may occur. Good oral and dental hygiene after each use is requisite.

beclomethasone dipropionate

(bek″lŏ-meth′ă-sōn″, -zōn″)
A corticosteroid drug. Trade names are Vancenase and Beclovent.

beclomethasone dipropionate (bek´ləmeth´əsōn dī´prō´pēənāt´),

n brand names: oral–Beclovent, Vanceril; nasal–Vancenase AQ Nasal, Beconase AQ Nasal;
drug class: corticosteroid, synthetic;
action: prevents inflammation by depression of migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and fibroblasts and reversal of increased capillary permeability;
uses: chronic asthma and rhinitis.

beclomethasone dipropionate

a glucocorticoid, commonly used as an inhalant.