Vanceril

Vanceril

 [van´sĕ-ril″]
trademark for a beclomethasone dipropionate metered-dose inhaler used for bronchial asthma.
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beclomethasone diproprionate

A glucocorticosteroid with enhanced receptor-binding activity, but more rapid presystemic metabolism, which is used in inhalation prophylaxis of asthma, as well as rhinitis and sinusitis.

Pros
Enhanced receptor-binding activity; rapid presystemic metabolism.

Adverse effects
Cough, increased risk of nasopharyngeal candidiasis, dysosmia (smell of burning plastic), dysgeusia, central serous retinopathy.
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Vanceril®

Beclomethasone dipropionate Critical care An aerosolized steroid for inhalation treatment of asthma. See Nebulizer.
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Beclomethasone dipropionate (QVAR) has been known by several names such as Vanceril and Beclovent; however, with the transition from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-propelled MDI formulations, beclomethasone dipropionate has been reformulated with an HFA propellant, in a 40-and 80-microgram MDI strength as QVAR.
AeroBid Prescription (flunisolide), Azmacort (triamcinolone), Flovent (fluticasone propionate), Pulmicort Turbohaler or Respules, (budesonide), Qvar (beclomethasone) Vanceril, Vanceril DS (beclomethasone), Asthmanex (mometasone) Oral corticosteroids.
Investigators found that asthma patients learned proper use of the Pulmicort Turbuhaler more easily than the Flovent, Vanceril, and Aerobid pMDI devices.
Drug Dosage Cost/Day fluticasone 88-264 $1.64 (Flovent) [micro]/day (176 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone up to 504 Beclovent: $1.84; (Beclovent, [micro]g/day Vanceril: $1.76 Vanceril) (336 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone 80-160 $1.04 (Qvar) [micro]g/day (160 [micro]g) (*) budesonide 200-400 $1.24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.68 (Aerobid) [micro]g/day (1 mg) (*) fluticasone and 100 pg $2.88 (**) salmeterol fluticasone (Advair) b.i.d., 50 [micro]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Drug Dosage fluticasone (Flovent) 88-264 [mu]g/day beclomethasone (Beclovent, up to 504 [mu]g/day Vanceril) beclomethasone (Qvar) 80-160 [mu]g/day budesonide (Pulmicort) 200-400 [mu]g/day flunisolide (Aerobid) 500-1,000 [mu]g/day fluticasone and salmeterol (Advir) 100 [mu]g fluticasone b.i.d., 50 [mu]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Drug Dosage Cost/Day fluticasone 88-264 $1.64 (Flovent) [micro]g/day (176 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone up to 504 Beclovent: $1.84; (Beclovent, [micro]g/day Vanceril: $1.76 Vanceril) (336 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone 80-160 $1.04 (Qvar) [micro]g/day (160 [micro]g) (*) budesonide 200-400 $1.24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.68 (Aerobid) [micro]g/day (1 mg) (*) fluticasone and 100 [micro]g $2.88 (**) salmeterol fluticasone (Advair) b.i.d., 50 [micro]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Clinical question Which inhaled steroid -- fluticasone (Flovent) or beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril) -- is more effective for treating persistent asthma?
Inhaled corticosteroids Beclomethasone (Vanceril, Beclovent) Flunisolide (AeroBid) Triamcinolone (Azmacort) Dexamethasone (Decadron Respihaler)
Beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril) is taken by inhalation.
* Inhaled corticosteroids, especially beclomethasone (Vanceril or Beclovent) or budesonide (Pulmicort) are the drugs of choice for persistent asthma not controlled by cromolyn or nedocromil.
The corticosteroids fluticasone (Flovent), budesonide (Pulmicort Turbuhaler), beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril), triamcinolone (Azmacort), and flunisolide (Aerobid) have the greatest ability of all the pediatric ashma drugs to reduce airway inflammation, Dr.
They have special heat-labile formulations of Proventil and Vanceril for patients with COPD who can't stop smoking long enough to use their inhalers."