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beclomethasone

 [bek″lo-meth´ah-sōn]
a synthetic glucocorticoid administered, as the dipropionate salt, by inhalation for the chronic treatment of bronchial asthma and intranasally for seasonal and nonseasonal allergic rhinitis or other allergic or inflammatory nasal conditions, and to prevent recurrence of nasal polyps after surgical removal; also used topically for relief of inflammation and pruritus in certain dermatoses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

beclomethasone

(bĕk′lə-mĕth′ə-sōn′ -zōn′)
n.
A corticosteroid drug, C22H19ClO5, used in the form of its dipropionate as an inhalant to treat asthma and as a nasal spray to treat allergies.
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SBA led to less beclomethasone use compared with PBA (SBA, 526 [micro]g/month [95 percent CI, 412 to 639] versus PBA, 1,961 [micro]g/month [95 percent CI, 1,681 to 2,241]; P < 0.0001).
Each participant in the second group was advised to take a specific inhaled dose of the steroid beclomethasone daily, regardless of symptoms, plus the rescue bronchodilator as needed in response to symptoms, as has been the standard recommendation for almost 30 years by the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines.
Levocabastine (<<Tyzine[R] Allergy>>, Johnson & Johnson) and beclomethasone (<<Nacobec>>, IVAX Pharmaceuticals) were used as reference drugs.
It administers the same active ingredient found in the previously available QVAR (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol, but utilizes innovative breath-actuated inhaler technology.
Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has introduced QVAR RediHaler (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol in both 40mcg and 80mcg strengths in the United States, it was reported yesterday.
A small number of studies that compared the various corticosteroids against each other showed that beclomethasone and budesonide were somewhat more potent growth suppressors, compared with the other four agents, Dr.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) at low to medium doses (<1500 mcg beclomethasone hydrofluoroalkane per day) for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) don't increase the risk of significant bone loss or fracture at 2 to 3 years follow-up (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic reviews and randomize controlled trials [RCTs]).
Only a few inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) products have the requisite median particle diameter (less than 2 mcm) needed to reach the alveolar tissue in the distal tracheobronchial tree, including beclomethasone dipropionate HFA (QVAR), flunisolide HFA (Aerospan), and ciclesonide (Sepracor).
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.