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Qnasl

Generic Name: beclomethasone nasal (BE kloe METH a sone)
Brand Names: Beconase AQ, QNASL
QNASL (beclomethasone nasal) is used to treat allergic rhinitis. Includes QNASL side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
QNASL contains beclomethasone, a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. QNASL Nasal Aerosol (80 mcg) is a prescription medicine that treats seasonal nasal and year-round nasal allergy symptoms, such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose in adults and children 12 years of age and older. QNASL Nasal Aerosol (40 mcg) is used for the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms in children 4-11 years of age. Before using QNASL nasal spray, tell your doctor if you have been sick or have had an infection of any kind. Also tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or cataracts, herpes simplex infection of your eyes, tuberculosis, sores or ulcers in your nose, or if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose. Learn more

Qnasl Side Effects

QNASL Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about beclomethasone nasal. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name QNASL.

In Summary

Common side effects of QNASL include: nasopharyngitis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol liquid, nasal spray

Along with its needed effects, beclomethasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in QNASL) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking beclomethasone nasal:

More common

  • Chills
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • lightheadedness
  • rapid, shallow breathing
  • rash
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Less common

  • Change in vision
  • eye pain
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • tearing
  • unexplained nosebleeds

Incidence not known

  • Bloody mucus
  • cough or hoarseness
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness
  • hives or welts, itching
  • loss of taste and smell
  • sores inside the nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to beclomethasone nasal: nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were epistaxis, nasal discomfort, throat irritation, and headache.

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, urticaria, and bronchospasm)

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, nasal discomfort, sneezing attacks, nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea

Frequency not reported: Nasal ulcerations, dryness and irritation of the nose and throat

Postmarketing reports: Nasal septal perforation

Rare (less than 0.1%): Wheezing

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypercorticism, adrenal suppression, growth reduction in children

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, lightheadedness

Postmarketing reports: Loss of taste and smell, unpleasant taste and smell

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Tearing eyes

Postmarketing reports: Glaucoma, cataracts

Rare (less than 0.1%): Increased intraocular pressure

Other

Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Qnasl (www.drugs.com/qnasl.html).