Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Beclomethasone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Beclomethasone must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue to take it even when you feel better. In certain conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, treatment may be long-term. Discuss with your doctor about how long you need to be treated with Beclomethasone.
If you are taking Beclomethasone for a prolonged period of time, it is important that you do not stop it suddenly. Your doctor will advise you about reducing the dosing gradually.
Try to take Beclomethasone at the same time each day.
Beclomethasone may be given as a conventional tablet or as a gastro-resistant prolonged-release tablet.
If you have been given the conventional tablet, take it with food or after a meal preferably in the morning.
If you have been given the gastro-resistant prolonged-release tablet, take it on an empty stomach preferably in the morning. Swallow it whole, with a glass of water. Do not chew, cut or crush the tablet.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have glaucoma, cataracts, osteoporosis or high blood pressure.
If you have diabetes, you will need to monitor your glucose levels closely. Alert your doctor if you notice a sharp increase in your glucose level.
If your doctor has given you a Steroid Identification Card, carry it with you at all times.
Inform your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated. Do not receive any vaccinations without first asking your doctor.
If you are taking Beclomethasone long-term, you may be more prone to infections such as coughs and colds. Avoid crowds and people who are sick, especially if they have chickenpox, shingles or measles. Alert your doctor if you come into contact with people who have chickenpox, shingles or measles.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Beclomethasone.
Do not give Beclomethasone to a child unless instructed to do so by the child's doctor.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease
- gastric problems, especially ulcers or blockages
- myasthenia gravis
- epilepsy (seizures or fits)
- infection of the colon or rectum
- tuberculosis (an infection of the lungs commonly known as TB)
- fungal infection, chicken pox or herpes infection
- depression or other mood disorders
- recent heart attack
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Beclomethasone.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Beclomethasone.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Beclomethasone is used together with other medicines to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Beclomethasone can also be used to treat asthma and help relieve allergies such as rhinitis.
Beclomethasone may be used for other purposes as decided by your doctor.
Beclomethasone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
What side effects could I experience?
Beclomethasone may cause increased appetite, indigestion, nausea, constipation, headache or anxiety. Alert your doctor if you experience any sudden weight gain, swelling of legs or arms, breathlessness, stomach pain, severe vomiting, black or thick stools, extreme tiredness, muscle weakness, depression or unusual mood swings.
Beclomethasone may also cause increased growth of hair on the face, muscle and bone ache, eyesight problems.
However, these side effects are usually not common and not a cause for concern, especially if you are taking Beclomethasone for a short period of time only.
Alert your doctor if you experience any discomfort that does not go away.
Rarely, Beclomethasone may cause drowsiness in some people. If you feel drowsy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
- antifungals such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, amphotericin B
- diabetes medicines
- heart or blood pressure pills such as digoxin, verapamil, diltiazem
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy containing oestrogen
- TB medicine such as rifampicin
- phenytoin (epilepsy medicine)
- painkillers such as naproxen, mefenamic acid, aspirin
- blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.