Description of the medicine: Beclomethasone dipropionate (Beclometasoni dipropionas)
BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE (Beclometasoni dipropionas). 9 a-Chloro-11 b, 17 a, 21-trioxy-16 b-methyl-1, 4-pregnadiene-3, 20-dione 17, 21-dipropionate, or 9 a-chloro-16 b-methyl-prednisolone dipropionate.
Synonyms: Beclocort, Beclosol, Beclotaide, Beclovent, Becotide, Gnadion, Propavent, Sanasthmyl, Vanceril, Viarex, etc.
Available in the form of an aerosol for inhalation under the names: << Bekotid >> (<< Becotid >>), << Beklomet >> (<< Beclomet >>), << Beklat >> (<<Beclate>>, etc.) . It is used for bronchial asthma, mainly in cases where conventional bronchodilators and cromolyn sodium (intal) are ineffective.
Adults are prescribed 2 metered-dose inhalations (total 100 mcg) 3-4 times a day; in especially severe cases, they produce up to 12-16 inhalations (600-800 mcg) per day. Children are prescribed 1 to 2 inhalations (50 to 100 mcg) 2 to 4 times a day.
The maximum daily dose for adults should not exceed 20 inhalations (1 mg); for children under 12 years old - 10 inhalations (500 mcg).
The drug does not have a stopping effect; the effect usually develops gradually, during the first week. If necessary, you can combine becotide with bronchodilators, cromolyn sodium, antibiotics.
With prolonged use of the drug, candidiasis of the oral cavity may develop, requiring the use of antifungal agents.
Contraindicated in pregnancy, active tuberculosis of various organs (with pulmonary tuberculosis in an inactive form); caution is necessary when prescribing to patients with adrenal insufficiency.
Release form: in an aerosol package equipped with a metering valve and designed for 200 inhalations, 50 μg per dose.
Storage: List B. At a temperature of no higher than +25 C.
For use in allergic rhinitis, a special aerosol dosage form for intranasal use is available.