Beclometasone - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Beclometasone is used together with other medicines to treat ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine).

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Beclometasone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

It is best to take this medicine in the morning before or after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking modified-release tablet (usually labeled as “XL”, “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

Beclometasone must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking it even when you feel better. Do not stop taking unless instructed to do so by the doctor.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- tuberculosis (lung infection)
- fungal infections
- viral infections
as Beclometasone may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- kidney disease
- eye disease such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) and cataract (clouding in the lens of the eye)
- mental illness such as depression
- diabetes
- stomach or intestine ulcer
- hypoadrenalism (adrenal glands disorder)
- osteoporosis (thinning of bones)

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Beclometasone.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.
What side effects could I experience?
Beclometasone may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, constipation, confusion, and difficulty sleeping.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

- unusual changes in mood or behaviour (being too depressed, agitated or having compulsive and impulsive behaviour)
- hallucination (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not existent)
- thoughts of self-harm

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
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.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on beclometasone - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2023 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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