Beclomethasone Nasal Spray Dosing
For adults and children age 12 and older, the recommended beclomethasone nasal spray dose is one or two sprays in each nostril twice daily. For children ages 6 to 11 who are starting beclomethasone nasal spray, dosing usually starts at one spray in each nostril twice a day. If needed, your child's healthcare provider can increase this dosage up to two sprays to control symptoms.
The dose of beclomethasone nasal spray (Beconase® AQ) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Beclomethasone Nasal Spray Dosing for Adults and Older ChildrenThe recommended dose of beclomethasone nasal spray for adults and children age 12 and older is one or two sprays in each nostril twice a day.
Beclomethasone Nasal Spray Dosing for Younger ChildrenThe recommended dose of beclomethasone nasal spray for children 6 to 11 years old is one spray in each nostril twice daily. If needed, your child's healthcare provider may increase the dose up to two sprays in each nostril twice daily to control your child's symptoms. However, after the symptoms are controlled, the dose should be reduced back to one spray in each nostril twice daily.
Considerations for people using beclomethasone nasal spray include the following:
- The medication comes in nasal spray form. It is usually taken twice a day.
- Be sure to shake your bottle well before each use.
- Blow your nose before each dose. Breathe in gently while spraying beclomethasone into your nose. Do not try to inhale the nasal spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes into contact with the inside surfaces of the nose, not the throat or lungs.
- Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils (in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum). Spraying beclomethasone toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (using the right hand to spray into the left nostril, and vice versa).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Beclomethasone nasal spray will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or beclomethasone nasal spray dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.