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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved beclomethasone nasal spray (Beconase® AQ) for the following uses:
 
  • Treating sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and nasal itching due to allergies
  • Treating similar nasal symptoms caused by irritants rather than allergies
  • Preventing the return of nasal polyps after surgical removal.
 
When used for allergies, beclomethasone nasal spray works by decreasing inflammation. It is a steroid; however, unlike most steroids, long-term use is not likely to cause serious problems because the product comes in a nasal spray and its use is limited to the nose. That does not mean the medication is free from side effects; common ones include occasional sneezing attacks and irritation of the nose and throat.
 
(Click What Is Beclomethasone Nasal Spray Used For? to learn more about this product, including whether it can be used in children.)
 
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