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QNASL Nasal Aerosol is a prescription medication used to treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, and sneezing. QNASL Nasal Aerosol is typically used in patients who are 4 years of age and older.
QNASL contains Beclomethasone dipropionate, which is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the nasal passages. The medication functions by reducing the production of certain chemicals in the body that create inflammation. This reduces the inflammation that can cause allergic reactions, making it an effective treatment for nasal allergy symptoms.
Use and Dosage
To use Qnasl Nasal Aerosol, shake the canister well before each use. Then, blow your nose to clear your nasal passages. Insert the nasal spray tip into one nostril while tilting your head slightly forward and breathe in gently through your nose. While breathing in, press down firmly on the canister to release one spray and remove the nasal spray tip from your nostril. Repeat the process in the other nostril. Do not sneeze or blow your nose immediately after using Qnasl Nasal Aerosol. Dispose of the canister after 120 sprays, even if it appears to still contain medication. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
The usual dose of Qnasl Nasal Aerosol is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once per day, as prescribed by your doctor. The medication should be used at the same time(s) each day. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage and do not share your medication with others. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Qnasl Nasal Aerosol, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Qnasl Nasal Aerosol (Beclomethasone Dipropionate):
- Infection of the nose and throat
- Inflammation of the nose and throat
- Nasal discomfort or irritation
- Nasal dryness
- Thrush (a fungal infection in the mouth, nose, or throat)
- Unpleasant taste/smell
- Upper respiratory tract infection
Serious Side Effects of Qnasl Nasal Aerosol (Beclomethasone Dipropionate):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye pain
- Flu symptoms
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle weakness
- Seeing halos around lights
- Serious eye symptoms such as: sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as: fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out;
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.
- Severe or ongoing nosebleed
- Sores in the nose that will not heal
- Sores or white patches in or around your nose
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Weight gain (especially in your face or upper back and torso)
- Weight loss
- Worsening tiredness
Forms and Strength
Qnasl Nasal Aerosol (Beclomethasone Dipropionate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Qnasl Nasal Aerosol: Nasal Spray
- 80 mcg
- Long-term use: Long-term use of nasal steroids like QNASL may increase the risk of side effects such as cataracts or osteoporosis.
- Pre-existing medical conditions: Individuals with certain medical conditions such as glaucoma, tuberculosis, or a fungal infection should exercise caution when using QNASL.
- Drug interactions: QNASL may interact with certain medications such as ritonavir or other steroids, which can increase the risk of side effects.
- Use in pregnancy or breastfeeding: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctor before using QNASL.
- Local reactions: QNASL may cause local reactions such as nasal irritation, itching, or bleeding.
- Immunosuppression: Long-term use of QNASL may suppress the immune system, which can increase the risk of infections.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Qnasl Nasal Aerosol be used for colds or flu?
No, Qnasl Nasal Aerosol should not be used to treat colds or flu. It is only used to treat allergy symptoms.
How long does it take for Qnasl Nasal Aerosol to start working?
It may take several days of consistent use to see the full effects of Qnasl Nasal Aerosol.
Can Qnasl Nasal Aerosol be used in children?
Yes, Qnasl Nasal Aerosol can be used in children aged 4 years and older, but only under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Can Qnasl Nasal Aerosol be used during pregnancy?
Talk to your healthcare provider before using Qnasl Nasal Aerosol during pregnancy.
It's important to purchase Qnasl Nasal Aerosol from verified Canadian pharmacy.