Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Beclovent
  2. Qvar

Descriptions


Beclomethasone is used to help control symptoms of asthma and improve breathing. It is used when a patient's asthma has not been controlled sufficiently on other asthma medicines, or when a patient's condition is so severe that more than one medicine is needed every day. This medicine will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Beclomethasone belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids or steroids (cortisone-like medicines). It works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Aerosol Powder
  • Aerosol Liquid
  • Capsule
  • Spray