Company: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Generic Drug: Beclomethasone Dipropionate.
Indication: First line therapy for chronic asthma and prophylaxis of severe asthma. Recommended for asthma treatment on long term basis to replace systemic steroid therapy. In children asthma control can be achieved without growth retardation.
Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation.
Dosage & Administration: Available as inhaler. Adult: Can be use by Zerostat inhaler device. Children: Can be use by Baby mask device.
- Not for acute attacks, it is for long term management.
- To be used cautiously in case of concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Cautious use in case of lactation & pregnancy.
Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Fungal infection in mouth & throat (candidiasis), systemic steroid effects on higher doses, mood changes, hyperglycemia, pituitary adrenal suppression, smell and taste disturbances.