What is Beclomethasone inhaler?

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Beclomethasone is a corticosteroid that is inhaled through the mouth or nose. It is used to prevent the recurrence of nasal polyps, to treat asthma and nasal congestion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 55 28
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 24 11
Breathing difficulty 8 5
Chest tightness 4 2
Wheezing 4 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 9
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Beclomethasone inhaler

Side effect Patients
Thrush 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Chest pain 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dry mouth 1
Dry throat 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Beclomethasone inhaler

Dosage Patients
160 mcg twice daily 8
80 mcg daily 7
80 mcg twice daily 5
200 mcg daily 3
200 mcg twice daily 3
40 mcg daily 2
160 mcg daily 2
320 mcg daily 2
1 mcg daily 1
1 other daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Beclomethasone inhaler

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 17
Did not seem to work 15
Course of treatment ended 8
Side effects too severe 7
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 1
See all 44 patients who've stopped taking Beclomethasone inhaler

Duration

Currently taking Beclomethasone inhaler

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Beclomethasone inhaler

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 49
Usually 12
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 20
Not specified 36

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Beclomethasone inhaler after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 2
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 2
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 2
Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler (Fostair inhaler) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Beclomethasone inhaler and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 5
Beclomethasone-formoterol inhaler (Fostair inhaler) 2
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 2
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Beclomethasone inhaler

Feb 1, 2012 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for wheezing)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for shortness of breath (dyspnea))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mcg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Jul 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for wheezing)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 160 mcg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2010 (Started Nov 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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