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QNASL
Rhinitis/rhinorrhea (intranasal products)
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Drug Name:

QNASL Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Beclomethasone dipropionate 40mcg, 80mcg; per actuation; non-aqueous nasal spray soln.

Company:
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for QNASL:

Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.

Adults and Children:

<4yrs: not established. 4–11yrs: 1 spray (40mcg) in each nostril once daily; max: 2 sprays per day. ≥12yrs: 2 sprays (80mcg) in each nostril once daily; ­max: 4 sprays per day.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid in recent nasal septal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma until healed. Monitor periodically for possible changes in nasal mucosa or Candida infection with long-term use. Discontinue if nasal erosion/ulceration or Candida infection occur (treat with local therapy). Change in vision, history of increased intraocular pressure, blurred vision, glaucoma, and/or cataracts: monitor closely. Respiratory tract tuberculosis. Untreated infections (eg, fungal, bacterial, viral, ocular herpes simplex). If exposed to measles or chickenpox, consider anti-infective prophylactic therapy. If adrenal insuffi­ciency exists following systemic corticoste­roid therapy, replacement with intranasal cortico­steroids may exacerbate symptoms of adrenal insufficiency (eg, lassitude, depres­sion). Monitor for hypercorticism and adrenal suppression (if occur discontinue gradually). Monitor for growth suppression in children. Avoid eyes, mouth and face. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Nasal discomfort, epistaxis, headache, pyrexia, upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis; hypersensitivity reactions (discontinue if occurs).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Aerosol 40mcg—4.9g (60 actuations), 8.7g (120 actuations); 80mcg—8.7g (120 actuations)

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