Beclomethasone–Information, Dosage, Cost Without Insurance

February 23, 2021

Beclomethasone is a glucocorticoid, a type of hormone used to lower inflammation. It does this by suppressing cells involved in the inflammatory response: mast cells, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils. In asthma patients opens up air passages by decreasing inflammation so that patients can breathe comfortably. In patients with hay fever it stops the sinuses from producing mucus and stops the nose from itching. To treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema it suppresses inflammation and therefore reduces redness and itching.

Dose

Beclomethasone is available as an inhalant for asthma, as a nasal spray for hay fever, or as cream for inflammatory skin diseases. Usual dose for asthma is 320 micrograms inhaled twice a day.  Usual dose for inhalers is 40 to 80 micrograms twice a day. Usual dose for topical creams is two applications per day.

Common side effects:

  • Inhalation
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Back pain
    • Nausea
    • Cough
    • Difficult or painful speech
  • Nasal spray
    • Headache
    • Nose irritation, or dryness
    • Nosebleeds
    • Joint or muscle pain
    • Nausea
    • Lightheadedness
    • Unpleasant flavor or odor
  • Topical
    • Burning
    • Itching
    • Irritation
    • Dryness
    • Folliculitis or hair bumps
    • Acne

Cost of beclomethasone

The price of an 80mcg beclomethasone inhaler ranges from $228.00 to $288.00 with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you that sells beclomethasone, and to download a coupon, click here.

Where to Get a Beclomethasone Prescription?

Beclomethasone is a prescription medication that requires a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your medications remotely by telemedicine and prescribe beclomethasone online.