International Brand Name:
Becotide, Qvar, Beconase, Vancenase
In treatment of:
Persistent reversible airways obstruction in condition eg. Asthama
2. Nervous tension.
4. Fast or fluttering heartbeat.
5. Disturbed sleep.
6. Behaviour changes in children.
7. Muscle cramps.
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug.
2. Acute asthma.
1. Impaired renal function.
2. Impaired liver function.
4. Severe thyrotoxicosis.
5. Severe cardiovascular disorders.
Succinylcholine (suxamethonium): Prolonged muscle relaxing effect.
b-blockers: May inhibit the effect of b-stimultants.
Xanthine derivatives, steroids & diuretic: Hypokalemia may be caused.
Initial recommended dose is 10 mg; which may be increased to 20 mg after 1-2 weeks depending on the clinical effect.
6 to 12 years: Initial dose 5 mg; which may be increased to 10 mg after 1-2 weeks depending on the effect.
2 to 5 years: Recommended normal dose is 5 mg. Dose above 10 mg are not recommended in children.
All doses are taken at once daily before bed time