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Buy Becodefence Allergy Defence Online
Becodefence Allergy Defence is a nasal spray that relieces irritating nasal symptoms of hayfever and other allergies, including sneezing, itching and running of the nose.
Becodefence can be bought online from The Independent Pharmacy in just a few quick steps. When you order online you can expect to receive your treatment, at your chosen address, as soon as the next working day.
Becodefence Allergy Defence information
What is Becodefence and what is it used for?
Many people suffer from allergies, which for some can lead to allergic rhinitis causing symptoms such as:
- Itching inside the nose
- Congestion and a runny nose
Allergic rhinitis is where the nasal passages become inflamed and itchy in response to an invading allergen such as hayfever or dust mites.
To combat these symptoms, using a nasal spray, such as Becodefence has proven to provide fast and effective relief.
You should use Becodefence regularly to help keep the symptoms at bay. Becodefence can be used in conjunction with other hay fever treatments, such as antihistamines including cetirizine, loratadine and Piriton.
How does Becodefence work?
Becodefence contains a unique Thixotropic formula which when shaken becomes fluid for easy dispersion, then settles back onto the nasal lining as a gel to block allergen contact.
This prevents or reverses symptoms such as itching and congestion caused by inflammation.
Alternatives to Becodefence
There are many non-prescription alternatives to Becodefence Nasal Spray that offer similar properties when improving symptoms of allergies. These include antihistamine tablets and liquids for more generalised allergic symptoms.
Eye Drops such as Opticrom may also be very beneficial for those that suffer from allergy symptoms that specifically affect their eyes.
For full details on hay fever and allergy treatments please take a look at our Advice for Hayfever page.
How to use Becodefence
Adults and children over the age of 6 years:
Use 2 sprays into each nostril, twice a day. When symptoms improve, the dose can be reduced to; 1 spray into each nostril twice daily.
- Shake the bottle and take off the dust cap.
- Blow your nose gently.
- Close one nostril with your finger, and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt your head
forward slightly and keep the bottle upright.
- Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in press down firmly on the collar with your fingers. A spray of fine mist will go into your nostril.
- Breathe out through your mouth.
- After using your spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue and replace the dust cap.
Becodefence Allergy Defence contains the following ingredients: Bentonite veegum, xanthan gum, glycerol monostearate, potassium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, glycerin, sesame oil, water, mixed tocopherols, spearmint oil, preservatives.
Becodefence side effects
Read the package insert. Use only as directed. Children should use Becodefence Kids under adult supervision. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Please read the following warnings carefully to help make sure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Do not use Beconase Nasal Spray if:
- You are allergic to any of its ingredients
- You are under 6 years of age
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before using Becodefence Nasal Spray if any of the following apply:
- You have an infection or ulcers in your nose
- You have recently had surgery or suffered an injury to your nose
- If your symptoms have not improved after 14 days of treatment
Please read all product packaging and the accompanying Patient Information Leaflet prior to use.
Becodefence Allergy Defence FAQs
Beclometasone is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal rhinitis (Hay Fever). It can also be used to treat perennial allergic rhinitis, which are allergies that persist throughout the year. Examples of perennial rhinitis include allergies to pet hair or dust mites. Beclometasone is also effective at relieving inflammation of the nasal lining due to infection. This is known as vasomotor rhinitis.
Beclometasone is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid (steroid). Corticosteroids are produced naturally in the body by the adrenal glands. This hormone has many important functions, including; controlling the body’s inflammatory responses. Beclometasone is a synthetic corticosteroid, which is used to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages.
Nasal inflammation occurs when the nasal passages become exposed to allergens, such as pollen or dust mites. For sufferers of allergic rhinitis, these allergens trigger a disproportionate immune response, which results in inflammation of the nasal passages and allergy symptoms.
When Beclometasone is administered directly into the nose, it is absorbed into the cells of the nasal passages. From here, it acts to prevent the cells from releasing the chemicals responsible for triggering an allergic response, thus preventing the allergic response from occurring. This reduces nasal inflammation and relieves the associated symptoms.
Beclometasone does not provide immediate relief. In most cases, it will take 2-3 days before the medicine reaches its full effect. Therefore, it is recommended to commence treatment a few days prior to expected symptoms. For example, before the start of pollen season or before you known you will be in contact with pets.
Adults should use two sprays into each nostril twice daily (morning and evening). Once your symptoms are controlled you should reduce your dose to one spray into each nostril twice a day. You should always use the lowest dose necessary to relieve your symptoms.
For maximum benefit, Beclometasone Nasal Spray should be used regularly whilst you continue to be exposed to the rhinitis triggering allergen. This will help keep your symptoms under control.
Follow the instructions provided with the nasal spray. It is advised to shake the bottle gently before each use.
Before you use the nasal spray for the first time, it will need to be primed by pumping it into the air until a fine mist is produced. Hold the nasal spray upright and away from you whilst you do this. If the nasal spray hasn’t been used for several days, it may require repriming.
If you miss a dose, just move on to your next dose at the usual time. Never double-up a dose in order to compensate for any missed doses.
The plastic nozzle should be cleaned at least once a week to ensure the spray doesn’t become blocked. Follow the printed instructions provided with the spray. Do not attempt to unblock the nozzle or enlarge the tiny spray hole using a pin or other sharp implement. This will likely result in damaging the spray mechanism.
Any remaining spray should be discarded after three months of first opening. After this time the contents may be contaminated by dirt or bacteria. You may find it useful to write the date of first opening on the bottle. Beclometasone should be safely disposed of by returning the item to any pharmacy.
When taken at high doses over sustained periods of time, corticosteroids can potentially cause:
- Slowed growth in children and adolescents
- A decrease in adrenal gland function
These side effects are rare because the amount of beclometsone absorbed into the bloodstream through the nose is negligible.