Side Effects of Beclomethasone Inhalers
Voice changes, sore throat, and headache are some of the most commonly reported side effects of beclomethasone inhalers. There are also a number of more serious beclomethasone inhaler side effects that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including any signs of an allergic reaction and worsening asthma symptoms.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with the beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar®); however, not everyone who uses the inhaler will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate beclomethasone inhalers well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with beclomethasone inhalers. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of beclomethasone inhaler side effects with you.)
Beclomethasone inhalers have been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common beclomethasone inhaler side effects included:
- Sore throat -- in up to 27 percent of people
- Headaches -- up to 25 percent
- Pain (in general) -- up to 5 percent
- Back pain -- up to 4 percent
- Voice changes -- up to 4 percent
- Nausea -- up to 2 percent.