Beclomethasone

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Beclomethasone dipropionate is a synthetic glucocorticosteroid which has a powerful local anti-inflammatory effect but little systemic action.

It is usually compounded as an inhalant and used in canine medicine for treatment of chronic respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis and eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy[1].

Long-term use may result in mild temporary hyperadrenocorticism symptoms[2].

Each metered dose delivers 200 mg and is used as required for alleviation of clinical symptoms.

References

  1. Bexfield NH et al (2006) Management of 13 cases of canine respiratory disease using inhaled corticosteroids. J Small Anim Pract 47(7):377-382
  2. Libretto SE (1995) Review of the toxicology of beclomethasone dipropionate. Arch Toxicol 69(8):509-525