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Beconase aqueous nasal spray contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are natural hormones and have many important functions, including control of inflammatory responses.
When administered into the nose, beclometasone is absorbed into the cells of the nasal passages. Here it prevents the cells from releasing chemicals that trigger an allergic response. This stops the allergic reaction from happening so the nasal inflammation is greatly reduced and the symptoms relieved.
The nasal spray will not relieve all the symptoms of nasal inflammation immediately, and can take two to three days to exert its full effect. It is therefore most effective to start using the nasal spray two to three days before you expect to get symptoms, for example before the start of the pollen season, or if you know you are going to be in contact with pets that give you the allergy. For maximum benefit the spray should then be used regularly to keep the nasal inflammation under control.