What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, are generally outdoor allergies and affect over 20% of people in the United States.1 Most common in early spring, symptoms develop as a reaction to allergens (allergy-causing substances) in the air. The most common outdoor allergens that trigger seasonal allergies are mold spores and pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds.1

What Are Year-Round Allergies?

When people suffer from nasal allergy symptoms throughout the year, this is called perennial allergic rhinitis or year-round allergies. Symptoms may be due to indoor allergens from pets, mold, dust mites, and cockroach residue. People can suffer either from year-round or seasonal allergies or from both.1

QNASL Treats Nasal Symptoms of Seasonal and Year-Round Allergies

Once-daily, prescription QNASL provides effective 24-hour relief of nasal allergy symptoms, including2:

  • Congestion in the nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy nose
  • Runny nose
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When you suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies, you may experience one, many, or all of these symptoms.

QNASL was demonstrated effective for relieving the nasal allergy symptoms of seasonal or year-round allergies.3

Patients Report Nasal Symptom Relief From QNASL

In studies of QNASL, allergy sufferers experienced improvements in their symptoms, including congestion, sneezing, itchy nose, and runny nose.3,4

There Is No Generic QNASL

Your doctor has prescribed QNASL for you. QNASL is a once-daily waterless mist that provides 24-hour relief of nasal allergy symptoms, including congestion, sneezing, and itchy, runny nose.1

Be sure your pharmacy fills your QNASL prescription as written by your doctor. There is no generic equivalent for QNASL.

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APPROVED USES

QNASL® (beclomethasone dipropionate) Nasal Aerosol is a prescription medication that treats seasonal nasal and year-round nasal allergy symptoms in patients 4 years of age and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use QNASL Nasal Aerosol if you or your child is allergic to beclomethasone dipropionate or any of the ingredients in QNASL Nasal Aerosol

QNASAL Nasal Aersol may cause serious side effects including:

  • Nose bleeds or nasal ulcers: QNASL can cause nosebleeds, sometimes severe, and nose ulcers. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop either of these after using QNASL.
  • Fungal infections (thrush) in the nose, mouth or throat: a fungal infection in your nose, mouth, or throat may occur. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any redness or white colored patches in your mouth or throat.
  • Slow wound healing: You should avoid using QNASL Nasal Aerosol until your nose is healed if you have a sore in your nose, you have had recent surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured,.
  • Eye problems: Some people who use corticosteroids may have eye problems such as blurred vision, increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma) or cataracts. If you have a history of blurred vision, glaucoma or cataracts or have a family history of eye problems, you should have regular eye exams while you use QNASL Nasal Aerosol.
  • Serious allergic reactions: can happen in people taking QNASL Nasal Aerosol. Stop using QNASL Nasal Aerosol and call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency help if you experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, skin rash, redness, swelling, severe itching, or swelling of your lips, tongue or face.
  • Immune System Effects and a Higher Chance for Infections: Tell your healthcare provider about signs and symptoms of infection such as: fever, pain, body aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea and vomiting.
  • Reduced Adrenal Function (adrenal insufficiency): Adrenal insufficiency can happen in people who take higher doses of QNASL than recommended over a long period of time. Symptoms may include feeling tired, weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Tell your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms.
  • Slowed Growth in Children: Children should have their growth checked regularly while using QNASL Nasal Aerosol.

The most common side effects with QNASL Nasal Aerosol 80 mcg in patients 12 years of age and older are nasal discomfort, nosebleeds, and headache.

The most common side effects with QNASL Nasal Aerosol 40 mcg in patients 4 to 11 years of age are headache, fever, infection of the nose and throat, and inflammation of the nose and throat.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of QNASL Nasal Aerosol. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

Please see the full Prescribing Information for QNASL

References:

  1. Schiller JS, Lucas JW, Ward BW, Peregoy JA. Summary health statistics for US adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2010. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat. 2012;10(252):33.
  2. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Outdoor Allergens: tips to remember. https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/at-a-glance/outdoor-allergens.aspx. Accessed April 12, 2016.
  3. QNASL Nasal Aerosol Prescribing Information. Parsippany, NJ: Teva Respiratory, LLC.
  4. van Bavel JH, Ratner PH, Amar NJ, et al. Efficacy and safety of once-daily treatment with beclomethasone dipropionate nasal aerosol in subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012;33:386-396.