AntiasthmaticóBeclomethasone Inhalation corticosteroids (kor-ti-koe-STER-oids) are cortisone-like medicines. They are used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhalation corticosteroids decrease the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, they will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.
Inhaled corticosteroids work by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.
Inhaled steroids are used to reduce the inflammation in the breathing tubes and reduce the frequency of asthma flares. Inhaled steroids are considered a "controller" medicine because they help control asthma. Asthmatics who have breathing symptoms more than twice a week during the day or twice a month at night should be on a "controller medicine". Despite being on a "controller" medicine you should also have a "rescue" medicine like Ventolin. "Rescue" medicine is used for quick (emergency) relief of breathing symptoms.
Pregnancy can worsen your asthma 1/3 of the time. Having your asthma under good control is critical for a healthy baby - remember you are breathing for you and the baby. The inhaled steroids are safe for use during pregnancy. Be sure to inform your OB/GYN doctor of all the medicines you are taking.