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FAQS - BECODEFENCE KIDS

WHAT WAS THE FORMULATION UPDATE FOR BECODEFENCE AND BECODEFENCE KIDS?

BecoDefence Allergy and BecoDefence Allergy Kids have had a formulation update. The product now contains preservatives.

WHAT IS BECODEFENCE KIDS?

Becodefence Kids is clinically proven to reduce allergic rhinitis symptoms, as it blocks allergens that cause the allergic reaction. Becodefence Kids nasal spray works directly where the allergic reaction starts, on the respiratory mucosa of the nose. Becodefence Kids’ patented Nasya™ technology uses a combination of oils and emulsifiers, which give unique transformation properties from gel to liquid for easy dispersion. Upon settling on the nasal mucosa, Becodefence Kids reverts to its original gel-like consistency to form an allergen-impermeable micro-gel barrier. As most airborne allergens come in through the nose, Becodefence Kids is an ideal solution for hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

HOW DO I USE BECODEFENCE KIDS?

Apply 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril, 2 to 3 times a day (works up to 6 hours). Becodefence Kids is suitable for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Becodefence Kids should only be used under adult supervision. Always blow nose thoroughly before each application.

During the first hour of use, your child may experience a slight blocked nose sensation. This is a transient sensation that will subside quickly and will gradually disappear with subsequent use. If your child experience any serious discomfort after the application, discontinue using the product or consult your physician. If concurrent use of another nasal spray is required, Becodefence Kids should be re-applied afterwards in order not to disturb the formation of the impermeable barrier.

HOW DOES BECODEFENCE KIDS WORK?

Becodefence Kids works directly where allergens trigger an allergic reaction, on the respiratory mucosa of the nose.

HOW LONG AFTER OPENING BECODEFENCE CAN IT BE USED FOR?

The product should be used within 90 days after opening.

HOW LONG CAN I TAKE BECODEFENCE KIDS FOR?

Becodefence Kids should not be used for more than 30 days.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE FOR BECODEFENCE KIDS?

The shelf life for Becodefence Kids is 30 months. The product should be used within 90 days after opening.

WHAT IS THE AGE RANGE FOR BECODEFENCE KIDS?

6 – 12 years old, supervised by an adult.

WHAT IS BECODEFENCE KIDS CLASSIFICATION?

Medical Device.

CAN BECODEFENCE KIDS BE TAKEN WITH OTHER MEDICATION?

Becodefence Kids is not known to interact with other medicines or with other forms of allergy treatment.

WHO SHOULD NOT USE BECODEFENCE KIDS?

Do not use this product in case you are hypersensitive to sesame seed oil or any other ingredients contained in Becodefence Kids.

IS BECODEFENCE KIDS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS / VEGANS?

Becodefence Kids does not contain any ingredient of animal origin and is therefore it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

IS BECODEFENCE KIDS SAFE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREAST-FEEDING?

N/A – it’s designed for ages 6 – 12.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Very rare cases of allergic reactions have been reported, with symptoms such as blocked or running nose, localized soreness, dryness, itching, swelling, watery eyes or rashes. In such cases the use of product should be discontinued immediately and if symptoms persist medical treatment should be sought.

WHY IS THE DOSAGE SMALLER FOR BECODEFENCE KIDS?

The anatomy of the nose, sinuses and nose cavity of a child (6-12 years) and an adult are quite similar, only differ in size. The Kids’ dosage was proportional reduced from 0.14ml to 0.07ml. It can be expected that the reduced dosage is sufficient to provide efficacious allergy protection for children, age 6-12.

In terms of safety, the biocompatibility tests & toxicity data obtained from Becodefence can be used by Becodefence for Kids, as the formulation & ingredients used are the same.

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Beconase Hay fever and Beconase Hay fever Relief for Adults 0.05% Nasal Spray contains beclometasone dipropionate. For the treatment of hay fever in adults aged 18 and over. Becodefence, Becodefence Kids and Becodefence Plus are medical devices. Always read the leaflet.