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Becotide evohaler is a preventer inhaler. It contains the active ingredient beclomethasone dipropionate and prevents asthma symptoms.

To place an order, fill in our brief questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Becotide or Salbutamol. Our online doctor will review your information and approve an appropriate treatment.

Prescriptions for urgent treatment can be delivered by Pharmacy Collect, usually within an hour. Or you can choose for your prescription to be delivered to your address. Prescriptions can be used at a pharmacy of your choice.

A consultation for Becotide costs €20.

  • Genuine Prescriptions from Registered Doctors
  • Delivery to Home or Pharmacy

How does Becotide work?

Becotide evohaler contains the corticosteroid beclomethasone dipropionate, which reduces inflammation and swelling in your lungs. It also acts on the process which triggers an allergic reaction in your body and prevents allergic asthma. Becotide allows asthma patients to enjoy a better quality of life without symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

In order to be effective, Becotide needs to be used every day. It is important that you know how to use the inhaler correctly. If you are worried that you might not be getting the correct dose with each inhalation or have any questions about your inhaler, consult your pharmacist or doctor.

Always follow your GP’s instructions with regards to the dosage and number of inhalations you need to take in a day. If you stop using Becotide or change the dosage without speaking to your doctor first you put yourself at risk of severe asthma symptoms.

If you find that your symptoms worsen during your treatment speak to your prescribing GP. Your GP may decide to change your medication or dosage to prevent future symptoms.

Beginning a new inhaler

When you start using a new inhaler, you need to test that it is working before you take your first inhalation. In order to test your inhaler, remove the mouthpiece cover and shake the inhaler. Hold the inhaler with the mouthpiece pointing away from you and press the canister to release one test puff. You need to follow these steps every time you start a new inhaler and when you haven’t used your inhaler for three days or longer.

Taking an inhalation with Becotide

Make sure you sit or stand upright whenever you use your inhaler.

1. Remove the cover from the mouthpiece and check the mouthpiece to make sure it is clean.
2. Shake the inhaler a few times.
3. Hold the inhaler upright. Your thumb needs to be placed on the base, below the mouthpiece.
4. Breathe out as far as you feel is comfortable.
5. Put the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips around it. Do not chew or bite the mouthpiece.
6. Breathe in through your mouth. Just after you have started breathing in, press down on the canister to release one puff of medication as you continue breathing in.
7. Hold your breath and take the mouthpiece out of your mouth. Hold your breath for as long as you feel is comfortable.
8. If you need to take a second inhalation, wait half a minute before repeating steps 3 – 7.
9. When you have taken the last inhalation, place the cover back on the mouthpiece to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the mouthpiece.

Your GP will decide which dosage of Becotide you require and aim to find the lowest dosage which effectively prevents symptoms for you.

You may be prescribed the Becotide 100 or the Becotide 250 inhaler. The Becotide 100 inhaler contains a 100 microgram dose of the active ingredient beclomethasone per puff, whereas the Becotide 250 inhaler contains 250 micrograms of beclomethasone per puff.

Talk to your doctor if your asthma symptoms don’t improve within seven days of beginning your treatment with Becotide. You must also consult your doctor as soon as possible if your symptoms worsen, become more frequent or if you find that you need to use your reliever inhaler more often than usual.


The Becotide evohaler contains a pressurised solution for inhalation. The solution contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate. In addition, it contains norflurane (HFA 134a), ethanol (alcohol) and glycerol. 

Becotide causes side effects in some asthma patients.

Very common side effects of Becotide

• fungal infection of the mouth and throat

Common side effects

• hoarse voice
• sore throat or tongue

Rinse your mouth after taking an inhalation to reduce the risk of side effects. Speak to your doctor if the side effects bother you and you would like to stop using Becotide. Do not stop your treatment without consulting your GP first.

For a full list of all known side effects of Becotide read the patient leaflet.

If you have a question about this service, please email [email protected] with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pharmacy Collect

If you need your medication urgently, choose DrEd's Pharmacy Collect service. This service is available between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday. Orders placed outside of these hours will be processed the next working day. First, our doctors will review your treatment and approve if appropriate. We will then send an advanced notification of your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We aim to do this within an hour.

If your chosen pharmacy is unable to fulfil your prescription, we will get in touch with you to arrange alternative collection arrangements.

Prescription sent by mail

You can choose for your paper prescription to be delivered to your address. This takes 3-5 working days.

Becotide Evohaler

1 Order Prescription

Complete a fast and simple online health questionnaire

2 Doctor Prescribes

Doctor reviews your suitability and if appropriate issues your prescription

3 Prescription Delivered

We’ll send urgent scripts fast to any Irish pharmacy or the paper script to your address

  • Genuine Prescriptions from Registered Doctors
  • Delivery to Home or Pharmacy

Anytime, Anywhere

You can complete one of our online assessments at any time, whenever it suits you. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Choose your medication
    You'll complete a short online health assessment and choose the medication you need. If you\'re unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.

  2. Our GP prescribes your medication
    Our doctors will review your order and issue your prescription.

  3. Free delivery to your door or collect from the pharmacy
    Free delivery to your address is included. Or for urgent orders you can collect straight from your pharmacy

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FREE Fast Delivery

Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.

Standard Delivery

Estimated Delivery:
Delivered to your chosen address within 3-5 working days.

Pharmacy Collect

Estimated Delivery:
For urgent orders, delivered to your chosen pharmacy from 1 hour of placing your order if placed Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.

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Your prescription will be delivered in plain, unlabeled packaging

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