A patient with emphysema is prescribed Beclomethasone, an inhaled corticosteroid. Which of the following side effects should the nurse include on the discharge instructions?

Dry mouth
Oral candidiasis


•Common side effects of beclomethasone and other inhaled corticosteroids include dry mouth, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, nausea, and upset stomach.

•Local immunosuppression can cause oral candidiasis.

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