A patient with emphysema is prescribed beclomethasone, an inhaled corticosteroid. Which of the following side effects should the nurse instruct the patient about in the discharge instructions?


•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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