Rhinocort
DESCRIPTION

Rhinocort is a nasal spray containing to relieve symptoms of common allergies.

How It Works

Rhinocort contains budesonide, which is corticosteroid hormone. Budesonide functions as an anti-inflammatory drug in the body. When certain foreign substances, like dust and pollen, enter our bodies, the immune system reacts by producing symptoms like coughing and sneezing intended to remove the foreign substance. Budesonide can decrease the immune response to these foreign agents, which results in decreased symptoms of conditions like allergies. Rhinocort is particularly effective in decreasing nasal congestion caused by allergies.

Uses

Rhinocort is mainly used to treat nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, commonly caused by seasonal and common allergies. Some doctors may prefer Rhinocort to prevent reemergence of nasal polyps following surgery. Rhinocort may be prescribed for conditions other than mentioned above.

Rhinocort is not a cure for allergies. It relieves allergen-caused symptoms so affected individuals can go on about day to day life and sleep better.

This medication does not contain alcohol or scents. This spray can block 6 types of allergens, according to the manufacturer.

Dosage

Dosage of Rhinocort may vary depending in physician recommendation.

The recommended dosage of Rhinocort for adults and children above the age of six is 64mcg per day. That is 32mcg dosage per nostril. Dosage may be increased from the recommended starting dose.

Maximum dosage of Rhinocort for individuals over the age of 12 should not exceed 256mcg per day. This dose should be administered in four sprays per nostril. Maximum dosage for children under the age of 12 is 128mcg per day, administered as two sprays per nostril per day.

Rhinocort may not work instantly in some individuals. It may take one to two days before the medication takes full effect.

Take Rhinocort dosage exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Carefully read the patient information leaflet before using Rhinocort nasal spray. Learn how to use the nasal spray or pump properly before use. It’s recommended to prime the pump at least eight times before use.

Shake the Rhinocort spray container gently before taking each dose.

After use, the pump will require cleaning. Read the instructions regarding how to clean the pump and store it.

Side Effects

Rhinocort may cause the following side effects:

Bloody nose
Nasal congestion
Runny nose
Cough
Difficulty breathing
Dryness or soreness of the throat
Noisy or difficult breathing
Shortness of breath
Tightness in the chest
Tender, swollen glands in the neck
Wheezing
Body aches
Hoarseness or voice changes
Fever
Trouble swallowing

Precautions

Do not use Rhinocort if allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the packaging.

Rhinocort nasal spray may not be safe to use for patients who has experienced liver disease, herpes simplex infection in the eye, glaucoma, cataracts, tuberculosis, and nasal sores or ulcers.

It’s not recommended to use Rhinocort soon after having had a surgery on the nose or after having injured the nose.

Self-Care

Rhinocort may take up to two weeks to be effective. Therefore, it’s important to follow the recommended dosage schedule even if symptoms don’t noticeably improve right away.

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