General Information On Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray
Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray helps treat seasonal or year-round nasal symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. It can be used by adults and children aged 6 years or older. The generic name of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray is Budesonide. Budesonide is a corticosteroid and is the key ingredient in the drug.
When the body's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances, it causes allergies. Such an allergic reaction leads to inflammation in the nasal sinuses. Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid and limits the ability of the body to produce an immune system reaction, thereby decreasing inflammation. The effects of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray are generally limited to the nose. You must not breathe too deeply while spraying the medicine into your nose or try to inhale the spray as the drug starts working only when it is in contact with the inner surface of the nostrils. Spraying Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray on the nasal septum (the wall that separates your nostrils) increases the risk of nosebleeds.
Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray is available in two strengths. There are 120 sprays in each bottle, with either 32 mcg or 64 mcg of the medication in each spray. The nonmedical ingredients include polysorbate 80, glucose anhydrous, microcrystalline cellulose, hydrochloric acid, disodium edetate, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, purified water and potassium sorbate.
Side effects of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray
Before you buy Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray online or from a pharmacy, inform your doctor if you are allergic to its ingredients or if you have any other allergies. Also tell your doctor about your medical history, especially of infections (including tuberculosis), eye problems (such as glaucoma, cataract) and recent nose problems (such as injury, ulcers, surgery).
Seek emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray: difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your tongue, throat, face, or lips.
There is a rare possibility of corticosteroids taken through the nose getting absorbed into the bloodstream. If this happens, it can lead to serious side effects such as:
- Unusual/extreme tiredness
- Weight loss
- Vision problems
- Increased thirst and urination
- Severe or persistent nosebleeds
- Sores in the nose that do not heal for a long time
- Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms
- Wheezing, trouble breathing
Less serious side effects of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray include:
- Dry or sore throat
- Irritation in the nose
- Pain, swelling, burning, itching, or irritation in the throat
- Sores or white patches in or around the nose.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you buy Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray.
Dosage of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray
One spray in each nostril once a day is the recommended dose of Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray (two sprays in total). The maximum dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is four sprays in each nostril once a day. Children aged between 6 to 11 years should not use more than two sprays per nostril once a day. Follow your doctor's instructions for using Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray and use the medication regularly to obtain the best results.
There are 2 moderate drug interactions that are known to take place with Rhinocort AQ Nasal Spray. These include Boceprevir and Telaprevir .