What is Butacort (Budesonide) used for?
Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) is used to help treat and prevent the symptoms of allergies, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchiness and sneezing. This drug is also used to prevent nasal polyps from returning after they have been surgically removed. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids, which work by helping to reduce inflammation of the nasal passages.
How should I use Butacort (Budesonide)?
Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) should be sprayed directly into the nose. Patients should gently blow their nose before applying this spray. The nozzle can then be inserted into the nostril and the spray administered. Patients should only administer the dosage prescribed to them by their physician. Adults are often directed to deliver 1 or 2 sprays into each nostril once or twice per day. Some patients will notice this medication working 1 to 2 days after using it, however it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefits of this nasal spray are felt.
What are the side effects of Butacort (Budesonide)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice a loss of taste or smell, sores in the nose that won't heal, severe nose bleeds, breathlessness, changes in vision or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially glaucoma, infections or nose problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.