Rhinocort Aqua Spray (Budesonide)
What is Rhinocort Aqua Spray (Budesonide) used for?
Rhinocort Aqua Spray (Budesonide) is used in the treatment and prevention of the symptoms of allergies, such as runny nose, itchiness, nasal congestion and sneezing. It is also commonly used to help prevent the return of nasal polyps after surgery to remove them. This drug is a corticosteroid, which works by helping to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages.
How should I use Rhinocort Aqua Spray (Budesonide)?
Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) is administered by spraying it directly into the nostril. Before using this spray, patients should gently blow their nose. The nozzle may then be inserted into the nostril and the prescribed amount of sprays delivered. After spraying, patients should not blow their nose for 15 minutes. Adult patients are sometimes directed to administer 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once or twice per day, however this dosage may vary depending on the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before using this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to them. Some patients may notice the benefits of using this medication 1 to 2 days after use, however it must be noted that it may take up to 2 weeks for the full effects of this medication to be felt.
What are the side effects of Rhinocort Aqua Spray (Budesonide)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of using Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) include:
Patients are advised to consult their physician immediately should any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice a change in their sense of smell or taste, sores that won't heal, persistent nose bleeding, shortness of breath, changes in their vision or symptoms of 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, 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.