What is Rhinocort?
Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient budesonide, a drug that falls under the group of glucocorticosteroids. This drug works anti-inflammatory and makes the nasal mucosa less sensitive to stimuli.
What is Rhinocort used for?
Rhinocort is used to treat nasal symptoms which are caused by an allergy, prolonged inflammation of the nasal mucosa or hay fever. These disorders are characterized by symptoms such as nasal congestion and / or runny nose, sneezing and itching. Rhinocort is sometimes also prescribed for nasal polyps, in which the patient is suffering from nasal congestion and / or runny nose, headache and loss of smell. Rhinocort ensures, among other things, that the swelling of the nasal mucosa decreases, thus reducing nasal symptoms.
How do you use Rhinocort?
Rhinocort has to be administered daily. Choose fixed times. If you use Rhinocort to treat hay fever, it is advisable to start before you come into contact with pollen. This prevents that you will get symptoms.
Shake the nasal spray before use. Try not to aim the nozzle of the sprayer at the nasal septum when you administer the spray, but to the outer side of the nostril. For detailed instructions about the administration of Rhinocort Aqua nasal spray check the leaflet in the package.
It may take several days before you notice the effect of Rhinocort. If the symptoms are not reduced within a week, please contact your doctor.
You can store Rhinocort Aqua for three months after opening.
Rhinocort Aqua contains 64 micrograms of budesonide per spray. The doctor prescribes how often and how long you should use Rhinocort. General guidelines for dosage are as follows:
- With allergies, hay fever or prolonged inflammation of the nasal mucosa: Adults and children over 6 years: once daily (preferably in the morning) 2 sprays in each nostril
- With nasal polyps: Adults and children over 6 years: every morning and evening 1 spray in each nostril.
A missed dose can still be taken, unless it is almost time for the next dose.
You may experience side effects when using this medication. These are the most common side effects reported:
- irritation of the nasal cavity
- dry nose
In the leaflet you can read all about any contraindications, warnings and side effects.
Pregnancy / breastfeeding
Rhinocort may be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding only after consultation with the doctor.