What is Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray?
Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is prescribed to prevent and treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis, caused by dust mites and pet allergies. It can also be used for treatment of nasal polyps and vasomotor rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal lining).
Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray contains the corticosteroid budesonide, which reduces inflammation and provides relief from symptoms such as itchy nose, sneezing, red, watery eyes and nasal congestion.
How does Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray work?
Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient budesonide, a corticosteroid that decreases inflammation in the nasal passages.
When the nasal spray is used, cells in the nasal passages absorb the budesonide. It prevents these cells from releasing histamine and other chemicals that trigger allergic reactions, reducing inflammation and providing relief from symptoms.
Vasomotor rhinitis, a type of nasal inflammation that causes hay fever-like symptoms, can also be treated with this medicine.
This medicine can be used to help shrink nasal polyps and reduce associated inflammation.
How to use Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray
- Follow the instructions provided with the nasal spray
- Shake the bottle before use
- For hay fever and pet allergies, use either two sprays in each nostril every morning, or one spray in each nostril twice a day, in the morning and evening
- Once your symptoms are under control, the dose should be reduced to one spray in each nostril once a day
- Always follow the instructions given by your doctor
What dosages are available for Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray?
There is only one dosage available for Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray. This nasal spray contains 64 micrograms of budesonide, a corticosteroid.
This nasal spray comes in a spray bottle containing 120 doses and is only available by prescription from your doctor.
What are the side effects of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray?
Side effects that have been commonly reported include an irritated, dry nose and nosebleeds. Other side effects could include allergic reactions, and you should not take this medicine if you are allergic to corticosteroids.
If you are concerned about any side effects, you should speak to your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray?
Ritonavir (for HIV) and telaprevir (for hepatitis C) may increase the risk of side effects.
Speak to your doctor if you are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole before using Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray.
Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines containing corticosteroids, as this may increase the risk of adverse effects when using this product.
This nasal spray is suitable for adults and children over the age of 12, if prescribed by a doctor. It should not be used in children younger than 12 years of age.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek medical advice before using this medicine.
How to buy Rhinocort Nasal Spray online
To buy Rhinocort Nasal Spray online, complete a consultation that can be approved by our partner doctor. This is to ensure that Rhinocort is safe and effective for you to use. This nasal spray is available for free next-day delivery if you wish to treat allergic symptoms promptly. To be eligible for this, have your order completed and approved by 4:30pm Monday to Friday.