Rhinocort Aqua is a nasal spray that contains an active ingredient called Budesonide, a corticosteroid. It
is used for treating nasal symptoms including sneezing, runny nose and congestion caused by year round
and seasonal allergies. It is also used for keeping nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove
them. Also known as Budesonide, it is a glucocorticoid steroid for curing non-infectious rhinitis and asthma
and for prevention and treatment of nasal polyposis. Additionally, Rhinocort Aqua is used for inflammatory
bowel disease and is sold as nasal inhalant by AstraZeneca as oral inhalant Pulmicort in Israel, in Denmark
as Rhinosol and as modified-release oral capsule or enema under trade name Entocort. It is also marketed in
combination with Oxis in single inhaler under trade name Symbicort. A new formulation has been approved
by United States Food and Drug Administration for ulcerative colitis. It has efficacy in right colon and
terminal ileum and in comparison with prednisolone, it has been associated with fewer bone density losses.
Doses of Rhinocort-aqua
- You can take Rhinocort Aqua exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should not use this medicine in
larger amounts or for longer than prescribed by your doctor.
- It comes with patient instructions for effective and safe use. So, consult your doctor if you have any
- The prescribed dosage of this medicine 1 to 4 sprays into each nostril once every day.
- Shake the medicine bottle well just before every use. It might take up to two weeks of using Rhinocort Aqua
before your symptoms improve.
- To ensure this medicine isn’t causing any harmful effects on your sinuses or nose, your doctor might want to
check your progress on regular basis.
- Store this medicine at room temperature in upright position away from heat and moisture. Throw the
medicine away after you have used 120 sprays.
- Take the missed dose once you remember. Don’t double the dose for making up the missed dose.
- Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose as symptoms might include easy bruising, thinning skin,
increased facial hair or acne, changes in location or shape of body fat (especially in neck, face, waist and
back), impotence, menstrual problems or loss of interest in sex.