What is Rhinocort Aqua?
Rhinocort Aqua contains a medicine called budesonide. This belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids.
Corticosteroids help to reduce and prevent inflammation.
Rhinocort Aqua is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, and rhinitis (inflammation inside the nose) or perennial (year round) allergies.
Symptoms may include sneezing, a runny, itchy or blocked nose.
Regular use of this nasal spray can reduce inflammation in the nose and help prevent these symptoms.
It is also used to treat small growths inside the nose (nasal polyps).
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.
How do you take Rhinocort?
The recommended dose for adults and the elderly is two sprays of Rhinocort Aqua into each nostril in the morning. Alternatively your doctor may ask you to take one spray of Rhinocort Aqua into each nostril every morning and evening. This may be reduced by your doctor once your symptoms have improved. It is important to use Rhinocort Aqua regularly.
Try to use it before you come into contact with whatever causes the allergy. For example,
pollen is what causes hay fever, so you will be more at risk outdoors. Treatment for allergies such as hay fever and for nasal polyps can continue for up to 3 months.