Rhinocort belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids act inside the body's cells to decrease the release of certain chemicals that are involved in the body's immune system, and which initiate an inflammatory reaction. By decreasing the release of these chemicals, corticosteroids help reduce inflammation.
Use Rhinocort as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Rhinocort is for use in the nose.
- You should shake it well every time before using.
- Lightly shake container and prime the pump 8 times before using this medicine for the first time.
- Clear you nose before using Rhinocort. Do not inhale deeply. You can sniff gently to distribute medication in the nose.
- If Budesonide used daily, the pump does not need reprimed. If it is not used within 2 days, 1 reprime with spray or until a fine spray of mist.
- If Rhinocort not used for more than 14 days, rinse fertilization and reprime it with 2 sprays or until the fine as spray.
- Use Budesonide on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
If you miss a scheduled dose of Rhinocort, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Budesonide at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in an upright position. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Rhinocort out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Rhinocort Safety information
You should not start using Budesonide if:
- you have an allergy to any ingredient in Rhinocort;
- you are taking mifepristone.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding;
- if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement;
- if you have a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection; chickenpox; tuberculosis; a positive tuberculosis (TB) skin test; measles; diarrhea; nasal ulcer, surgery, or trauma; or herpes infection in the eye; or if you have had a recent vaccine.
- Consult your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if they become worse.
Rhinocort Side effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- bad taste; coughing; headache; hoarseness; nasal irritation or dryness; nausea; sore throat; tightness in the lungs.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
- severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); continuing nose discomfort; increased pressure in the eye; infection (fever, chills, sore throat); nosebleeds or soreness; pounding in the chest.