Rhinocort is a corticosteroid which contains budesonide. It is a nasal spray. It stops the release of substances in the body which causes inflammation.
Composition of Rhinocort:
The active element of this medicine is budesonide. It is provided as the combination of 2 epimers (22R and 22S). It is a white to off-white, fragrance-free powder that is simply unsolvable in heptanes and in water . It is sparingly dissolved in ethanol. It contains a micronized suspension of budesonide in an aqueous medium. It contains:
- Carboxymethyl cellulose sodium,
- disodium edetate,
- polysorbate 80,
- potassium sorbate,
- microcrystalline cellulose
- Dextrose anhydrous,
- Purified water.
The hydrochloric acid is added as an additional component.
Uses of Rhinocort:
It is used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sneezing and other allergies. They can be caused by seasonal changes or year round allergies. It is also used to stop nasal polyps from coming back.
Side- Effects of Rhinocort:
Certain side effects have been reported for this medicine. Some of the patients can report no side effects for this medicine. You should get immediate medical help if you get any serious allergic reactions such as swelling of face, lips, throat and tongue or hives. There can be other side effects such as:
- Severe nose bleed
- Trouble breathing
- Vision problems
- Sores in the nose
- Body aches
- Flu symptoms
There can be some less known side effects which are
- Dry or sore throat
- Sores or white patches inside or around your nose
- Irritation in the nose
- Irritation in your throat
There can be other side effects of this medicine as well, hence consult your doctor.
Contraindications of Rhinocort:
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you are sick or had an infection. Apart from this, if you have herpes, cataracts, liver disease, tuberculosis, ulcers in your nose or if you had any kind of injury or surgery of nose. If you have any side effects it may take up to 14 days before the symptoms improve. You should check the progress on a daily basis to make sure that there is no harmful effects of this medicine. It can affect the immune system of the body, so avoid being close to people who are sick. If you are exposed to chicken pox or measles, consult the doctor immediately. These conditions for a patient can be serious or even fatal. Share with your doctor if you are using any other medicine or herbal supplement. You need to avoid getting the medicine in your eye. If the medicine gets into your eye make sure to rinse it with water and contact your physician for further instructions. If you are undergoing any operations, let the doctor know about this medicine.
Pregnancy and Rhinocort:
This medicine is not knownto cause any harm to the fetus, but it is advisable to inform the doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is also not found in the breast milk or cause harm to the child.
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