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Medicine For Rhinocort Allergy
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
What is the best allergy med (most safe) if a patient has had seizures? My daughter (18) was taking zyrtec, rhinocort, &advair for allergies & mild asthma prior to having seizures that began almost a yr. Ago. To air on the safe side he took her off all
Fexofenadine: Tough to say which is safest and if any can contribute to sezures in your daughter, but fexofenadine (allegra) does not cross the blood brain barrier. That is the reason it does not cause drowsiness. And because it does not cross the blood brain barrier, it likely has limited ability to contribute to your daughters seizures. ...Read more
There are side effects to every medication. That does not mean you will experience any of them. Common side effects of rhinocort include nose bleeds, sore throat and nasal irritation. More serious are perforation of the nasal septum, increased intraocular pressure and oral thrush.
Review the technique for proper application of this nasal spray and use as directed to minimize nasal side effects. ...Read more
I have successfully taken Rhinocort Aqua for years and was give Budesidine by Walgreens as a generic instead. Is it exactly the same? Could there be differences in side effects?
Yes you can: No need to taper the dose gradually ...Read more
What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?
Can help: If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help. Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mild typically: Like any nasal cortisone spray, nose bleeds are the most common side effect but these can be limited by proper nasal spray technique. Also, run-off down back of throat can lead to cough and sore throat. At usual doses, the other side effects listed for steroids are very, very uncommon. An allergist or ENT physician can assist in treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Considered safe: It is a category b drug: no harm seen in animal studies, no available data in human first trimester, and no evidence of fetal harm in 2nd or 3rd. If your allergic symptoms are intolerable then rhinocort is a good nasal steroid to use. Sometimes trying nasal saline rinses and washes ie:nettie pot is enough to provide relief that you may not need the rhinocort. Speak with your allergist re: options. ...Read more
Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?
Nasal spray: Be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. ...Read more
Your pharmacist: Should be able to tell you if they interact with each other. ...Read more
Started Rhinocort spray twice a day 4 days ago. For past 2 days ive had a bloody nose on and off. Should I stop using it? It cost me a small fortune.
An alternative to: Stopping the med is to cut back to 1/2 the a daily dose and start using saline spray liberally between doses. If improved after a few days, Increace dose...and to the nose, be gentle. ...Read more
Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should I be worried?
Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...Read more
I use the RHINOCORT spray but every time I step outside my nose and eyes pour. This happens all year long, every season. Do I need something else?
Both good: Both mometasone and rhinocort are good nasal sprays for allergic rhinitis symptoms. They will both give you relief. They are both aqueous preparations which are thought to be gentle on a dry nose. The only thing different is the potency of the steroid in them, and I believe they are pretty comparable. ...Read more