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Rhinocort Aqua Medication
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?
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?
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But would advise against use of topical Acyclovir (zovirax). It will not shorten the herpetic outbreak or minimize your symptoms. The value is that it reduces viral shedding and therefore transmissability to others, but at the cost of potentially inducing resistance so that if and when you need systemic therapy it will be less effective. ...Read more
Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should i be?
Any good alternatives to rhinicort aqua? Works amazingly for me, but I have a perforated nasal septum and am worried it'll make my condition worse.
Not really: Of all the sprays that we use inside people's noses for nasal problems Rhinocort Aqua is probably the least likely to cause inflammation or irritation. That being said, having a perforation makes any nasal steroid a potential issue. Antihistamines and decongestants can be tried to avoid directly inflaming your nose. ...Read more
Yes: 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 some rhinocort from like 06/2017, is it still safe to use? I know its not "recommended", but can I still use it and will it help my allergies?
Rhinocort: It should still be good and hopefully it will help your nasal allergies ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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