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Rhinocort aqua nasal spray, side effects?

Rhinocort aqua nasal spray, 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

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Rhinocort aqua nasal spray. Complicated prenancy so is it ok to take?

Rhinocort aqua nasal spray. Complicated prenancy so is it ok to take?

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

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Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

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

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I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?

I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?

Generic flonase: Nasal steroids are a great first choice for medication treatment of allergies. Your insurance will likely want you on a generic if possible. There is a generic option for Flonase and this to some degree for a number of patients. ...Read more

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What's the difference between rhinocort aqua and avamys nose sprays?

What's the difference between rhinocort aqua and avamys nose sprays?

Nasal sprays: They are both nasal steroids and serve similar functions to treat nasal allergies and congetion. Rhinocort is ok for pregnant women but not fluticasone. ...Read more

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Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should I be worried?

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

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Can I take clarinase, rhinocort aqua as nose spray and zovirax (acyclovir) cream all together?

Can I take clarinase, rhinocort aqua as nose spray and zovirax (acyclovir) cream all together?

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

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Any oral medication that works similarly to rhinocort aqua?

Any oral medication that works similarly to rhinocort aqua?

Steroids: Unfortunately there is no good long term oral mediation that works like rhinocort. It is very dangerous to take oral steroids, especially for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should I be?

Have a perforated nasal septum and recently was prescribed rhinicort aqua. Worried it will make my condition worse. Should I be?

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

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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.

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

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Are there rhinocort side effects?

Are there rhinocort side effects?

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

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Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

None: There are no side effects related to the use oh rhinocort and alcohol together. There are no clinically significant long term effects from long term use of rhinocort, but long term use of alcohol could certainly result in adverse effects. ...Read more

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Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Maybe: Flonase does contain alcohol which can irritate some peoples noses. Rhinocort can also cause nasal bleeding but it does not contain the alcohol which is in Flonase. It might be best to stop both for a few days. ...Read more

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How does rhinocort and sudafed affect your ear health?

How does rhinocort and sudafed affect your ear health?

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

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What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?

Difficult to say: Sudafed and rhinocort are for chronic rhinitis which is a benign condition. Excessive alcohol use is always a major health concern. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 7 drinks a week. None if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Allergy: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You might find benefit in using flonase and/or anti-histamine pill.
Also you can benefit from allergy testing.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Known to have allergic rhinitis taking mometasone or Rhinocort as nasal spray is better and why?

Known to have allergic rhinitis taking mometasone or Rhinocort as nasal spray is better and why?

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

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Can I use rhinocort nasal spray when pregnant for a stuffynose? How long does it take to clear up a stuffy nose with rhinocort?

Can I use rhinocort nasal spray when pregnant for a stuffynose? How long does it take to clear up a stuffy nose with rhinocort?

Yes: Yes you can use Rhinocort but I would have you discuss this with your obstetrician as well. Some providers are not comfortable with certain med use for their pregnant patients. Remember that a stuffy nose can linger during pregnancy because your immune system is altered when pregnant. ...Read more

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Which is better with least side effects - nasonex (mometasone) or rhinocort? Have inflamation/little scar tissue after surgery 7 mths ago. On vancomycin for cdiff.

Which is better with least side effects - nasonex (mometasone) or rhinocort? Have inflamation/little scar tissue after surgery 7 mths ago. On vancomycin for cdiff.

Both good: Both are good. It depends upon person to person. Both have equal side effects. See which one works best for you moreover if you need to take it in long term basis think of treating the cause that is usually allergy. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to see how we propose to treat the cause or see an allergist ...Read more

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Is Rhinocort (budesonid nasal spray) the best treatment for patulous eustachian tube? What are the alternatives?

Is Rhinocort (budesonid nasal spray) the best treatment for patulous eustachian tube? What are the alternatives?

Possibly: Afrin is another otc medication that decongests nasal mucosa thereby relieving eustachian tube dysfunction (fullness in ears/popping/fluid build-up behind eardrum). Should only be used a few days at a time, read instructions. More potent treatments available with guidance from a physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

Not the right meds: This regimen may be adequate to treat mild to moderate nasal/sinus inflammation, but you are describing a more complicated issue. An evaluation to identify cause is warranted, ;and necessary to guide a targeted treatment strategy that may consist of prescription medication to decongest, relieve inflammation, or treat infection. A structural sinus problem may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more