Rhinocort Aqua

Rhinocort Aqua

budesonide

Manufacturer:

Johnson & Johnson

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Budesonide
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic relief of seasonal or perennial allergic & vasomotor rhinitis. Treatment & prevention of nasal polyps after polypectomy. Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. Prevention of allergic rhinitis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Allergic & vasomotor rhinitis Adult & childn ≥12 yr 2 sprays into each nostril once daily, may be reduced to 1 spray into each nostril once symptoms improve, 6 to <12 yr 1 spray into each nostril once daily once daily, may be increased up to 2 sprays into each nostril for symptoms improvement. Then reduce to 1 spray into each nostril once symptoms improve. Treatment & prevention of nasal polyps Adult & childn ≥12 yr 1 spray into each nostril bd.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if vision changes occur. Cushing's syndrome, Cushingoid features, adrenal suppression; cataract, glaucoma, eye infection; diabetes; exposure to TB, chickenpox or measles; signs & symptoms of infection eg, fever; severe or frequent nosebleeds, recent nose ulcers, nose surgery or unhealed nose injury. High dose & prolonged use. Concomitant use w/ steroids for asthma, allergies or skin rash. Pregnancy & lactation. Growth retardation in childn & adolescents.
Adverse Reactions
Upper resp tract infection; epistaxis, oropharyngeal pain. Adults & childn ≥12 yr: UTI; asthma. Childn 6 to <12 yr: Pharyngitis, sinusitis; headache.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma conc w/ CYP3A4 inhibitors eg, cobicistat-containing products, ketoconazole, ritonavir, atazanavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, nefazodone, nelfinavir, saquinavir, telithromycin, itraconazole.
MIMS Class
Nasal Decongestants & Other Nasal Preparations
ATC Classification
R01AD05 - budesonide ; Belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids used for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rhinocort Aqua nasal spray 64 mcg
Packing/Price
120 dose x 1's
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