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Rhinocort allergy

Generic Name: budesonide nasal (byoo DEH so nide)
Brand Names: Rhinocort Allergy, Rhinocort Aqua
Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) is used to treat nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose. Includes Rhinocort Aqua side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Rhinocort Aqua is a nasal spray containing budesonide, a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Rhinocort Aqua nasal spray is used to treat stuffy nose, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Rhinocort Aqua is also used to keep nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove them. Before using Rhinocort Aqua, tell your doctor if you have been sick or had an infection of any kind. Also tell your doctor if you have liver disease, glaucoma or cataracts, herpes simplex infection of your eyes, tuberculosis, sores or ulcers in your nose, or if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose. Learn more

Rhinocort allergy Side Effects

Rhinocort Aqua Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about budesonide nasal. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Rhinocort Aqua.

For the Consumer

Applies to budesonide nasal: nasal spray

Along with its needed effects, budesonide nasal (the active ingredient contained in Rhinocort Aqua) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking budesonide nasal:

More common

  • Bloody nose

Less common

  • Body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • fever
  • hoarseness
  • noisy breathing
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
  • wheezing

Incidence not known

  • Backache
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • bloody mucus
  • blurred vision
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • darkening of the skin
  • decreased vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • eye pain
  • facial hair growth in females
  • fainting
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • full or round face, neck, or trunk
  • headache
  • hives or welts
  • increased thirst or urination
  • irritability
  • itching
  • lack or slowing of normal growth in children
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of sexual desire or ability
  • menstrual irregularities
  • mental depression
  • muscle wasting
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash
  • swelling
  • tearing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of budesonide nasal may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Burning, itching, swollen, or sore throat
  • loss of sense of smell

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to budesonide nasal: nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, bronchospasm, cough, and nasal irritation.

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, bronchospasm, cough, nasal irritation (sneezing, stinging, dryness), nasal crust

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Nasal septum perforation, ulceration of mucous membrane

Postmarketing reports: Anosmia, pharynx disorders (throat irritation, throat pain, swollen throat, burning throat, itchy throat), wheezing

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions including urticaria, rash, dermatitis, angioedema, pruritus

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylactic reaction

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Loss of appetite, stomach disorder, nausea

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bad taste, tremor, sedation

Endocrine

Rare (less than 0.1%): Signs and symptoms of systemic corticosteroid effects, including adrenal suppression and growth retardation

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin itching

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Raised intraocular pressure, glaucoma,

cataract

Cardiovascular

Postmarketing reports: Palpitations

Genitourinary

Rare (less than 0.1%): Sexual dysfunction

Musculoskeletal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Joint ache

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Tiredness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Earache

Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Rhinocort Allergy (www.drugs.com/rhinocort.html).