BRAND NAME(S): Rhinocort

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USES: This is an anti-inflammatory medication (corticosteroid) which acts in the nose to treat symptoms of allergies. Symptoms include nasal congestion, post nasal drip, itching, runny nose or sneezing.

HOW TO USE: This medication is usually used as either 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day or as 4 sprays in each nostril once a day as directed. Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. This medication is for use in the nose. A health care professional should instruct you on the proper use of the nasal inhaler. For best results, follow the instructions closely. Before using the inhaler, gently blow your nose to clear the nasal passages. Open the nasal adapter as instructed in the product information leaflet provided. Shake the canister well before using. Close one nostril with a finger and gently insert the tip of the nose piece into the other nostril. Hold your breath and press down on the canister to deliver the prescribed number of sprays. Repeat this for the other nostril. Close the nasal adapter as instructed. Clean the inhaler regularly by removing the aerosol container and washing the plastic parts in warm, mild soapy water. Allow the plastic parts to dry and then replace canister.

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