budesonide nasal inhaler (Rhinocort Aqua)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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GENERIC NAME: budesonide

BRAND NAME: Rhinocort Aqua

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Rhinocort

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES: Budesonide is used for the management of symptoms of allergic rhinitis, a condition in which fluid accumulates within the lining of the nose leading to obstruction to the flow of air. Fluid also is released into the nasal passages. In addition, budesonide is used for the treatment and prevention of nasal polyps.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with nasal budesonide are:

Other side effects include:

PREPARATIONS: Nasal Spray: 32 mcg/spray

DRUG INTERACTIONS: The following drugs increase the concentration in blood of budesonide by decreasing the elimination of budesonide from the body. This may lead to an increase in the side effects of budesonide.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2016

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