x
Rhinocort Nasal Spray

Rhinocort Nasal Spray (1 pack)

Sorry, this treatment is currently out of stock.

Our UK based support team can help, either email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk or chat online

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Rhinocort nasal spray contains the active ingredient budesonide. Budesonide belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, all of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Rhinocort nasal spray is used to treat and prevent the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis is a very common condition, affecting 20% of people in The UK. The condition is caused by allergens, which trigger an immune response within the body. The most common allergens that trigger allergic rhinitis are; pollen, animal fur, and dust mites. After an allergen enters the nose, the immune system mistakes it for something more dangerous, such as an infection. This case of mistaken identity triggers an immune response, which results in the body producing additional mucus. This leads to sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Why some people develop a hypersensitive immune system isn’t fully understood. However, allergic rhinitis can run in families, so a person’s genes can be a contributing factor. For most sufferers, allergic rhinitis doesn’t pose any serious health complications. However, in rare cases, the condition can lead to sinusitis or middle-ear infections.

Sadly, allergic rhinitis can’t be cured, but the symptoms can be effectively relieved with treatments, such as Rhinocort. The corticosteroid works by inhibiting the immune system’s inflammatory response to allergens – it reduces the production of arachidonic acid and the formation of exudation.

Rhinocort will likely take a few days to reach its full effect. So, if possible, begin treatment in advance of when you expect to encounter allergens. You may choose to use oral antihistamines for relief until Rhinocort begins to reduce inflammation. Rhinocort has been proven to be safe and effective for long-term use.

Rhinocort can also treat vasomotor rhinitis, a condition whereby symptoms similar to hay fever develop without an allergy or infection.

At The Independent Pharmacy, we offer the following steroid nasal sprays:

  • Beconase Aqueous Naal Spray (Beclomethasone) 200 Doses 50mcg Treatment
  • Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Furoate) 140 Doses 50mcg Treatment
  • Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide) 120 Doses 64 mcg Treatment

Because Rhinocort takes a few days to reach its full effect, begin treatment in advance of when you will come in contact with allergens, if possible.

Gently shake the bottle. If using the bottle for the first time, prime it by spraying it away from you until it releases a fine mist.

The recommended initial dose is two sprays per nostril, once per day. Depending on the severity of your allergies, this dose may be increased or decreased. It should not exceed two sprays into each nostril twice per day. Always use whichever minimum dose will ease your symptoms.

Never double your dose to compensate for a treatment that you have missed.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Rhinocort. However, if you do, they can include:

Irritation of the nose or throat, nosebleed.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Before taking Rhinocort, consult your GP or pharmacist if you:

  • Have tuberculosis or a chest infection
  • Are currently taking any antifungal medicines (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole)
  • Are taking any steroid tablets, including contraceptives
  • Are taking oestrogen

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredient contained in Rhinocort Aqua Nasal spray is:

Budesonide

Rhinocort also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Disodium edetate, potassium sorbate (E202), glucose (anhydrous), microcrystalline cellulose (E460), carboxymethylcellulose sodium (E466), polysorbate 80 (E433), hydrochloric acid and purified water.

Need to know more about Hay Fever?

Visit our advice area or chat online to our support team

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Rhinocort used for?

    Rhinocort is a nasal spray used to treat symptoms caused by hayfever or other allergies. These symptoms include sneezing, nasal congestion and runny nose.

  • How does it work?

    The active ingredient in Rhinocort is a corticosteroid called budesonide, which has anti-inflammatory properties. When certain allergens enter the nose, the body rejects them as if they were an infection such as the flu. To block the allergen, the body responds by creating extra mucus and causing the nasal passages to swell up. Budesonide prevents this inflammation of occurring, providing relief to these symptoms of allergies.

  • How do I use this medicine?

    Because Rhinocort takes a few days to reach its full effect, begin treatment in advance of when you will come in contact with allergens, if possible.

    Gently shake the bottle. If using the bottle for the first time, prime it by spraying it away from you until it releases a fine mist.

    The recommended initial dose is two sprays per nostril, once per day. Depending on the severity of your allergies, this dose may be increased or decreased. It should not exceed two sprays into each nostril twice per day. Always use whichever minimum dose will ease your symptoms.

    Never double your dose to compensate for a treatment that you have missed.

  • How do I clean my device?

    It will be necessary to clean the applicator every so often. Remove the applicator from the bottle by taking off the dust cap and pulling gently. Wash both the applicator and the dust cap in warm water, then rinse them in cold water. One they have dried, you can reassemble the device.

    You may find that the tip of the applicator is clogged. Do not try to poke through the blockage. Instead, wash it with warm water.

  • Can children use Rhinocort?

    Anyone over the age of 6 can use this medicine.


We are a trusted pharmacy

We are regulated by a number of organisations in the UK including the MHRA, GPhC & CQC to ensure we offer the highest level of service to every one of our customers.

Rated 9.8 out of 10 based on 1841 reviews. See more of the reviews here

Powered by


Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?


How does it work?

It's easy! Follow our simple 5-step process to get the treatments you need in no time.

  • 1 Select your treatment

  • 2 Complete a simple health questionnaire

  • 3 A healthcare professional reviews your answers

  • 4 Fast, discreet delivery to your door

  • 5 Easily re-order in a few clicks


Can't find what you're looking for?

We can order almost any prescription or over the counter treatment. If you can't find what you are you looking for, please contact our support team on 0333 2200 519 or chat online.

x

Basket Empty

Did you know you can search from anywhere on the site? Simply press 's' on your keyboard and our quick search tool will appear.

Alternatively you can view a list of all of our treatments and treated conditions.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact our support team on 0333 2200 519 or chat online.