RHINOCORT ALLERGY SPRAY OTC

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RHINOCORT ALLERGY SPRAY

Rhinitis/rhinorrhea (intranasal products)
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Budesonide 32mcg; per nasal spray; scent- and alcohol-free.

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Indications for RHINOCORT ALLERGY SPRAY:

To relieve symptoms of seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis.

Adults and Children:

<6yrs: not recommended. 6–<12yrs: initially 1 spray in each nostril once daily; increase to 2 sprays per nostril once daily if no improvement; reduce to 1 spray in each nostril once daily when symptoms improve. ≥12yrs: use 2 sprays per nostril once daily; reduce to 1 spray in each nostril once daily when symptoms improve.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not use for treating the common cold or use more than recommended. Avoid eyes or mouth. Recent nose ulcers or surgery. Nose injury that has not healed. Eye infection. Glaucoma. Cataracts. Re-evaluate if no improvement after 2 weeks. Discontinue if exposed to chickenpox, measles, or tuberculosis, have symptoms of an infection (eg, persistent fever), change in vision, severe or frequent nosebleeds. Children 6–<12yrs: monitor and re-evaluate if treatment requires >2 months per year. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant other steroid drugs for asthma, allergies, or skin rash.

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Reduced growth velocity in children.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Spray—5mL (60 sprays), 8.4mL (120 sprays)