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Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase

Manufactured byAstra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
ContainsBudesonide
Description

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is used to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children above 6 years of age. It is also used for the treatment of nasal polyps (a benign noncancerous tumor growth inside the nasal passages and sinuses). This medicine is not recommended to treat symptoms due to the common cold.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Blurred vision
  • Involuntary shaking of the body or limbs
  • Lower back pain
  • Irritation in the nose
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety

Uses of Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to Budesonide or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Nosebleed and nasal ulceration

This medicine may cause nosebleeds and nasal ulcerations in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function may be required during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Decrease bone density

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis since this medicine may cause loss of bone density and further worsen the existing condition. Close monitoring of bone density, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Growth retardation

This medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Candida infection

Patients using this medicine for extended periods of time should be examined for candida infection or any other signs of adverse effects on the nasal and oral mucosa. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired wound healing

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have experienced recent nasal trauma, nasal septal ulcers, nasal surgery, etc. until complete healing has occurred since this medicine may delay healing and worsen the patient's condition.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

Antihypertensives

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Disease interactions

Ocular herpes infection

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an ocular herpes infection due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of cataracts, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, etc).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

Budesonide 64 micrograms/actuation, Aqueous Nasal Spray - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 21 April 2020]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/445

[Internet]. 2020 [cited 21 April 2020]. Available from:

https://www.ciplamed.com/printpdf/23759

Budesonide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 19 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01222

Budesonide Nasal Spray: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 21 April 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601030.html
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