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Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase

Manufactured byAstra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
ContainsBudesonide
Description
Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is a corticosteroid medicine (medicines that help in reducing pain, swelling and irritation of the affected part) containing Budesonide. It is used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis (sneezing, runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes caused by allergens) in children, adolescents and adults. This medicine is not recommended to treat symptoms of the common cold. Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in your body that cause swelling and irritation. Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may cause some side effects like sore throat, cough and hoarse voice. Inform your doctor if the side effects become severe or persist. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is not recommended for use in children below 6 years unless prescribed by your doctor. Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is a prescription medicine. It should be used as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given in the leaflet. Even if you see an improvement in your condition, do not stop using it without consulting your doctor. If you discontinue the use of Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase too soon, your symptoms may relapse. Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may interact with other medicines. Inform your doctor about the use of other medicines that you may be using. Also, inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, heart problems before taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding before using Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase.

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
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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 Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase remains active in the body is not known.
  • 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 for Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase if you are allergic to it. Allergic reactions are very rare to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (of your face/tongue/throat), breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Infections

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase will decrease the immunity (defence mechanism) of your body and mask the symptoms of infection. This will increase the risk of secondary infections (that occurs during or after treating an infection). Hence, use this medicine with caution and your doctor's supervision.

Impaired liver function

Use Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase with caution if you have liver problems. This medicine is broken down in your liver. An impaired liver may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your body which may damage your liver further. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function.

Decrease bone density

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may decrease the bone density by reducing calcium absorption. Hence, it should be used with caution due to the risk of developing bone injuries especially if you are a postmenopausal woman.

Growth retardation

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may cause growth retardation in some children, especially if used in high doses for a long time. Therefore, children taking this medicine should be monitored closely concerning growth parameters.

Candida infection

Use of Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase for extended periods may cause candida infection (a fungal infection that may affect your mouth, throat and nose). Hence, avoid using it for a long time.

Diabetes

Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may increase blood sugar levels. Hence, if you have diabetes use this medicine with caution.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose of Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase.
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

Ocular herpes infection is a condition of the eye caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) which often leads to blindness. Avoid using Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase in such a condition as it may increase the risk of damage or perforation in the cornea (protective outer layer of your eyes).

Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is a condition caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol (a corticosteroid hormone). Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase may occasionally cause hyperadrenocorticism symptoms (weight gain, round face, thin arms and legs etc). Hence, do not use it for a long time or self medicate without consulting your doctor.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase is used to treat allergic rhinitis. Use Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase as instructed by your doctor. Do not stop using Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase without consulting your doctor. To avoid fungal infections of the mouth and throat, gargle with warm water after each inhalation. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before using this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Rhinocort 64 MCG Aquanase works by binding to certain receptors and preventing the release of chemical substances that cause swelling and irritation in the airways.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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