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Budesonide Metered Dose Nasal Spray (BUDESONIDE LIQUID SPRAY - NASAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • allergy symptoms
  • inflammation

Brand Name(s): Rhinocort

Generic Name: Budesonide

Instructions

Shake the medicine well before use.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

The first time you open a new spray, you need to get it ready to use. Point the bottle away from you and spray into the air. Repeat until you see a fine mist. It is now ready to use. This process is called priming the spray.

Read and carefully follow package instructions for preparing, using and cleaning the pump.

Blow and wipe your nose with a clean tissue before using this product.

Do not spray the medicine directly on the middle wall of your nose (nasal septum).

Do not blow your nose for at least 15 minutes after using this medicine.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

It may take several weeks for this medicine to fully work.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Store in original bottle, tightly closed and upright.

Do not share this nasal spray with other people. Doing so may spread infections.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dry nose
  • nosebleeds
  • irritation inside the nose
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • pain or sores in the nose
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • yeast infection in the mouth or throat

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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