Generic Rhinocort (Budesonide)
Rhinocort
Rhinocort is a medicine used to prevent and relieve hayfever.
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Product Description

Common use

Rhinocort is a medicine used to prevent and relieve hayfever. It is a corticosteroid with the active ingredient budesonide. It is used to treat and control the range of hayfever symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, eye symptoms and nasal blockage, it works by reducing and controlling the inflammation caused by nasal blockage and other symptoms of hayfever.



Dosage and directions

Start taking Rhinocort Hayfever 1-2 weeks before you are exposed to allergens. It can prevent hayfever symptoms from developing.

It should be taken daily to prevent and treat hayfever symptoms. The initial dose is 4 sprays into each nostril daily. You can take this dose all in the morning, or you can take 2 sprays int each nostril in the morning and evening.

After your symptoms have improved you may gradually reduce the dosage: 1-2 sprays in each nostril in the morning.

Visit your doctor if your symptoms are not improved within 7 days.



Precautions

Before taking Rhinocort tell your doctor about all the conditions you may have, especially if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are taking any medicines prescribed and not prescribed, herbal products or dietary supplement, if you have nasal, sinus or chest infection, recent injury or surgery to your nose, open sores in your nose, severe nasal congestion or obstruction, tuberculosis (TB).



Contraindications

Do not take Rhinocort if you have allergy to any of its components or you are taking mifepristone.



Possible side effects

The most common possible side effects of Rhinocort are headache dizziness, tiredness, sneezing after spraying or irritated nose, nose bleeds, nasal crust, dry nose or mouth, itching or sore throat, cough,increased amount of sputum.

Severe side effects include: swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, severe rash, an ulcer (open wound) in your nose, sign or symptoms of a nasal or sinus infection such as fever, pain or swelling, or discolored nasal discharges.



Drug interaction

Tell you doctor about all the medicines prescribed and not prescribed you may take especially about:

*other corticosteroid medicines, such as tablets, asthma inhalers, nasal sprays, or eye/nose drops.

*medicines used to treat fungal infections (eg ketoconazole, itraconazole)

*cimetidine, a medicine used to treat reflux and stomach ulcers

*some antibiotic medicines (including erythromycin, clarithromycin).



Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Rhinocort Hayfever, use it as soon as you remember. Do not use a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.



Overdose

Symptoms of overdose of Rhinocort are body discomfort; depression; difficulty breathing; dizziness; exhaustion; fainting; joint pain; loss of appetite; muscle aches; nausea. Seek medical urgent help if you experience one of them.



Storage

Store Rhinocort in the container, tightly closed, at room temperature, away from heat and moisture and out of reach of children. After opening the aluminum pouch, use Rhinocort within 6 months.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.