Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide)

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Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient budesonide. Budesonide belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages.

Use and Dosage

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is for use in the nose, usually 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril once or twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Avoid spraying the medication in your eyes.

To use Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray, first remove the plastic cap. Gently blow your nose before using the spray. Gently shake the container before each use. Close one nostril by pressing it with your finger. Tilt your head slightly forward and carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril while keeping the bottle upright. Press down firmly on the pump to deliver the prescribed number of sprays while gently breathing in through your nose with your mouth closed. Do not spray directly onto the middle wall of your nose. After spraying, remove the applicator tip and tilt your head back for a few seconds to allow the medication to spread over the back of your nose. Repeat this in the other nostril. Wipe the applicator tip and replace the plastic cap. Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after using Budesonide.

The dosage of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. The recommended dose is usually one or two sprays per nostril once or twice a day, as directed by your doctor. Younger children may need a smaller dose and help from an adult to use Budesonide properly.

To get the most benefit from Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray, use it regularly at the same time every day. Do not increase your dose or use Budesonide more often or for longer than directed. The duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and your doctor's instructions. If your condition does not improve after two weeks of treatment or worsens, stop using the spray and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide):

  • Cough
  • Nose/throat dryness or irritation
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pain, swelling, burning, itching, or irritation around your nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Sores or white patches inside or around your nose
  • Unpleasant taste/smell

Serious Side Effects of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide):

  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Hives
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Pain or sores in your nose
  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors
  • Severe or ongoing nosebleeds
  • Sores in the nose that won’t heal
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vision problems
  • Wheezing

Forms and Strength

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide) is available in the following forms and strength:

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray: Nasal Spray Solution

  • 64 mcg

Budesonide: Nasal Spray Solution

  • 50 mcg
  • 100 mcg


  • Patients with tuberculosis, herpes simplex infection, or other untreated infections should not use this nasal spray.
  • Prolonged use of intranasal corticosteroids, such as budesonide, may increase the risk of some eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma. Regular eye examinations may be needed if you use this medication for an extended period.
  • Patients who have or have had nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma should use Budesonide with caution.
  • Use with caution in patients with liver disease.
  • Budesonide should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting their healthcare provider.
  • Use with caution in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or a history of stroke.
  • Patients with weakened immune systems, including those on immunosuppressant therapy or with HIV, may be at a higher risk of developing infections when using Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray.
  • Long-term use of Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray may result in a condition called adrenal suppression, which can affect the body's natural production of cortisol. This can be particularly concerning in patients who may need to stop the medication suddenly.
  • Patients with a history of vision problems or glaucoma may need to be monitored closely while using Budesonide Nasal Spray.
  • The possibility of systemic corticosteroid effects such as cortisol suppression, slowed growth rate in children, and other effects should be considered when using this medication for an extended period.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray be used during pregnancy?

While there is no evidence that Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray poses a risk to a developing fetus, pregnant women should talk to their healthcare provider before using Budesonide.

Can Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray be used in children?

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is generally safe for use in children aged 6 and older, but the dosage may be adjusted based on the child's age and weight.

Can Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray be used for children?

Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray is approved for use in children aged 6 years and older. The recommended dose for children


It's important to purchase Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Budesonide, Budesonide Nasal Spray


Nasal Spray Solution


50mcg, 64mcg, 100mcg

Quantities Available:

120doses, 150doses, 200doses, 240doses, 300doses, 400doses