Generic Budesonide Nasal Spray - Product information and Uses

Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis ( which includes hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease).
It is marketed by AstraZeneca as a nasal inhalant under the brand name Rhinocort and Rhinosol, as an oral inhalant under the brand name Pulmicort, and as either an enema or a modified-release oral capsule under the brand name Entocort. It is also sold in combination with formoterol (Oxis) in a single inhaler, under the brand name Symbicort.
Budesonide in comparison with prednisolone has been associated with fewer bone density losses, and, unlike other corticosteroids, has little influence on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which also limits the need of tapering before discontinuation.

Budesonide Nasal Spray - Availability And Packaging

Budesonide is available as Generic Budesonide Nasal Spray (Budenase AQ Nasal Spray) which is packaged in 7.5 ml bottles containing 150 metered doses. Each spray delivers Budesonide IP 100 mcg.

Side Effects of Budesonide

Budesonide may cause nose irritation or burning, bleeding or sores in the nose, lightheadedness, upset stomach, cough, hoarseness, dry mouth, rash, sore throat, bad taste in mouth, change in mucus color and muscle cramps.
In addition, the following symptoms should be reported immediately difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, white patches in the throat, mouth, or nose, irregular menstrual periods and severe acne.
Rarely occasions, behavioral changes may also occur. When behavioral changes do occur, they seem to mostly affect children.

Generic Budesonide Nasal Spray - Dosage

The recommended dosage of Generic Budesonide Nasal Spray (Budenase AQ Nasal Spray) for Adults and Children (6 years of age and older) is Initially, two sprays in each nostril every morning. The maintenance dosage is one spray in each nostril once daily.

Generic Budesonide Nasal Spray - Contraindications

Budesonide Nasal Spray is contraindicated in persons with a hypersensitivity to Budesonide or any other of the ingredients in this preparation.

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