Benacort Nasal Spray 64mcg 120 Sprays
Benacort Nasal Spray 64mcg 120 Sprays
Hayfever with runny or itchy nose? Benacort may be a solution the help combat these symptoms. Benacort contains budesonide, which is a corticosteroid medicine that reduces and prevents inflammation. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, including sneezing, and a runny, itchy, or blocked-up nose. Regular use of this nasal spray can reduce inflammation in the nose and help prevent these symptoms.
- Benacort 64 Micrograms reduces inflammation from allergies
- Active ingredient budesonide is a corticosteroid
- Corticosteroids reduce nasal inflammation
- Hayfever symptoms caused by pollen
- Body produces histamines to fight pollen
Who should not use Benacort Nasal Spray?
You should not use Benacort® if you have ever had a bad reaction to budesonide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. You should also not use it if you are under 18 years of age.
How do I use Benacort Nasal Spray®?
If you use the nasal spray once a day, the recommended dose is two sprays into each nostril in the morning. If your symptoms improve, reduce this to one spray into each nostril in the morning. If you use the nasal spray twice a day, you can use one spray into each nostril every morning and evening. If your symptoms improve, reduce this to one spray into each nostril in the morning. Try to start using this nasal spray before you come into contact with whatever causes the allergy, and keep using it until you are no longer exposed to whatever is causing your allergy.
What should I do if I forget to use Benacort Nasal Spray?
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time to take the next dose, wait until then. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
What are the possible side effects of Benacort Nasal Spray?
Like all medicines, Benacort® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects include nasal irritation (sneezing, dry nose, or stinging in your nose), nose bleeds, and muscle cramps. If you experience sudden signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, hives or redness of the skin, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or other parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, or feeling faint, stop using this nasal spray and get medical advice straight away. Other side effects that may occur include perforation of the membrane separating the nostrils, nasal ulcers, change in voice, bruising, blurred vision, glaucoma
How do Budesonide nasal sprays work?
Budesonide belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It reduces inflammation and swelling in the nasal passages, which helps to relieve the congestion, itching, sneezing, irritation and discomfort of rhinitis.
What is hayfever?
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic reaction that can cause symptoms such as sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, nose, or mouth, and watery eyes.
When is seasonal allergic rhinitis more common?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis is more common in the spring, summer, and early fall.
What causes hay fever symptoms?
Hay fever symptoms are usually caused by an allergic reaction to pollens from trees, grasses, or weeds, or to airborne mould spores.
Active ingredient: Each Spray contains 64 Micrograms of Budesonide
Also contains Disodium Edetate, Microcrystalline Cellulose (E460), Carboxymethyl-Cellulose Sodium (E466), Glucose Anhydrous, Hydrochloric Acid, Polysorbate 80 (E433), Purified Water and the Preservative Potassium Sorbate (E202)
Usage and Instructions
Use only in the nose.
Shake before use.
Adults including Elderly and children over 18 years:
Use Two sprays into each nostril regularly each morning, may be reduced to one spray into each nostril if symptoms controlled.
Important: Pump may need to be primed before use (see enclosed instructions).
After using the spray: Wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief, and replace the cap.
If the spray does not work and it may be blocked, clean it as follows. NEVER try to unblock it or enlarge the tiny spray hole with a pin or other sharp object because this will destroy the spray mechanism.
The nasal spray should be cleaned at least once a week or more often if it gets blocked. Follow the instruction in the patient information leaflet.
It's fine to use Benacort nasal spray alongside antihistamine tablets or eye drops to treat your hay fever if you need to.
Do not use more than two sprays in each nostril in a day. If symptoms persist for longer than two weeks consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use continuously for more than three months without consulting your doctor.
Do not use in children and adolescents under 18 years.
Do not use if:
You recently have had a nasal surgery or recent prolonged nose-bleeds or any other nasal problems.
You are taking other medications, particularly other corticosteroids, cobicistat or protease inhibitors such as ritonavir for HIV infection, antifungals ketoconazole and itraconazole.
This product should not be used for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
The following are some of the side effects known to be associated with Benacort:
- Dryness in the nose.
- Stinging sensation in the nose.