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Rhinocort is a well known medicine that belongs to a wide category of medicines that are called steroids. Such products are known for their ability to effectively prevent release in the patient's organism of some harmful substances that may cause inflammation.
Rhinocort is a popular steroid that is generally prescribed in the prevention of asthma attacks. Rhinocort could also serve some other purposes (treat or prevent other types of medical disorders) other than those mentioned in this guide.
Rhinocort is a medicine that should only be prescribed in order to prevent an asthma attack - taking a dose of Rhinocort is useless if you are trying to stop an attack that has already begun. During your intake of Rhinocort it is very important to avoid exposure to any known infections sources (this includes people who have measles, chicken pox, and so on) because a treatment with Rhinocort could make your immune system fight less effectively against infections.
It is strictly forbidden to stop your treatment with Rhinocort without your physician's approval. If you start to need higher doses of Rhinocort than the ones that you have been prescribed by your personal health care provider you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, as this could mean that you will soon experience a severe asthma attack.
Before you start using Rhinocort you should alert your personal health care provider if you are suffering from any bacterial, viral or fungal infection, as such a medical condition could prevent you from taking Rhinocort. Rhinocort is a category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore, intake of Rhinocort during pregnancy should not trigger any unpleasant birth defects. However, if you are pregnant, you should consult it with your personal health care specialist whether it is safe or not to start a treatment with Rhinocort (Rhinocort). It has not been established whether Rhinocort's main ingredients are able to pass into the patient's breast milk or not. Female patients who are breastfeeding an infant should ask for their physician's (or a pediatrician's) approval to start taking Rhinocort.
Ask your personal health care specialist to give you a set of precise directions regarding how and when you should use Rhinocort. If you have any further questions regarding your treatment with Rhinocort, you should ask a pharmacist or a nurse for additional explanations. You should also carefully read the set of instructions from the medicine's label.
Before you use your Rhinocort Flex haler for the first time you should prime it. In order to do so, you should hold it upright, then turn and lift the unit's cover off. You should turn the grip until you hear a click. The procedure must be repeated. You should not use extra doses of Rhinocort - it is important to take it on a regular basis, even if you already feel better. In some cases, the beneficial effects of the treatment with Rhinocort show after a couple of weeks. However, if you feel that you symptoms have not improved at all, or if they seem to have worsened, you should alert your personal health care provider as soon as possible.
Each Rhinocort inhaler is known to contain 200 doses of medicine. When there are only 20 doses left in the inhaler, you will see a red mark in the top of the inhaler window. This means that you should buy a new inhaler. You will know when the inhaler is completely empty, as the red mark will reach the indicator window's bottom. Ask a pharmacist to tell you the appropriate way of disposing of Rhinocort.
Rhinocort should be kept at the average room temperature in a place that is away from heat and moisture. Do not store Rhinocort in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. It is very important to keep the inhaler dry and clean. You should avoid freezing or refrigerating Rhinocort (Rhinocort).
Ask your personal health care provider to tell you the correct dose of Rhinocort that you should use on a regular basis. Do not change the dose that you have been prescribed without your physician's consent.
Although an overdose with Rhinocort is highly uncommon, if you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with Rhinocort you should seek immediate medical attention.
In case you miss taking one of your doses of Rhinocort, you should use it as soon as you recall. If it is time for another dose, we recommend you to skip the dose that you have missed and proceed with your regular dosing schedule.
If you develop any of these severe side effects of Rhinocort while using Rhinocort, you should stop your treatment with it at once and seek medical care as soon as possible:
- A rash or unexplained bruising or open sores;
- An allergic reaction (hives; throat closure; difficulty breathing; swelling of your tongue, lips, or face);
- Tingling, numbness, or pain;
You may continue using Rhinocort but you should inform your personal physician nevertheless if you develop any of these less severe but more common side effects:
- Abdominal pain or nausea;
- Deepening or hoarseness of the voice, sore throat or cough;
- Dizziness or lightheadedness;
- Dry nose, mouth, or throat after using Rhinocort;
- Fatigue or weakness;
- Increased skin tanning;
- Mood changes such as aggression, depression, anxiety or irritability;
- Throat or mouth infection (white patches);
- Unpleasant smell or taste;
- Weight loss;
While you are using Rhinocort you should avoid taking Nizoral, as this could trigger unpleasant side effects. Ask your personal physician if you may take other medicines during your treatment with Rhinocort.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Rhinocort may also be known as:
- Hypersol B;
- Nastizol Hidrospray;
- Pulmo Lisoflam;