What is Butacort (Budesonide) used for?
Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) is a corticosteroid nasal spray used to treat allergic rhinitis and hay fever. It operates by reducing inflammation and irritation of the nasal passages to prevent symptoms associated with these conditions such as runny nose, sneezing, or itchiness. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Butacort (Budesonide)?
Always use Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one spray administered once or twice each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, remove the cap from the nozzle, insert the applicator into the nostril, and inhale deeply while operating the pump to dispense one spray. If more than one spray is prescribed you are recommended to alternate nostrils to prevent irritation that may occur. If you have not used the medication for several days it may be necessary to prime the pump by pointing the nozzle away from your face and operating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Butacort (Budesonide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) include:
Stop using the medicine and contact your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as thinning skin, easier bruising, increased acne, unusual weight gain, menstrual problems affecting women, or impotence in men. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) if the patient is a child under two years of age. Also inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, an infection of the nasal passage, or if you have had recent nasal surgery to prevent unexpected health problems that these conditions may cause during treatment.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Butacort Nasal Spray (Budesonide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.