Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide)
What is Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide) used for?
Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budeonide) is a corticosteroid spray used to treat patients suffering from seasonal allergies causing swelling or irritation of the respiratory tract or nasal passages. The medication operates by preventing the action of enzymes in the body that react to allergens by causing swelling and irritation. This can improve respiration and comfort while breathing. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide)?
Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best results during treatment. The normal dosage is one spray once or twice each day, but your particular directions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, insert the nozzle into your nostril, and inhale through the nose while operating the pump to dispense one spray. 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. If more than one spray is required you are recommended to alternate nostrils to prevent potential irritation to the nasal passages. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide)?
Side effects associated with the use of Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide) may include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance are thinning skin, easier bruising, stretch marks, unusual weight gain, impotence, decreased sex drive, or disturbed menstrual cycles in women. Contact your doctor regarding any unusual symptoms you experience to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your treatment to prevent more complications from occurring.
Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide) should not be used to treat patients who are young children. Also inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis of the lungs, any infections affecting the airways, if you are suffering from a cold, or if you have decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Budenase AQ Nasal Spray (Budesonide) 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.
Budenase AQ 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.