Allergy sufferers have another medication available to them in the springtime 2016, Rhinocort OTC. Rhinocort OTC will have the active ingredient budesonide. This nasal spray is for the temporary relief of allergy symptoms (nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing) of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies in adults and children ages 6 and older.
Rhinocort OTC contains a steroid, budesonide, which is an anti-inflammatory medication, reducing the symptoms associated with hay fever and other allergies such as, cat dander, dog dander, tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen and dust mites.
Rhinocort OTC follows in the footsteps of Flonase and Nasocort which are currently being sold OTC and are available at most pharmacies. Flonase OTC
What remains to be seen about Rhinocort OTC is if it will have the same category B Pregnancy indication that it had in prescription strength. Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) is the only nasal steroid that has a category B pregnancy indication.
The recommended dose of Rhinocort OTC for allergy is for age 6-12, 1 spray into each nostril once daily while sniffing gently. If allergy symptoms do not improve, increase to 2 spray in each nostril daily. Once allergy symptoms improve, reduce to 1 spray in each nostril per day.
For adults and children 12 years of age and older, spray 2 times into each nostril once daily while sniffing gently. Once allergy symptoms improve, reduce to 1 spray in each nostril per day.
This move for Rhinocort OTC to be available follows many other allergy medication that are OTC now, including Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra and Nasocort, Nasocort OTC Rhinocort OTC is favored by many allergy sufferers and being available over the counter is good news for many patients. It has not been available for many patients recently and once it goes OTC it should be easily obtainable.
If you suffer from allergies and conventional allergy medications do not work for you, please see an allergist or an allergy doctor to help determine the cause of your allergy symptoms. Many times a simple allergy test can help determine your allergy triggers and your doctor will talk to you about the best treatment options.
Rhinocort OTC is now available. It was supposed to be ready early spring 2016 according to its manufacturer. Now it is available just in time for the spring allergy season.