Budesonide, the active ingredient of RHINOCORT AQUA® Nasal Spray, is an anti-inflammatory synthetic corticosteroid.
RHINOCORT AQUA Nasal Spray is indicated for the management of nasal symptoms of seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children six years of age and older.
Media Articles Related to Rhinocort (Budesonide)
Review Article Examines Sublingual Immunotherapy For Treatment Of Allergic Rhinitis And Asthma
Source: Allergy News From Medical News Today [2013.03.28]
In an examination of a type of treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma that is used in Europe but not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers found moderate strength in the evidence from previous studies to support the use of sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of these conditions, according to an article in the March 27 issue of JAMA...
News From The Annals Of Internal Medicine: Feb. 19, 2013
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2013.02.20]
1. Acupuncture May be an Effective Alternative for Treating Seasonal Allergies Patients receiving acupuncture treatments for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported statistically significant improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication compared to patients having standard treatment or sham acupuncture, but the clinical significance of the observed improvements is uncertain...
Published Studies Related to Rhinocort (Budesonide)
Safety and Tolerability of High-Dose Budesonide/Formoterol via Turbuhaler(R) in Japanese Patients with Asthma: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover, Active Comparator-Controlled, Phase III Study. [2012.01.01]
Background: The use of budesonide/formoterol as both maintenance and reliever therapy in asthma is recommended in many countries; however, there are limited data available for the Asian patient population. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the short-term safety and tolerability of a fixed high-dose combination of the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide and the long-acting beta(2)-adrenoceptor agonist formoterol with that of the beta(2)-agonist terbutaline for acute symptom relief in Japanese adults with persistent asthma who were already receiving a combination of budesonide/formoterol maintenance therapy...
Abatacept for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 
modulator, in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) is unknown... CONCLUSIONS: The studies showed that abatacept is not efficacious for the
AZD9668, a neutrophil elastase inhibitor, plus ongoing budesonide/formoterol in
patients with COPD. 
well tolerated at doses of 60 mg bid during Phase I/IIa development... CONCLUSIONS: Three months' treatment with AZD9668 did not improve lung function,
Budesonide/Formoterol Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhaler versus Budesonide: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Black Patients with Asthma. [2011.12.01]
Objective.In this population of black asthma patients, BUD/FM pMDI resulted in greater improvements in pulmonary function and asthma control versus BUD DPI, with similar safety profiles.
A comparison of budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy versus conventional best practice in asthma management in Spain. [2011.10]
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness and safety in a real-life setting of budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) Maintenance And Reliever Therapy(R) (Symbicort SMART(R)), a simplified management approach with one inhaler, compared with conventional best practice (CBP) with multiple inhalers in patients with persistent asthma... CONCLUSIONS: A simplified regimen using budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy (Symbicort SMART) was at least as effective at improving clinical control compared with CBP with a significantly lower ICS dose and lower drug costs.
Clinical Trials Related to Rhinocort (Budesonide)
Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Rhinocort Aqua [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to compare Rhinocort with placebo in pediatric subjects aged 2-5
years with allergic rhinitis to study effects on nasal symptoms such as sneezing, runny and
Rhinocort Aqua Versus Placebo and Fluticasone Propionate [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to compare once daily treatment with Rhinocort against placebo
and Fluticasone Propionate at reliving the nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Adults With Moderate to Severe Asthma [Completed]
A study to compare the safety and effectiveness of 5 different ways of taking Pulmicort when
given to asthma patients aged 12 years and above.
New Nasal Applicator / New Formulation - User Study [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of once daily dosing with Rhinocort
Aqua (new formulation) against Rhinocort Aqua (current formulation) and placebo in reliving
the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).
New Version Pulmicort Turbuhaler USA Children [Completed]
A comparison of the safety, efficacy and budesonide pharmacokinetics of the currently
approved Pulmicort Turbuhaler with a new version of the inhaler, in children and adolescents
who have asthma. In addition the study evaluated the functionality of the new inhaler at the
end of its intended life.
Reports of Suspected Rhinocort (Budesonide) Side Effects
Drug Dose Omission (66),
Intentional Drug Misuse (28),
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (27),
OFF Label USE (25),
Drug Ineffective (22),
Nasal Congestion (21), more >>
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Rhinocort has an overall score of 7. The effectiveness score is 6 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Rhinocort review by 33 year old male patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Moderately Effective|
|Side effects:|| || Mild Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || Allergies|
|Dosage & duration:|| || 1 spray per nostril (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 3 weeks|
|Other conditions:|| || none|
|Other drugs taken:|| || none|
|Benefits:|| || Seemed to ease allergic rhinitis symptoms caused by seasonal allergies. Easy administration was a great benefit.|
|Side effects:|| || Sneezing and bad taste. Some burning in the nostrils.|
|Comments:|| || I had sneezing, dry nasal passages caused by seasonal allergies. Using this product daily seemed to ease my symptoms. I still had some sneezing but the frequency and intensity of sneezing fits was reduced considerably. Administered one spray per nostril prior to going to bed at night. Used product nightly for approximately three weeks.|
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