Manufacturer: Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd manufactures Butacort AQ.
The uses of Butacort AQ include:
Butacort 50 nasal spray contains budesonide. It belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, frequently referred to as 'steroids'. They are not anabolic steroids that are sometimes misused by athletes.
Butacort 50 is normally used to prevent and treat allergic rhinitis (including hayfever), which is an inflammation or swelling of the nose lining. This is often, but not always, due to an allergy to something in the air. It works by reducing the swelling and irritation in the lining of the nose. It relieves the symptoms of blocked nose, runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing.
How to use Budesonide Nasl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using budesonide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Shake the container gently and remove the protective cap before each use. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the bottle if you are using it for the first time or if you have not used it for 2 or more days. Follow the instructions for cleaning the applicator if you have not used the medication for 14 or more days.
Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Insert the spray tip into your nostril. Close the other nostril with a finger and lean your head slightly forward. Spray into the nostril, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. After spraying, lean your head backward for a few seconds. If more sprays are prescribed, repeat in the same nostril. Then repeat for the other nostril if so directed. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using the medication. Avoid spraying the medication into your eyes or onto the middle of the inside of your nose (nasal septum).
After each use, wipe the spray tip with a clean tissue and replace the protective cap. If the spray tip becomes blocked, do not try to unblock the nasal applicator by using a sharp object. Look at the instructions on regular cleaning of the spray bottle.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used at even intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently, or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy. Your doctor may lower your dose once you have had a response to the medication. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
This medication does not work immediately. Some people will feel this medication working within 2 days, but it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.
Keep track of the number of sprays used from each container. Discard the container after you have used the number of sprays noted on the package. Do not pour any remaining medication into another container.