Nasal allergies can be frustrating. So can unanswered questions. Here are some responses to common questions about RHINOCORT® and what might be causing your allergies.
What is RHINOCORT®?
RHINOCORT® is a nasal allergy spray that relieves the symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies. It works in two ways to treat frustrating nasal allergy symptoms: first, it blocks what causes your allergies, and second, it reduces the symptoms that are already there. Its active ingredient is budesonide, which provides relief all day and all night.
What symptoms does RHINOCORT® relieve?
RHINOCORT® relieves even your most frustrating nasal allergy symptoms, including congestion (blocked nose), runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing.
How long does the relief of RHINOCORT® last?
RHINOCORT® provides 24-hour relief, all day and all night.
How does RHINOCORT® work?
RHINOCORT® comes in a spray that is also gentle on the nose. Its scent-free and alcohol-free formula is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid that contains the ingredient budesonide, which helps reduce chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.
What is the difference between RHINOCORT® and ZYRTEC® tablets?
RHINOCORT® is a corticosteroid nasal spray. ZYRTEC® tablets are taken by mouth and are an antihistamine. RHINOCORT® and ZYRTEC® are different medicines with different active ingredients that work differently. RHINOCORT® works in the nose to help prevent and treat hayfever symptoms. ZYRTEC® tablets block histamines, a group of chemicals known to cause allergy symptoms.
How much does RHINOCORT® cost?
Pricing varies by retailer and count size.
What should I do if the spray nozzle gets clogged?
- Remove the protective cap
- Lift off the spray tip
- Wash only the protective cap and the spray tip with warm water and rinse them in cold water
- Let the protective cap and spray tip air dry completely before reassembling
For further questions, please refer to your package insert or visit our How to Use page.
What sizes of RHINOCORT® are available?
RHINOCORT® Hayfever is available in a 60-spray bottle and a 120-spray bottle
How do I know if I have allergies vs. a cold?
If your nose is consistently runny, but you don’t have a fever or achiness, you probably have upper respiratory allergies. Answer these quick questions to get an even better idea.
What are the common symptoms of upper respiratory allergies?
Stuffy or blocked nose (nasal congestion); sneezing; runny nose; or itchy, watery eyes are all symptoms that people with allergies can have.
What are outdoor allergies?
Outdoor allergies are typically triggered by tree pollen; outdoor mold; or grass and weed pollens, and only come at only certain times of the year (often spring or fall). This type of allergy is also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis.
What are indoor allergies?
Indoor allergies are typically triggered by animal dander (tiny skin flakes or saliva from animals), indoor mold and dust mites, and occur all year round. This type of allergy is also known as perennial allergic rhinitis.
What can I do to help relieve my outdoor allergies?
- Avoid the outdoors when the pollen count is high (5 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
- Close your windows and use air conditioning in the summer
- Don’t mow the lawn or rake the leaves yourself
- Avoid hanging your laundry outside to dry
What can I do to help relieve my indoor allergies?
- Keep your air conditioner and heater filters clean
- Use an air purifier or dehumidifier in your home
- Vacuum carpets and furniture frequently
- Bathe and groom your pets on a regular basis
- Open the bathroom window slightly when taking a shower