Nasacort is a prescription nasal steroid spray indicated for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children two years of age and older. The correct dosage of Nasacort is one spray in each nostril once a day for children two to 11 years of age, and two sprays per nostril once a day for adults and children 12 years and older.
Read more about the use of nasal sprays for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Nasacort probably works about as well as the other brands of nasal steroids that are available, although various studies show that people prefer the odor, taste and moist spray of Nasacort over the others. The manufacturer claims that this may lead to the increased usage of Nasacort when compared to other nasal steroid brands, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the medication –- especially since nasal steroids need to be used routinely for best effect, and don’t work as well when used on an "as-needed" basis.
The most common side effects of Nasacort are similar to that of other nasal steroids, and include headache, cough, sore throat, and bloody nose. Learn more about the side effects of nasal steroids.
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