Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Rhinocort Aqua


Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
  • Nasal spray
Back to: Full Site NavigationSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: What to expect sectionSkip to: Risks and warnings sectionSkip to: Common concerns from users and pharmacists

Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) is a steroid nasal spray that works best when used regularly for your nasal allergy symptoms.

Coupons and discounts
  • (30) 1mg/2ml ampule
  • Cost for (30) 1mg/2ml ampules of Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) at pharmacies


  • Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) lowers the number of nasal symptoms you'll get during allergy season.
  • Most people don't have many side effects since it works in the nose and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.


  • Needs to be used everyday to work, so it can't be used as needed.
  • Can hace an unpleasant smell or taste.
  • It's good for 120 sprays, but there isn't a counter to help you keep track of sprays.
  • Can't be used in kids younger than age 6 years.
  • Need a prescription to get Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide).
Skip side effects section. Skip to What to Expect and Pharmacists Tips section.

Side effect rates for Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide)

From clinical trials of Rhinocort Aqua / Seasonal or year-round allergies
  • Nosebleed
  • Sore throat
  • Bronchospasm
  • Coughing
  • Nasal irritation

Risks and Warnings for Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use

    Long-term use of Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) can increase your risk of changes in the bony cartilage between your nostrils (nasal septum). Your doctor will check your nose regularly if you need to be on Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) for a long time.

Common concerns from people taking Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.