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Budesonide nasal Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to budesonide nasal: nasal aerosol powder, nasal spray

Along with its needed effects, budesonide nasal may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking budesonide nasal:

More common
  • Bloody nose
Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • fever
  • hoarseness
  • noisy breathing
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
  • wheezing
Incidence not known
  • Backache
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • bloody mucus
  • blurred vision
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • darkening of the skin
  • decreased vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • eye pain
  • facial hair growth in females
  • fainting
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • full or round face, neck, or trunk
  • headache
  • hives or welts
  • increased thirst or urination
  • irritability
  • itching
  • lack or slowing of normal growth in children
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of sexual desire or ability
  • menstrual irregularities
  • mental depression
  • muscle wasting
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash
  • swelling
  • tearing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of budesonide nasal may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Burning, itching, swollen, or sore throat
  • loss of sense of smell

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to budesonide nasal: nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, bronchospasm, cough, and nasal irritation.[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, bronchospasm, cough, nasal irritation (sneezing, stinging, dryness), nasal crust
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Nasal septum perforation, ulceration of mucous membrane
Postmarketing reports: Anosmia, pharynx disorders (throat irritation, throat pain, swollen throat, burning throat, itchy throat), wheezing[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions including urticaria, rash, dermatitis, angioedema, pruritus
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylactic reaction[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Loss of appetite, stomach disorder, nausea[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bad taste, tremor, sedation[Ref]

Endocrine

Rare (less than 0.1%): Signs and symptoms of systemic corticosteroid effects, including adrenal suppression and growth retardation[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin itching[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Raised intraocular pressure, glaucoma,
cataract[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Postmarketing reports: Palpitations[Ref]

Genitourinary

Rare (less than 0.1%): Sexual dysfunction[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Joint ache[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Tiredness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Earache
Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Rhinocort (budesonide)." Astra USA, Westborough, MA.

Some side effects of budesonide nasal may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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