The usual adult dose for adults and children over 6 years of age is 2 sprays into each nostril once daily in the morning, or 1 spray into each nostril morning and evening. After the symptoms have been brought under control, the smallest amount necessary to control the symptoms should be used.
In rare cases, the full effect of budesonide therapy will not be reached until after 2 weeks of treatment. Treatment of seasonal rhinitis should, if possible, start before exposure to allergens.
To make sure that you're getting the proper amount and effects of the medication, you should ask your health care professional to tell you how to use this nasal spray.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.