Posted from: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 10:07 AM - Present

Rhinocort Approved for OTC Use

March 23, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rhinocort (budesonide) as an over the counter nasal spray for the temporary relief of symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing) in adults and children ages 6 years and older.  Rhinocort Allergy Spray will compete in the non-prescription market with Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate) and Nasacort Allergy 24HR (triamcinolone acetonide - Chattem). 

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