More Info on Nasacort AQ Indications

How Does Nasacort AQ Work?

Allergies occur when the body's immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance -- one that does not bother most people. This immune system reaction is known as inflammation and involves several different types of cells and several different chemicals in the body.
 
Nasacort AQ is a corticosteroid, or simply "steroid" for short. Steroids can have many different effects in the body, including anti-inflammatory effects. Steroids decrease inflammation by limiting the body's ability to produce an immune system reaction. They can be effective for treating conditions such as allergies. However, long-term use can cause bothersome and sometimes serious side effects, and this limits the usefulness of many steroids. Because Nasacort AQ is a nasal spray, its effects are generally limited to the nose. This helps prevent many of the long-term side effects of steroids.
 

Nasacort AQ Uses in Children

Nasacort AQ is approved to treat nasal allergies in children as young as two years old. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 

Off-Label Nasacort AQ Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Nasacort AQ for treating something other than nasal allergies. Currently, off-label uses of Nasacort AQ include treatment for the following conditions:
 
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal symptoms not caused by allergies (known as non-allergic rhinitis).
     
 
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