Nasalide is used for treating nasal symptoms that are caused by seasonal and perennial allergies. By decreasing inflammation, the drug can help relieve sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and itching. Off-label Nasalide uses may include the treatment of nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. The medicine is approved for use in adults and children as young as six years old.
Nasalide® (flunisolide nasal solution) is a prescription steroid nasal spray approved to treat symptoms of nasal allergies. It can be used in adults and children age six and older.
Allergies are the immune system's specific reaction to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. Allergies can either be seasonal or perennial. Perennial allergies occur throughout the year, while seasonal allergies (such as hay fever) occur at specific times of the year. Allergies can affect various parts of the body, and allergy symptoms are particularly common in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nasal allergies (also known as allergic rhinitis) mostly affect the nose and eyes. Symptoms may include:
- Nasal congestion
- A runny nose
- Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat.
Combined with strategies to minimize a person's contact with allergens, allergy treatment can make life bearable for even the worst allergy sufferer. Treatment often includes allergy shots or medications. Nasalide is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose, and can be used to treat both perennial allergies and seasonal allergies.