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Children’s RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray dosing information

Indicated for children 6 years of age and older

Children’s RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray is an inhaled glucocorticoid spray indicated for the relief of symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose.

Instruct patients/caregivers to read entire package insert before using Children’s RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray for complete instructions on how to get a bottle ready for use (primed), how to use the spray bottle, and how to clean the spray nozzle.

Once-daily dosing

  • Before first use, you must get a new bottle ready (primed).
  • If bottle is not used for two consecutive days, reprime the pump until a fine spray appears.
  • If bottle is not used for more than two weeks, rinse the spray tip of the pump using the cleaning steps listed in the package insert. After cleaning, reprime the pump until a fine spray appears.
Adults and Children 12 years of age and older
  • the growth rate of some children may be slower while using this product. Talk to your child's doctor if your child needs to use the spray longer than two months a year.
children 6 to under 12 years of age
  • an adult should supervise use
  • once daily, spray 1 time into each nostril while sniffing gently
  • if allergy symptoms do not improve, increase to 2 sprays in each nostril per day.
  • Once allergy symptoms imporve, reduce to 1 spray in each nostril per day.
children under 6 years of age
  • do not use
Other important information for use
  • do not use more than directed
  • if you forget a dose, do not double the next dose
  • do not spray into eyes or mouth
  • if allergy symptoms do not improve after two weeks, stop using and talk to a doctor
  • do not use for the common cold
  • shake well before each use
Offer your pediatric patients and their caregivers step-by-step administration instructions by downloading a PDF

Children’s RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray administration information

Pediatric patients and caregivers should be instructed to follow these instructions for proper use of Children’s RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray. Remind caregivers that their child should always use as directed to receive symptom relief.

  1. Gently blow nose to clear nostrils.


  2. Shake bottle gently and remove cap.


  3. Hold bottle firmly. Insert spray tip into nostril (tip should not reach far into nose). Close other nostril with a finger and lean head slightly forward so the spray will aim toward the back of nose. DO NOT spray towards nasal septum (wall between two nostrils)


  4. For each spray, press down quickly and firmly on white collar while holding the base of the bottle with your thumb. Breathe gently inward.
  5. After spraying into your nostril, lean your head slightly backward for a few seconds.
  6. If a second spray is needed in the same nostril, repeat steps 3 through 5.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for the other nostril.
  8. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 MINUTES after using Children's RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray.


  9. Wipe spray tip with a clean tissue and replace outer cap. Store the bottle in an upright position.

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