Rhinolast Nasal Spray (22ml)

  • Easy to use antihistamine nasal spray
  • Can be used by anyone over age 6+
  • Relief from runny or blocked nose
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What is Rhinolast nasal spray?

Rhinolast nasal spray is a prescription-only treatment for the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

It contains azelastine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines, and can be used by adults and children who are over the age of 6.

What is Rhinolast nasal spray used to treat?

Rhinolast nasal spray is an effective treatment for relieving the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis may only affect you at specific points in the year, such as during the pollen season (hay fever). However, if you are allergic to substances like dust or animal fur you might suffer from this condition all year round. The common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include a runny, blocked or itchy nose, red, itchy or watery eyes and sneezing.

While it is a common problem, hay fever can seriously hinder you from living a normal life, often making it difficult to go outside in certain climates. For this reason, it is important to keep your symptoms at bay.

Why is Rhinolast recommended for hay fever?

Azelastine hydrochloride has been found to be an effective medicine for alleviating the symptoms of hay fever. 

Rhinolast is also considered to be a safe nasal spray, which is why it can be prescribed for both adults and children. 

How does Rhinolast nasal spray work?

This spray contains the active ingredient azelastine hydrochloride, which is an antihistamine medicine. It works by preventing the effects of a chemical called histamine, which your body produces naturally in response to an allergy trigger, such as animal fur or dust.

Histamine is normally a useful substance for the body, but when you come into contact with an allergy trigger, it can cause symptoms like itchy eyes, a runny or blocked nose, skin rashes and sneezing.

By inhibiting the production of histamine, these symptoms are significantly lessened, and you can continue with your day as usual.

Who can use Rhinolast?

Do not give Rhinolast nasal spray to anyone who is under the age of 6.

Do not use Rhinolast nasal spray if you are allergic to azelastine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients contained in this product (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details).

If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using Rhinolast.

Full details on who this medication may not be suitable for can be found in the patient information leaflet, which will come with your nasal spray. If you are unsure if this medication is suitable for you, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Can you buy Rhinolast over the counter (OTC)?

This product is not available to buy over the counter. You must have a prescription to buy Rhinolast.

Can you buy Rhinolast online in the UK?

Rhinolast is a prescription-only medicine (POM). You can buy Rhinolast online from Medicine Direct after completing a simple and confidential online consultation form; this is to make sure it is suitable for you to take.

Your answers will be assessed by one of our prescribers, who will be able to confirm whether Rhinolast is safe for you. After this, your order will be confirmed. As long as you have ordered by 2pm, you will benefit from our next day delivery service.

Medicine Direct is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council. For your own safety, you should never buy any medicine online from anywhere other than regulated pharmacies.

Rhinolast alternatives

Many alternative medicines are available to treat the symptoms of hay fever if Rhinolast is not suitable for you. At Medicine Direct, we stock a number of corticosteroid nasal sprays, which work to effectively reduce inflammation inside the nasal passages; this helps to decrease mucus production and alleviate other symptoms. Brands of corticosteroid nasal sprays include Rhinocort Aqua, Nasonex and Flixonase.

Antihistamine tablets are also available. These tablets will work in the same way as Rhinolast and also provide swift and long-lasting relief from hay fever symptoms. Levocetirizine, Loratadine and Cetirizine are just some of the antihistamines available from Medicine Direct.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray Dosage & Directions 

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Rhinolast nasal spray.

Always use Rhinolast nasal spray exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you to. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you are not sure.

For adults and children over 6 years old, the normal daily dose is one spray into each nostril twice a day: once in the morning and once again in the evening.

How to use Rhinolast nasal spray

Before you use the nasal spray for the first time, press the pump several times until a spray is finally released.

  1. Blow your nose.
  2. Remove the protective cap from the nasal spray.
  3. Keeping your head upright, spray once into each nostril. Do not tilt your head backwards.
  4. After use, wipe the nozzle clean and replace the protective cap.

If your symptoms do not improve, speak to your doctor.

 

Does Rhinolast contain a steroid?


No, unlike many nasal sprays, Rhinolast does not contain any type of steroid. It contains an antihistamine medicine, azelastine hydrochloride.

Will Rhinolast work straight away?


Rhinolast gets to work very quickly, usually taking effect after a few minutes. The effects of Rhinolast will normally last for up to 12 hours.

Does Rhinolast make you sleepy?


Tiredness is not a known side effect associated with Rhinolast nasal sprays.

Can you use Rhinolast if you have high blood pressure?


Having high blood pressure is not known to make this nasal spray unsafe. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about this.

When should I stop using Rhinolast?


Rhinolast is designed for long term use. If you stop using it, your hay fever symptoms may return. You may not need to use it at certain points of the year, depending on how sensitive your allergies are. Speak to your doctor if you are unsure.

Does Rhinolast cause weight gain?


Rhinolast is not known to cause weight gain as a side effect. Tell your doctor if you notice weight gain while using this medication.

Can Rhinolast be used to treat sinus infections?


Rhinolast is a treatment for allergic rhinitis (hay fever). If an allergy is causing the symptoms, Rhinolast may be able to help, otherwise you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Rhinolast safe to use every day?


Yes, you should use Rhinolast each day to effectively relieve your allergy symptoms.

How long does azelastine stay in your system?


This medicine’s effects will last for up to 12 hours, which is why you are advised to use it twice a day.

Can Rhinolast cause heart palpitations?


Heart palpitations are not a reported side effect of Rhinolast. However, if you notice a pounding or irregular heartbeat, you should tell your doctor.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray Side Effects

Common side effects of this medication may affect up to 1 in 10 users and include:

  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth, which is more likely to happen if you tilt your head back while using the spray. In rare cases, this might make you feel sick

Uncommon side effects may affect up to 1 in 100 people:

  • Slight irritation, such as stinging or itching, on the inside of your nose, sneezing and epitaxis

Rare side effects of Rhinolast nasal spray may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people and include:

  • Hypersensitivity reaction, such as urticaria, pruritus or a rash

Seek medical attention if you get signs of any of the above.

Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive details on side effects. 

Rhinolast Nasal Spray Warnings

Before you start using Rhinolast nasal spray, please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently using any other prescription or non-prescription medication as some medicines can interact with Rhinolast nasal spray.

This product must not be used by children under 6 years old.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a complete breakdown of warnings and drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you have any questions or concerns.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray Ingredients

The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Azelastine hydrochloride.

For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

How much does it cost to buy Rhinolast Nasal Spray online in the UK?

Rhinolast Nasal Spray Quantity Buy Online UK Price
  1 £17.99
  2 £28.99
  3 £39.99

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 02/08/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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