Medicines update

New S2 allergy treatment

The new Nasonex Allergy Nasal Spray for limited Allergic Rhinitis (AR), is now available over the counter.

Available as an S2 medicine since mid-July, Nasonex ALLERGY has an identical formulation to the prescription Nasonex, with 50 micrograms per actuation (as monohydrate). It is a first-line therapy for moderate to severe intermittent allergic rhinitis symptoms, as well as mild or moderate to severe persistent allergic rhinitis symptoms.

The dosage instruction is also identical for the same AR patients they are indicated for – initially, 2