Rupanase® Allergy Nasal Spray now available in South Africa

New Rupanase® Allergy Nasal Spray reduces symptoms of allergic rhinitis and strengthens cell membranes to fight against a variety of viral infections1

An allergy nasal spray is now available in South Africa which contains a natural compound that not only relieves itching and sneezing associated with allergic rhinitis, but also helps to prevent and treat the symptoms of a variety of viral diseases.2

This is positive news for the estimated 20–30% of South Africans who suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever),3 particularly as we head for spring, a time when many allergy sufferers really struggle the most.4

While most of us look forward to springtime for its warmer temperatures and beautiful flowers, for many South Africans, spring spells hay fever season and a time of exasperating runny noses, red eyes and an itchy throat.4

Pollen, a common trigger of allergic rhinitis, is often worse during spring, especially when outdoors or when the wind blows. Symptoms can last for weeks or even months and the sneezing, itchy and runny nose may be prominent as well as problems with red and itchy eyes.5

Other triggers include house dust mite, pet, grass and mould, which come into contact with the sensitive, moist lining in your nose and sinuses which sets off the allergic response.6

Rupanase® Allergy Nasal Spray helps to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and helps to alleviate symptoms of viral symptoms including sneezing, itching and crust formation.1

Allergic rhinitis itself is not a trivial disease5 with many suffering from the condition all year round.4 Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis can affect quality of life and can limit children’s ability to learn and adult’s opportunity to work to their best ability.5 A third of South Africans will suffer from some allergic disease during their life. 40% of allergy sufferers are children.3

Rupanase® Allergy Nasal Spray is well tolerated7 and relieves symptoms such as a sore throat and blocked nose and may prevent symptoms from worsening.1 Rupanase® Allergy Nasal Spray is now available at leading pharmacies countrywide.

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more information about allergic rhinitis or allergies in general.

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1 Bitop – Ectoin® and Viruses 2020 presentation 1.

2 Bitop – Ectoin® and Viruses 2020 presentation 2.

3 Allergy Foundation South Africa (AFSA). Allergy (2017) at (Website accessed February 2019).

4 Aitishoo! It’s that time of year when hay fever rears its ugly head (2019) at (website accessed 24 July 2020).

5 Allergy Foundation South Africa (AFSA). Allergic Rhinitis (2020) at (website accessed 24 July 2020).

6 Allergy New Zealand. Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) (2008) at (website accessed February 2019).

7 European Respiratory Journal – Safety and efficacy of ectoine inhalation solution in patients with inflammation and airway obstruction: The EFECT study (2012) at (website accessed February 2019).