In 2013, an over-the-counter version of Nasonex was FDA-approved and the drug can now be found in local drug stores, writes the FDA on their site. Nasacort Allergy was the first drug from the glucocorticoids class to be United States Food and Drug Administration-approved for over-the-counter purchase and treatment.
Nasacort Allergy 24HR can be used on children who are 2 years old or older as well as teens and adults, reports the FDA. The drug helps people with problems such as itchy noses, runny noses, nasal drip, nasal congestion and sneezing. The only serious side effect reported by the FDA is that children using the product may see their growth rate slow during use.