Chemical Name FLUTICASONE (floo-TIK-a-sone)
Each Brand spray has 120 doses.
FLONASE nasal spray is a corticosteroid nasal spray used to treat nasal symptoms such as itching, sneezing, congestion, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. FLONASE is for use in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Before using the spray for the first time, shake well and spray 6 test sprays into the air. Spray until a fine mist appears.
The usual dose of FLONASE is 1-2 sprays into each nostril daily. Shake the medicine bottle well just before each use. It may take up to several days before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a week of treatment.
Throw away FLONASE after you have used 120 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
Patients should not use FLONASE if they are allergic to fluticasone or if they are taking ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra). To enusre you can safely use FLONASE, tell your doctor if you have any of the following:
FLONASE can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using FLONASE.
- glaucoma or cataracts
- liver disease
- herpes simplex virus of your eyes
- tuberculosis or any other infection or illness
- sores or ulcers inside your nose
- if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose
- if you have diabetes
- are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
- are breastfeeding or planning on breastfeeding
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice. Steroid medication can affect growth in children.
Common side effects may include headache, nosebleed, burning or irritation in the nose, runny nose, bloody mucus in the nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness.
Serious side effects may include severe or ongoing nosebleeds, noisy breathing, runny nose, or crusting around your nostrils, redness, sores, or white patches in your mouth or throat, fever, chills, weakness, nausea, vomiting, flu symptoms, any wound that will not heal, blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about additional side effects that you may experience.