Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal 50mcg (150 dose)
Flixonase aqueous nasal spray is an effective treatment to prevent allergic rhinitis and hayfever.
The active ingredient fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid, which has an anti-inflammatory properties.
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What is Fluticasone Propionate ?
Fluticasone nasal spray is the generic equivalent of Flixonase, Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal Spray contains a medicine called fluticasone proportionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘corticosteroids’).
– Steroids work by reducing inflammation.
– They reduce swelling and irritation in your nose.
– This helps to relieve itching, sneezing and your blocked or runny nose.
Fluticasone is used to prevent and treat:
• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to seasonal allergies, such as Hayfever.
• Inflammation in the lining of your nose (rhinitis) due to year round (perennial) allergies, such as
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How to use fluticasone propionate ?
How much to use – adults and children (aged 12 and over)
– The usual starting dose is 2 sprays into each nostril once a day, preferably in the morning.
– The most you would use over 24 hours is normally 8 sprays (4 sprays per nostril).
– As you become better, your doctor may ask you to use a lower dose – one spray into each nostril once a day.
– If your symptoms then get worse, your dose may be increased back to the starting dose.
– Only use in your nose, contact with eyes should be avoided.
– It takes a few days for this medicine to work. So keep using it, even though you may not feel better straight away.
– Use the spray every day
Fluticasone propionate contains benzalkonium chloride, which may cause problems with some people’s breathing.
Using your Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal Spray
A new spray (or one that has not been used for a few days), may not work first time. You need to
‘prime’ the spray by pumping the spray a few times until a fine mist is produced.
1. Shake the bottle and take off the dust cap.
2. Blow your nose gently.
3. Close one nostril with your finger as shown, and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt your head
forward slightly and keep the bottle upright. Hold the bottle as shown.
4. Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in press down firmly on the
collar with your fingers. A spray of fine mist will go into your nostril
5. Breathe out through your mouth.
6. Repeat step 4 to use a second spray in the same nostril.
7. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breathe out through your mouth.
8. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for your other nostril.
9. After using your spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief, and replace
the dust cap.
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Check if you have hay fever
Symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing
a runny or blocked nose
itchy, red or watery eyes
itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
loss of smell
pain around your temples and forehead
If you have asthma, you might also:
have a tight feeling in your chest
be short of breath
wheeze and cough
Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.
How to treat hay fever yourself
There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.
put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off
stay indoors whenever possible
keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter
cut grass or walk on grass
spend too much time outside
keep fresh flowers in the house
smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors
Like other medicines, Flixonase Nasule Drops can cause some side-effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.
The most commonly reported side-effects are:
– Irritation or dryness in the nose or throat
– Bad taste or smell
– Nose bleed
– Difficulty in breathing
– Rare side effects include:
– Breakdown of tissue inside the nose (nasal septal perforation)
– Cloudy lens in the eye (cataract), increased pressure of the eye that causes problems with vision (glaucoma). These eye problems occurred in people who used Flixonase Nasule Drops for a long time.
If any of these side effects persist, or are troublesome, see your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
If you think you are having an allergic reaction to Flixonase Nasule Drops, TELL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY or go to the emergency department at your nearest hospital. Symptoms usually include some or all of the following:
– Swelling of the lips/mouth
– Difficulty in breathing
– Hay fever
– Lumpy rash (“hives”)
This is not a complete list of all possible side-effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side-effects not yet known.
Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.