Flonase is a nasal spray containing the corticosteriod fluticasone. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Flonase is used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, 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. Flonase may also be used for purposes other than those listed. Generic name of Flonase is Fluticasone. Flonase is also known as Fluticasone, Flonase, Veramyst.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Flonase exactly as directed.
Before using the spray for the first time, you must prime the spray pump. Shake the medicine well and spray 6 test sprays into the air and away from your face. Prime the spray pump any time you have not used your nasal spray for longer than 30 days, or if you have left the cap off for 5 days or longer. Spray until a fine mist appears.
The usual dose of Flonase is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once per day. Your doctor may change your dose after your symptoms improve.
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.
Flonase Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
An overdose of Flonase is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Store at a room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw the medication away after you have used 120 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle. Keep out of the reach of children.
Flonase More Info
Active Ingredient: Fluticasone.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Microcrystalline, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Dextrose, Benzalkonium Chloride, Polysorbate 80, Phenylethyl Alcohol,
You should not use Flonase if you are allergic to fluticasone nasal, or if you are also taking ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
It is not known whether Flonase will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Be careful with Flonase if you have glaucoma or cataracts; liver disease; herpes simplex virus of your eyes; tuberculosis or any other infection or illness; sores or ulcers inside your nose; or if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose.
Be careful with Flonase if you are taking: conivaptan (Vaprisol); imatinib (Gleevec); isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis); nefazodone; an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek); antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend); heart or blood pressure medication such as nicardipine (Cardene) or quinidine (Quin-G); HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), or saquinavir (Invirase).
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.
Do not stop taking Flonase suddenly.