fluticasone spray - nasal, Flonase
GENERIC NAME: FLUTICASONE SPRAY - NASAL (flew-TICK-uh-sown)
BRAND NAME(S): Flonase
USES: This medication is a corticosteroid that works directly on the nasal passages to reduce swelling and inflammation. Fluticasone is used to relieve seasonal and year-round, allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms such as itching, runny or stuffy nose, postnasal drip and sneezing in adults and children 4 years of age and older.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet which contains instructions for proper use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Shake the container gently before each use. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the bottle if you are using it for the first time or if you have not used it for a week or more.Use this medication usually once or twice a day as directed by your doctor. Do not use more than 2 sprays in each nostril daily as this may increase the risk of side effects. Avoid spraying this medication in your eyes. Follow the detailed instructions for using the spray and cleaning the applicator.Use this medicine regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day.Keep track of the number of sprays used from each container. Discard the container after you have used the number of sprays specified on the manufacturer's package.This medication does not work immediately. It may take several days before the full benefit of this drug is seen. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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