Fluticasone is a steroid medicine that helps to prevent and treat the symptoms of allergies such as hayfever.
Use regularly as directed.
Using the nasal spray:
1. Blow your nose.
2. Shake the bottle, then remove the cap.
3. Hold the bottle with your thumb at the bottom and the nozzle between your first and second fingers.
4. If using for the first time, or if you have not used it in the last 7 days, ‘prime’ your spray by spraying a few times into the air before using.
5. Gently put the nozzle into your nostril. Close the other nostril by gently pressing a finger from the other hand on it.
6. Hold the bottle upright and tilt your head forward slightly. While you gently sniff, squirt a spray into your nostril. Do not sniff too hard, as the spray then travels past your nose to your throat. Make sure you angle the spray straight up (not towards the middle or side of your nose) as this helps to prevent side effects.
7. Use one spray at a time and repeat if you need another spray in that nostril.
8. Repeat for the other nostril, then put the cap back on.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not use two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Nose bleeds, sore nose or throat
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. March 2019
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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