What is Flonase?
Flonase (Fluticasone) is a medicine that helps from inflammation and allergy. It is issued in form of inhaler.
Flonase is a steroid designed to heal nasal symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, and sneezing caused by seasonal allergies. This medicine may also be prescribed by your doctor to treat other illnesses.
Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor. Read the treating leaflet.
The average dose of Fluticasone makes 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once per day. Shake the bottle before use. Avoid contact with eyes. If it happens, rinse your eyes with water and consult with health care provider. If you do not notice betterment in a week, talk to your health care provider. Before you use the medicine for the first time, you should shake the bottle and make 6 test spays into the air. Do the same each time you have not used the bottle for a month or more, or if the cap was opened for 5 days or more.
Flonase Safety Information
Keep Fluticasone safe from heat, moisture, and light. Store this product at room temperature, in an upright position. Keep this product out of the reach of children. Keep safe from pets. Throw away after 120th spray, even if there is still some medicine in the bottle.
In case of missing a dose of Flonase, take it as soon as you remember to do so. However, if it's about time to take your next dose, skip the missed one and follow your regular schedule. Never take a double dose at once. Seek emergency medical attention in case of overdose. Make sure to inform your health care provider if you take antibiotics (ketoconazole (Nizoral), or HIV medicines ( ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra). Talk to your doctor before you start or quit any therapy, including herbal or vitaminic.
Inform your doctor in case you experience problems with vision, persistent sores in the nose, severe nasal bleeding, flu symptoms, fever, chills, or body aches. Avoid contacts with patients with infections. Talk to your doctor about the preventive treatment if you are under the risk of chicken pox or measles. These illnesses may become extremely serious or even fatal for patients taking Flonase. Children have to be treated with caution. Talk to your doctor about this. Steroid medicines can affect the growth in children.
Inform your doctor about all your health states, in particular about infections of any kind if you have them. Also inform your health care provider if you have an allergy to any medicine or component in this preparation, or if you experience liver disease; tuberculosis or any other infection or illness; glaucoma or cataracts; herpes simplex virus of your eyes; have lately had injury of or surgery on your nose; or if you have nasal sores or ulcers. Pregnancy: Consult with a doctor immediately in case of pregnancy, plans for the pregnancy, or breast-feeding. This medication may cause harm to the fetus. The extraction into the breast milk is unknown. While treating with Flonase, you should visit your doctor regularly in order to make sure this medicine does not hurt your sinuses.
Flonase Side Effects
Consult with a doctor immediately in case of the following serious side effects: vision problems; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; severe nasal bleeding. Seek immediate medical care in case of an allergy (swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, hives; difficulty breathing).
Contact your doctor if you experience such less serious side effects as minor nose bleed; sinus pain, cough, sore throat; sores or white patches inside or around your nose; menstrual problems, loss of interest in sex; headache, back pain.
Talk to your health care provider in case of any side effects and bothering symptoms. Do not share your medicines with others, for whom it has not been prescribed.