What is Flonase?
Flonase is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the
body that cause inflammation. Flonase nasal is used to treat the
nasal symptoms of allergies and other seasonal reactions.
What are the side effects of Flonase?
Serious side effects from Flonase nasal are not likely to occur.
Stop using Flonase nasal and seek emergency medical attention if
you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing
of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to use Flonase nasal and talk to your doctor if you experience stinging
or burning of the nose; sneezing after application; yeast infection
in the nose or throat (white patches); bleeding nose; perforated
septum (inside center of nose); increased pressure in the eyes,
glaucoma, or tearing of the eyes; headache or lightheadedness; nausea;
cough; asthma symptoms; nasal stuffiness or a runny nose; or unpleasant
(or loss of) taste or smell. Side effects other than those listed
here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that
seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
How do I take Flonase?
Use Flonase nasal spray exactly as directed by your doctor. Read
the information insert included with your medication. If you do
not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or
doctor to explain them to you.�To use the nasal spray: Shake the
bottle gently and then remove the dust cover. It is necessary to
prime the pump into the air the first time it is used, or when you
have not used it for a week or more. To prime the pump, hold the
bottle with the nasal applicator pointing away from you and with
your forefinger and middle finger on either side of the nasal applicator
and your thumb underneath the bottle. Press down and release the
pump three to four times until a fine spray appears. The pump is
now ready to use. Blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Close one
nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and, keeping the bottle
upright, carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril.
press firmly down once on the applicator to release the spray. Use
your forefinger and middle finger to spray while supporting the
base of the bottle with your thumb. Breathe gently inwards through
the nostril. Breathe out through your mouth. If a second spray is
required in that nostril, repeat the above steps. Repeat the above
steps in the other nostril. Wipe the nasal applicator with a clean
tissue and replace the dust cover. Do not use this bottle for more
than 120 sprays even though the bottle is not completely empty.
What if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost
time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose
and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this
Are there any drug interactions with Flonase?
Before using Flonase, tell your doctor and pharmacist about any
other drugs you are taking. The use of other oral or inhaled steroids
may increase the chance of side effects or overdose. Drugs other
than those listed here may also interact with Flonase nasal. Talk
to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or
Is there any additional information about Flonase that
I should know?
Clean the nasal spray at least once a week. Remove the dust cover
and then gently pull upwards to free the nasal applicator. Wash
the applicator and dust cover under warm tap water. If the nasal
applicator becomes blocked, let it soak in warm water. Do not try
to unblock the nasal applicator by inserting a pin or other sharp
object. Allow the pieces to dry at room temperature, then place
the applicator and dust cover back on the bottle.
How do I store Flonase?
Store Flonase nasal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Always keep prescription medications out of the reach of children.