This medicine is an antihistamine nasal spray used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itchy, runny nose. It is also used to treat symptoms of nasal passage inflammation such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and postnasal drip. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. An additional patient information leaflet is available with this medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this information. THIS MEDICINE IS FOR THE NOSE ONLY. Do not get it in your eyes or mouth. If you get this medicine in your eyes, rinse with cool tap water at once. PRIME THE SPRAY PUMP before the first use of a new bottle. Remove the blue dust cover over the tip of the bottle and the blue safety clip. To prime the pump, point the spray pump away from you and others. Spray rapidly and firmly several times until a fine mist appears (4 to 6 sprays or less). TO USE THIS MEDICINE, gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Keep your head tilted downward. Place the spray tip 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the nostril. Hold bottle upright, allowing spray tip to aim toward the back of the nose. Close the other nostril with one finger. Spray rapidly and firmly once and sniff gently at the same time. Repeat in the other nostril as directed. Breathe in gently. Do not tilt your head back after using this medicine. This will help you to avoid the bitter taste that may be caused by this medicine. After using this medicine, wipe the spray tip with a clean tissue or cloth. Keep the dust cover and safety clip on the bottle when it is not in use. If 3 or more days have passed since the last use of this bottle, reprime the pump with 2 sprays or until a fine mist appears. If the nozzle becomes clogged, do NOT clean it by using a pointed object. Remove the spray pump from the bottle. Soak it in warm water, squirting it several times while under water. Dry the spray pump completely. Attach the spray pump to the bottle and reprime. STORE THIS MEDICINE upright at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Store with pump tightly closed. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not use this medicine after the expiration date on the bottle. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including an infection in the nose, a history of nasal injury, or any other nose problems (eg, blockage, narrowing, sores, ulcers); allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medicine include bitter taste; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; fatigue; headache; mild nasal bleeding, burning, stinging, or discomfort; nausea; sudden sneezing attack; or mild throat irritation. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience repeated or persistent nosebleeds; severe nasal irritation; shortness of breath; or sores in the nose. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include increased drowsiness. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. If you or someone you know may have taken this medicine by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.