This medicine is an antihistamine nasal spray used to treat runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing due to allergies. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Before using this medicine for the first time, you must prime the pump. To do this, point the pump away from yourself and others and spray 5 times or until a fine mist appears. Re-prime the pump if it has not been used for more than 7 days. To do this, point the pump away from yourself and others, then spray 2 times. TO USE A NOSE SPRAY, gently blow your nose. Tip your head down with your chin toward your chest and place the tip of the spray container into the nose. Be sure to aim the container tip toward the cheek side of the nose away from the center of the nose. Using a finger from your other hand, press against the opposite nostril to close it off. Breathe gently through the open nostril and squeeze the spray container. If you are using more than 1 spray, wait for 1 to 2 minutes between sprays. Do not tip your head back or blow your nose right after using this medicine. After using the medicine, rinse the tip of the spray unit in hot water and dry with a clean tissue to prevent contamination. STORE THIS MEDICINE between 39 and 77 degrees F (4 and 25 degrees C), away from heat and light. THROW AWAY ANY MEDICINE that is left in the bottle after you have used 240 sprays (not counting the sprays used to prime the bottle for the first time). You may no longer receive the correct amount of medicine with each spray after you have used 240 sprays. 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, then 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, any other nose problems (such as sores or ulcers, blockage, narrowing), 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, cough, drowsiness, headache, mild nosebleed, or mild sore throat. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience decreased sense of smell, fever, repeated or persistent nosebleeds, severe nasal irritation, 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, of 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.
OVERUSE OF THIS MEDICINE may cause serious side effects. Symptoms may include agitation, restlessness, or severe drowsiness. IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE USED TOO MUCH of this medicine, contact your doctor, local poison control center, or emergency room right away. This medicine may cause harm if it is swallowed.
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.