This medicine is a corticosteroid used to treat nasal allergy symptoms, such as congestion, sneezing, itching, and runny nose.
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. AVOID SPRAYING THIS MEDICINE into your eyes or directly onto the nasal septum (the wall between your nostrils). YOU WILL NEED TO PRIME THIS MEDICINE before you use it for the first time. To prime this medicine, spray 3 test sprays into the air away from your face. You will need to re-prime the medicine if it is not used for 10 days or longer. TO USE THIS MEDICINE, gently blow your nose. Remove the purple plastic dust cap. Sit down and tilt your head back slightly. Place the tip of the spray container into the nose pointing it toward the outside nostril wall away from the nasal septum. Using a finger from your other hand, press against the opposite nostril to close it off. Breathe in gently through the open nostril and press down on the canister. Hold your breath for a few seconds then breathe out slowly through your mouth. Do not use more than 1 spray in each nostril daily unless your doctor tells you otherwise. IF YOUR DOSE REQUIRES 2 SPRAYS, repeat these steps for the other nostril. After you finish your dose, wipe the nozzle with a clean, dry tissue or cloth and replace the cap. DO NOT BLOW YOUR NOSE for 15 minutes after using this medicine. If this medicine is dropped and comes apart, put the canister and actuator back together and test spray in the air once before using. CLEAN THE OUTSIDE OF THE NOSE PIECE once a week with a clean, dry tissue or cloth. Do not wash or put any part of this medicine in water. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not expose to temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Do not store in the bathroom. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister, even if it appears to be empty. Do not use or store this medicine near heat or an open flame. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. Throw the bottle away after 60 sprays (not counting the 3 sprays used to prime the pump) or when the display window shows a red color and you see the dose indicator read zero. You may no longer receive the correct amount of medicine with each spray. Do not transfer any remaining medicine to another bottle. USE THIS MEDICINE ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE to get the most benefit from it. Using this medicine at the same time each day will help you remember to use it. CONTINUE TO USE THIS MEDICINE even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. 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 you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), delavirdine, or protease inhibitors (eg, boceprevir, ritonavir). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including active or inactive tuberculosis (TB), or if you have had a positive skin test for TB; any type of infection (eg, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral), including measles, chickenpox, or herpes infection in or around the eye; a medical condition requiring long-term use of corticosteroids (eg, prednisone); allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have recently received a vaccination, or if you have recently had an open sore or ulcer in your nose, nasal surgery, or a nasal injury. Tell your doctor if you have not had chickenpox or measles and you have not been vaccinated against them, or if you have a history of asthma, glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye, or cataracts. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have recently had an open sore in your nose, nasal surgery, or a nasal injury and it has not healed yet. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medicine include headache, mild nose or throat irritation, or minor nosebleed. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience crusting in the nose; dizziness; redness or white patches in the mouth, nose, or throat; severe or persistent nose or throat irritation; severe or persistent pain in the nose or throat; severe, persistent, or repeated nosebleed; shortness of breath; slow wound healing; sores in the nose; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent cough or sore throat); unexplained runny nose; unusual nausea or vomiting; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes; or a whistling sound when you breathe. 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; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; or unusual hoarseness. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call you 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.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.