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The following information is a summary about
FLONASE. It is not intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
Chemical Name: FLUTICASONE (floo-TIK-a-sone)
This medicine is a
corticosteroid used to treat itching, nasal congestion, and sneezing
due to allergy.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR
OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions,
allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This
medicine may come with an instruction leaflet. Ask your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this
medicine. SHAKE GENTLY before using a dose. FOR BEST RESULTS:
continue using this medicine for the full course of treatment even
if you feel better. Do not miss any doses. STORE THIS MEDICINE at
room temperature, away from heat and light. 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
DO NOT EXCEED THE
RECOMMENDED DOSE OR USE THIS MEDICINE FOR LONGER THAN PRESCRIBED
without checking with your doctor. Your symptoms should improve
within a few days, however it may take up to 3 weeks for this
medicine to reach its full effect. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for
future nasal problems without checking with your doctor. AVOID
GETTING THIS MEDICINE IN YOUR EYES. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD CHICKENPOX
OR MEASLES, avoid contact with anyone who has any of these diseases.
THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT GROWTH RATE in children. Your child's
growth should be checked regularly while using this medicine. FOR
WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor
the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT
IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE
OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check
with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that
may go away during treatment, include sneezing, stuffy nose, or an
unpleasant taste or smell. If they continue or are bothersome, check
with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you
experience nosebleeds or nose or throat pain. IF YOU EXPERIENCE
difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face,
or lips, or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor
immediately. Do not take any more doses of this medicine unless your
doctor tells you to do so. If you notice other effects not listed
above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing
its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your
medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
If your symptoms
have not improved with regular use of this medicine, contact your
doctor. ALWAYS HAVE A SPARE INHALER available in case the unit
malfunctions or is empty. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for
whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other
health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.
IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain
refills before your supply runs out.