The normal dose of fluticasone nasal is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once every day.
Don’t use Flonase at a child younger than 4 years old. Don’t use Veramyst in a child younger than two years old.
Any child using fluticasone nasal ought to be supervised by an adult when using the nasal spray.
This medicine comes with patient directions for safe and effective use, and instructions for priming the inhaler device. Follow these instructions carefully. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any queries.
If you use Veramyst, shake the apparatus vigorously before each use.
Before your very first use, prime the nasal spray pump by shaking the medication well and spraying 6 test sprays into the air (away from your face), until a fine mist appears. Prime the Flonase spray pump whenever you haven’t used it for seven days or longer. Prime the Veramyst spray pump whenever you haven’t used it for more than 30 days, or if you’ve left the cap off for 5 days or more.
If you switched to fluticasone from a different steroid medication, don’t stop using another steroid suddenly or you might have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your physician about tapering your steroid dose before stopping completely.
To be sure fluticasone nasal isn’t causing harmful consequences on your nose or sinuses, your physician might want to assess your progress on a regular basis.
It could take up to several days before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medicine as directed and inform your physician if your symptoms don’t improve after a week of therapy.
Store fluticasone nasal in an upright position at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Throw the spray bottle away once you’ve used 120 sprays, even though there’s still medication left in the jar.
An overdose of fluticasone nasal isn’t expected to generate life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses may result in symptoms like thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or area of body fat (especially on your face, neck, back, and waist), improved acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or lack of interest in sex.
Don’t use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.