Adults and children over 12 years old should start with 2 sprays in both nostrils each morning.
If symptoms continue or get worse, you can repeat this in the evening too. Once symptoms are under control, reduce this to 1 spray in each nostril in the morning only.
The starting dose will vary for younger children. Your doctor or pharmacist will recommend the correct dose for you.
Always follow the instructions to use your spray correctly.
How to use your nasal spray
- Gently blow your nose.
- Remove the dust cap.
- Shake the bottle to mix up the medicine.
- Close one nostril with your finger and put the nozzle into the other one.
- Tilt your head forward slightly while keeping the bottle upright.
- Press down on the collar of the bottle (the flat base of the nozzle) as you breathe in slowly through your nose.
- Breathe out through your mouth.
Repeat steps 5 to7 for each spray in that nostril. Then repeat this process for the other nostril.
How to clean your nasal spray (once a week)
- Remove the dust cap.
- Pull upwards on the collar to remove the nozzle.
- Soak the collar and nozzle in warm water for a few minutes.
- Rinse both under a running tap, then shake off any excess water.
- Leave the collar and nozzle to dry.
- Replace the nozzle on the spray (and the dust cap if you are not using the spray immediately).
Carefully read the patient information leaflet that comes with your spray. This has pictures to show you how to use your spray correctly. Do this before using your spray for the first time.
What happens if I use my fluticasone nasal spray too much?
Call a healthcare provider if you use more than your doctor’s recommended dose.
What should I do if I forget to use my fluticasone nasal spray?
If you miss a dose, skip it and take your next dose as normal. Do not take a double dose.
When do I stop taking my fluticasone nasal spray?
You can use your fluticasone nasal spray for as long as you need it. However, your symptoms may return if you’re around whatever triggers these (for example, pollen). Talk to your doctor before you stop using your spray.
Can I use my fluticasone nasal spray if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
You may be able to use fluticasone nasal spray if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding but speak to your doctor about the benefits and any potential risks first.
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