Furamist Nasal Spray 120 metered doses
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|Generic Name||Fluticasone Furoate|
Furamist nasal spray 120 is an antihistamine that is used to treat patients who are suffering from seasonal allergies like hay fever, chronic rhinitis and asthma, etc. These are synthetically produced Corticosteroids, like those produced by the adrenal gland. This medication has the active ingredient furoate, which is used to treat seasonal or perennial rhinitis along with asthma chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This medicine is available in the dosage form of nasal spray and reduces the symptoms of seasonal allergies like stuffy, runny, or itchy nose; sneezing; and red, itchy, or watery eyes. This drug is prescribed for adults and children above 4 years of age. Fluticasone takes at least 8-24 hours to show its full-fledged effect. This drug contains steroids that work by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergic rhinitis and asthma. Corticosteroids are known to show wide range of effects on various types of cells like mast cells, eosinophils and neutrophils etc. and, on the mediators like histamines and cytokines that have inflammatory actions.
The dosage of Furamist nasal spray varies with the age group for which it is suggested and the condition of the patient. Take the drug as directed by your doctor. The usual recommended dosage is for adults and children (12 years and above) is two sprays in each nostril once daily. Once the symptoms are relieved to a certain extent the dosage may be decreased to 1 spray in each nostril. For children (4-11 years, the usual dose is 1 spray in each nostril once a day. If severe cases are found, then the dose may be increased up to 2 sprays in each nostril. This drug is not yet established safe for children under the age of 4 years. Your doctor is the one who decides the right dosage. Therefore, the drug must be always taken as recommended by the doctor or physician.
- Gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils,
- Shake the bottle very well before use
Remove the dust cap and follow the steps:
- Tilt your head and place the nozzle of the spray on the side of the nose
- Press the button to spray the medication while breathing inside the nose
- Remove the nozzle from the nose and breathe out through the mouth
- Repeat the steps for the other nostril
- Wipe the nozzle with a clean cloth, replace the dust cap and store in an upright position
Take your dose at the same time each day. Taking it at the same time each day will help you remember the dose. It will then become a part of your daily routine. Take your doctor’s advice about the time of dosage. It is important to continue taking your medicine even if you feel well. Do not stop the drug without doctor’s advice. This medicine controls your condition but does not cure it. Too much Furamist nasal spray 120 metered doses may cause nasal congestion, pharyngeal Candidiasis, pharyngitis, dysphoria and cough. In such a case, visit the nearest health care centre or call your doctor immediately. If you forget the dose, take it as soon as you remember, if it is at least 12 hours before your next dose. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.
Do not take the drug if you are allergic to Fluticasone Furoate, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding mother. Tell your doctor if you have any other kind of ongoing allergies, have severe liver problem, have extreme nasal problems, have concomitant skin infections
Some of the drugs may interfere with the working of this drug, these may include azole antifungal (ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole), ritonavir, darunavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, etc. You should also ask your doctor about the full list of the drugs that should be avoided or that you should be careful of while taking Fluticasone. Also check with your doctor about any kind of prescription medicines, OTC or herbal medicines that you might be taking. Never let the medicine to enter your eyes, if it happens then flush your eyes with the tap or cold water for many minutes. Always store the medicine in an upright position. This drug may decrease the growth velocity in children. Do not give the medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same conditions as you have. If using the medicine after a long gap, then spray the pump in the air 6 times or until a fine mist is sprayed from the bottle
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice headache, nosebleeds, pain, burning in the nose, irritation or dryness in the inside of the nose, nasal ulceration, eye irritation or redness, nausea and vomiting, broncho-spasm, or feeling that your heart is racing. In such cases you must go for immediate medical help. Do not get alarmed by the list. You may /may not experience all of them.