What is the Avamys nasal spray?
Avamys nasal spray contains 27.5 micrograms of fluticasone furoate per spray. This is an anti-inflammatory steroid medicine, which safely helps to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (an inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergy, such as with hay fever). Designed to be used just once a day, it can prevent hay fever symptoms from taking hold if used regularly. It can be used at the same time as an oral antihistamine, if necessary.
How to use Avamys nasal spray
It's important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Avamys.
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents over the age of 12, the recommended starting dose is to use two sprays into each nostril daily. Once your symptoms are under control, you can reduce treatment to one spray into each nostril once a day.
Children 6-11 years old should start with one spray into each nostril once a day. This can be increased to two sprays if needed, and then brought back down to one spray when the symptoms are under control. Avamys nasal spray is. Avamys nasal spray is not suitable for children under the age of six.
Avamys works best when used regularly. It can take eight hours or more to experience symptom relief when you first start using it, but by using it every day over the period that you are exposed to your allergy, you'll get the maximum benefit.
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Is Avamys nasal spray suitable for me?
Please bear in mind that in certain circumstances, Avamys nasal spray should be used with caution or would not be recommended at all. Patients advised not to take Avamys nasal spray include people with liver problems, glaucoma, or cataracts; or pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Be sure to tell the online doctor if you are on any other medication that’s either prescribed by your GP or purchased from a pharmacy. Avamys nasal spray may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking certain medicines, such as other steroid-based medicines (especially ones taken orally), ritonavir, or ketoconazole (by mouth). It will not be suitable if you are allergic to fluticasone furoate or any of the other ingredients.
What are the side effects of Avamys nasal spray?
Like all medicines, Avamys nasal spray may bring on side effects. Side effects that are considered common include; nose bleeds, headaches, and nasal ulceration. However, less common side effects can include nasal discomfort or nasal dryness. If you experience any of these, you should talk to your doctor.
For an extensive list of the side effects and all other important information, please refer to the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. A medicine guide to the product can also be viewed online here.