Flonase is a nasal spray which contains fluticasone which helps in preventing the release of inflammation causing substances in our body. This is mainly used to treat the symptoms like sneezing, running nose or some allergies because of seasonal changes.
Flonase should only be used for adults or for children who are at least 3 years old.
The dosage of this spray should exactly be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Reda the instructions leaflet properly for safe use of the medication. Avoid interaction with the people who are suffering from some or the other communicable infections like measles and chicken pox.
As soon as the doctor prescribes you this medication, discuss with him/her about all the medicines that you might be using currently so that he can direct you accordingly. In case you are giving this to small children, make sure that strong dose or long term dose is not taken by the child as it affect your child’s mental and physical growth also.
Consult your doctor once if you are self-treating yourself with this medication if in case either you are pregnant or you are breast feeding a child as intake of this spray in those timings may give you some hormonal changes.
How to use it?
You should use this medication as described by your doctor and read the instructions mentioned on the leaflet and use it usually once or twice in a day. Avoid spraying it in your eyes.
Follow the below steps when you spray this in your nose:
Lightly blow your nose before using it
Shake the container properly
Close one nostril, and firmly spray it in the second one and vice versa
Breath in and out to wipe the nasal passages and clean the tissues inside
The quantity of this spray is decided according to your age and your body requirements as well. Carefully clean the applicator before ever use.
What happens in case of miss-dose of Flonase?
If in case you get to remember that you have missed any of its dose, and you are almost onto the timings of your next dose, then you can skip the missed one and continue with the normal scheduled dosage and never intake extra doses.
What happens in case of over-dose of Flonase?
The overdose of this spray might cause some minor issues for you like acne over face or body, increase of body fat, menstrual cycle issues and itching in nose and rashes. So if you think that you have taken over dose, you need to contact your doctor immediately for medical assistance.
Side effects of Flonase
The usage of Flonase might also give some allergic reactions to your body. So get medical guidance if you find any of the below symptoms:
Severe pain and nose bleeding
Continuous whistling from nose
Patches in and outside your nose
Swelling of throat and nose
Issues in vision
Extreme weight loss
All the side effects are not listed here, and there could be some which could occur to you. So you should contact your doctor for medical advice on this.