FAQs ABOUT FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY
What is FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY and why is it prescribed?
FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY contains Fluticasone which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids). It is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as stuffy, runny, or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy, red, or watery eyes in adults and children above 6 years of age.
Is it safe to use FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY for a long time?
Occurrence of growth retardation is possible with prolonged use of FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY. Your doctor will keep a check of the child’s height and modify the doses as required. Nosebleeds (generally minor), may occur if used continuously for more than 6 weeks Therefore, contact your doctor before using.
Is FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY a steroid?
Yes, FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY is corticosteroid which causes vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels) and has an anti-inflammatory activity. It directly decreases the cells that cause inflammation such as eosinophils, monocytes, mast cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY also decreases mucus gland secretions. Therefore, helps in reducing inflammation and making it easier to breathe.
What are the things I need to take care of while using FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY?
FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY is administered by intranasal route as a spray which produces a mist, do not let the liquid, or the mist produced by FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY, get into your eyes by wearing glasses or goggles to protect them. Use your nebuliser in a well-ventilated room as some of the mist will be released into the air which may be inhaled by others.
Can FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY be used in children?
FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. Your doctor will keep a check of the child’s height and modify the doses as required. Therefore, contact your child’s doctor before using FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY for your child.