FAQs ABOUT FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY
What is FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY and why is it prescribed?
FREEAIR 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 FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY for a long time?
Occurrence of growth retardation is possible with prolonged use of FREEAIR 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 FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY a steroid?
Yes, FREEAIR 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. FREEAIR 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 FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY?
FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY is administered by intranasal route as a spray which produces a mist, do not let the liquid, or the mist produced by FREEAIR 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 FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY be used in children?
FREEAIR 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 FREEAIR NASAL SPRAY for your child.