Nasal Corticosteroid Spray (2034)

Key points below

Why is this medicine needed?

This spray is used to treat nasal allergy symptoms. This may include sneezing, stuffiness, drainage and itching. Daily use will greatly reduce these symptoms. Even though this is a type of steroid medicine, it is not the same kind athletes use to increase muscle mass and strength.

How and when is the medicine given?

Are there side effects?

Possible side effects include:

If these or other side effects start, tell the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

How to get the nasal spray ready to use

  1. Shake the bottle gently.
  2. Take the cover off of the tip of the nasal spray.
  3. To prime, hold the spray, with your index and middle finger on either side of the spray tip and your thumb on the bottom of the bottle. Press down and release the pump several times until a fine spray appears. Now the spray is ready to use.

How to use the nasal spray

  1. Gently blow the nose to clear it.
  2. Hold the spray and gently shake the bottle. Put the spray tip in one of the nostrils.
  3. Tilt the spray tip toward the outside corner of the eye. Lower the chin - “nose to toes”. Firmly press down the pump.
  4. Gently breathe in through the nose with a long sniff (like smelling a flower) and breathe out of the mouth. Do these steps with the other nostril. If a second spray is needed, go back to the first nostril and then the other one again. Never spray two sprays at once in the same nostril.
  5. Wipe the tip of spray with a clean tissue and put the cover on.
  6. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using the nasal spray.

Storage, refills and when to throw away:

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Call your or your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if you or your child has:

  • Any side effect that is bothersome or lasts longer than one week.
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information.