Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get it in your eyes or on your skin. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.

To use:

  • When you use the spray for the first time, you must prime the bottle. To do this, pump the bottle 5 times or until the spray comes out. Now it is ready to use.
  • If you do not use the bottle for 7 days or longer, prime it again by releasing 2 sprays.
  • Before using the spray, gently blow your nose to clear the nostrils.
  • After using the spray, wipe the tip of the bottle with a clean tissue and put the cap back on.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For nasal dosage form (spray):
    • For symptoms of hay fever:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children 12 years of age and older—2 sprays in each nostril two times per day.
      • Children 6 to 11 years of age—1 spray in each nostril two times per day.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.