THE FLONASE®

DIFFERENCE 

Be greater than your allergies

USES

FLONASE® temporarily relieves these symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:

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Nasal congestion

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Runny nose

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Sneezing

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Itchy nose

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Itchy eyes

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Watery eyes

You may start to feel relief after the first day and full effect after several days of regular, once-a-day use.  

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DOSING

DOSING 

Adults & children 12 years of age and older

Week 1 – use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily. 

Week 2 through 6 months – use 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril, as needed to treat your symptoms.

After 6 months of daily use – ask your doctor if you can keep using. 

Children 4 to 11 years of age 

An adult should supervise use. 

Use 1 spray in each nostril once daily. 

The growth rate of some children may be slower while using this product. Children should use the shortest amount of time necessary to achieve symptom relief.  

Talk to your child’s doctor if your child needs to use the spray for longer than two months a year. 

CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OF AGE

Do not use. 

WARNINGS

Only for use in the nose. Do not spray into your eyes or mouth.

Some people should not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief, or need to check with a health professional first. The following people should not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief or should check with a healthcare professional:

IF YOU: HERE'S WHAT TO DO:
Are younger than 4 Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Are pregnant or breast-feeding Talk to a health professional before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Have or had glaucoma or cataracts Talk to your doctor before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Have an injury or surgery to your nose that is not fully healed Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Have ever had an allergic reaction to FLONASE® Allergy Relief or any of its ingredients Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Are taking medicine for HIV infection (such as ritonavir) Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Are taking ketoconazole pills (medicine for fungal infection) Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Are using a steroid medicine for asthma, allergies, skin rash, allergic reactions, inflammation, or eye conditions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Are younger than 4
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Are pregnant or breast-feeding
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to a health professional before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Have or had glaucoma or cataracts
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Have an injury or surgery to your nose that is not fully healed
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Have ever had an allergic reaction to FLONASE® Allergy Relief or any of its ingredients
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Are taking medicine for HIV infection (such as ritonavir)
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Are taking ketoconazole pills (medicine for fungal infection)
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU: Are using a steroid medicine for asthma, allergies, skin rash, allergic reactions, inflammation, or eye conditions
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief

You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you take, including FLONASE® Allergy Relief.

FLONASE® Allergy Relief can be used with most nonprescription and prescription medicines. However, there are a few medicines to look out for because they may cause the level of FLONASE® Allergy Relief in your body to become too high. Just to be safe, check this table:

IF YOU'RE TAKING: HERE'S WHAT TO DO:

Medicines for HIV infection
(such as ritonavir)

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Medicines with glucocorticoids
Including some medicines for skin rash such as eczema, asthma, inflammation, allergic reactions, or eye conditions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Ketoconazole
Pills for fungal infection
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU'RE TAKING: Medicines for HIV infection
(such as ritonavir)
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU'RE TAKING: Medicines with glucocorticoids
Including some medicines for skin rash such as eczema, asthma, inflammation, allergic reactions, or eye conditions
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU'RE TAKING: Ketoconazole
Pills for fungal infection
HERE'S WHAT TO DO: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief

Serious side effects are rare with FLONASE® Allergy Relief because FLONASE® Allergy Relief works in your nose, and barely any of it travels through your body. However, like all medicines, FLONASE® can cause side effects in some people.

Below are some side effects that have been reported with FLONASE®. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk with your doctor.

SIDE EFFECT WHAT COULD HAPPEN  WHAT TO DO

Allergic reaction to the product

  • Sudden swelling of face or tongue
  • A rash
  • Wheezing or feeling faint
If you feel any of these symptoms, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
Nose injury
  • Severe or frequent nosebleeds
Apply pressure to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
  • Constant whistling sound that does not go away
This could be a sign of damage to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
Eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma
  • Cloudy vision
  • Reduced vision
Have a yearly eye exam to check for these conditions. Read the Drug Facts on the back of the FLONASE® Allergy Relief package for more details.
Growth effects
  • Slower growth rate in some children while using product
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned or if a child between the ages of 4-11 needs to use FLONASE® Allergy Relief for longer than two months a year.
Other side effects
  • Headaches or sneezing
  • Bad taste or smell
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Dry or irritated nose or throat
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.
SIDE EFFECT Allergic reaction to the product
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
  • Sudden swelling of face or tongue
  • A rash
  • Wheezing or feeling faint
If you feel any of these symptoms, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
WHAT TO DO If you feel any of these symptoms, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
SIDE EFFECT Nose injury
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
  • Severe or frequent nosebleeds
  • Constant whistling sound that does not go away
WHAT TO DO Apply pressure to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor. This could be a sign of damage to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
SIDE EFFECT Eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucome
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
  • Cloudy vision
  • Reduced vision
WHAT TO DO Have a yearly eye exam to check for these conditions. Read the Drug Facts on the back of the FLONASE® Allergy Relief package for more details.
SIDE EFFECT Growth effects
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
  • Slower growth rate in some children while using oriduct
WHAT TO DO Talk to your doctor if you are concerned or if a child between the ages of 4-11 needs to use FLONASE® Allergy Relief for longer than two months a year.
SIDE EFFECT Other side effects
WHAT COULD HAPPEN
  • Headaches or sneezing
  • Bad taste or smell
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Dry or irritated nose or throat
WHAT TO DO Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.