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Facts About Children's Flonase

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Serious side effects are rare with Children’s FLONASE because it works in your nose and barely any of it travels through your body.

However, like all medicines, Children’s FLONASE can cause side effects in some children. Below are some side effects that have been reported with Children’s FLONASE. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk with your child’s doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS
What Could Happen
What to Do

Allergic reaction to the product

  • Sudden swelling of the face or tongue
  • A rash
  • Wheezing or feeling faint

If your child feels any of these symptoms, stop using Children’s FLONASE and see your child’s doctor right away.

Nose injury

  • Severe or frequent nosebleeds
  • Constant whistling sound that does not go away

Apply pressure to their nose. Stop using Children’s FLONASE and see your child’s doctor right away.

This could be a sign of damage to your child's nose. Stop using Children’s FLONASE and see your child's doctor right away.

Eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma

  • Cloudy vision
  • Reduced vision

Schedule a yearly eye exam for your child to check for these conditions. Read the Drug Facts on the back of the Children’s FLONASE package for more details.

Growth effects

  • Slower growth rate in some children while using product

Talk to your child’s doctor if you are concerned or if your child is between 4 and 11 years of age and needs to use Children’s FLONASE for longer than 2 months a year.

Other side effects

  • Headaches or sneezing
  • Bad taste or smell
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Dry or irritated nose or throat

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist if you
are concerned.

DOSING

Children Under 4 Years of Age

  • Should not use Children’s FLONASE.

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 for 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 2 months a year.

WARNINGS

Children’s FLONASE should only be sprayed in the nose. Don’t spray it in the eyes or mouth.

You should tell your child’s doctor about all of the medications your child takes including Children’s FLONASE. Children’s FLONASE can be used with
most non-prescription and prescription medicines.

However, there are a few medicines to look out for because they may cause the level of Children’s FLONASE in your child’s body to become too high.
Just to be safe, check this table to see if your child is taking any of these medicines.

If Your Child Is Taking
Here’s What to Do

Medicines for HIV infection (such as ritonavir)

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before using Children’s FLONASE.

Medicines with glucocorticoids including some medicines for skin rash (such as eczema), asthma, inflammation, allergic reactions, or eye conditions

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before using Children’s FLONASE.

Ketoconazole pills for fungal infection

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before using Children’s FLONASE.

The following children should not use Children’s FLONASE, or should check with a healthcare professional first:

If Your Child
Here’s What to Do

Is younger than 4 years of age

Do not use Children’s FLONASE.

Has or had glaucoma or cataracts

Talk to your child’s doctor before using
Children’s FLONASE.

Has an injury or surgery to their nose that is not fully healed

Do not use Children’s FLONASE.

Has ever had an allergic reaction to Children’s FLONASE or any of its ingredients

Do not use Children’s FLONASE.

Is taking medicine for HIV infection (such as ritonavir)

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before
using Children’s FLONASE.

Is taking ketoconazole pills (medicine for fungal infection)

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before
using Children’s FLONASE.

Is using a steroid medicine for asthma, allergies, skin rash, allergic reactions, inflammation, or eye conditions

Talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist before
using Children’s FLONASE.

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