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AN EVEN GREATER TIME TO BE A KID

Get the answers you need to help your child live a life that is bigger and greater than their allergies. 

What is Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief?

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Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is an effective allergy medicine that is full prescription-strength, now available without a prescription. It works directly in your child’s nose to help relieve their allergic reactions. Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ contains fluticasone furoate—a substance that helps to fight inflammation. It relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander.

As opposed to most over-the-counter (OTC) children’s allergy syrups, tablets, and chewables, Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ acts on multiple allergic substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown. Most common OTC children’s allergy syrups, tablets, and chewables act on histamine alone.

What is the active ingredient in Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™?

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Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ contains fluticasone furoate, a glucocorticoid, which is a substance produced naturally by your body to help fight inflammation. A glucocorticoid is a kind of steroid that is different from the anabolic (muscle-building) steroids sometimes misused by athletes. The active ingredient in Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ has been prescribed by doctors for years and used effectively by millions.

How does Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief differ from Children’s FLONASE® Allergy Relief?

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  • Both products contain the same type of allergy medicine and work the same way to relieve allergy symptoms.
  • Both allergy relief products provide more complete allergy symptom relief.*
  • Both help block 6 key allergic substances, not just 1.**
  • Both are full prescription-strength.
  • Both provide 24-hour relief.
  • Both provide 60 sprays per bottle.

The important difference between the two products is that Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ offers a different sensory experience so you can pick the product you prefer for your child. The Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ pump is on the side of the bottle and is squeezed to produce a fine, gentle mist that is alcohol-free, scent-free and is virtually drip-free.

*vs single-ingredient antihistamines that do not treat nasal congestion.

**Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE® nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.

How does Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ work?

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Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ goes right to the source of where your child’s allergies start to relieve the symptoms that make your child uncomfortable.  Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ acts on multiple inflammatory substances, including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes. The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.

Most common OTC children’s allergy syrups, tablets, and chewables act on histamine alone. Because of the way it works, it may take several days for Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ to reach maximum effect. That’s why it’s best if your child uses Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ regularly, once a day. Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ not only relieves sneezing, itchy nose, and runny nose, but also relieves nasal congestion and itchy, watery eyes.*

*Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older. See product pages for full information.

Can my child use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ for asthma?

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No, Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is not a treatment for asthma. Ask your child’s pediatrician what medicine they should take for their asthma.

Can my child use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ for colds? 

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No, use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ to treat your child’s allergiesis–not your child’s cold symptoms. If you’re not sure whether your child’s symptoms come from allergies or a cold, ask your child’s pediatrician.

If my child’s symptoms go away, should they stop using Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™?

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You may be tempted to stop administering Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief when your child starts to feel better. It’s important that they keep using Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ daily as long as they’re exposed to allergens that bother them, like pollen, mold, dust, or pet dander. This way, your child will keep feeling relief. If your child suffers allergy symptoms only during certain times, like when pollen levels are high, they may stop using Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ when that time ends. If your child is 12 years of age or older and needs to use daily for longer than 6 months or is age 2–11 and needs to use for longer than 2 months a year, check with your their pediatrician.

What symptoms does Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ relieve?

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Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander for 24 hours. These symptoms include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose    
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes*
  • Watery eyes*

*Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older. See product pages for full information.

What is the proper dosage for Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™?

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Adults should supervise the use of Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ for children ages 2­–11. Your child should use only 1 spray in each nostril once daily and no more than 1 spray. If your child misses a dose, they should use the regular dose the next day. Do not add an extra dose to make up for it. Children should use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ for the shortest amount of time necessary to achieve symptom relief. Check with your child’s pediatrician if your child needs Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ for longer than 2 months a year.*

Users who are 12 years of age and older should use 2 sprays in each nostril, once daily for the first 7 days. From week 2 onwards, use 1–2 sprays in each nostril once daily, as needed to treat symptoms. If your child is 12 years of age or older and needs to use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ daily for longer than 6 months, please check with your child’s pediatrician. 

* When used long-term, intranasal glucocorticoids like Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ may cause the growth rate of some children to be slower. Whether this will affect a child’s ultimate height is not known. As a precaution, children should use for the shortest amount of time necessary to achieve symptom relief. Talk to your child’s pediatrician if your child needs to use the spray for longer than 2 months a year.

How soon will my child get relief?

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Your child may start to feel relief the first day they use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™. Make sure they can continue using it every day, though, as it takes several days before Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ builds up to full effectiveness.

How long will the relief last for my child?

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Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is meant to control your child’s symptoms every day, all day, and all night. To help your child get this lasting relief, it’s important to use Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ regularly, once a day.

What if my child has chicken pox, measles, or tuberculosis, or comes into contact with someone who does?

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Stop using Children’s FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ and ask your child’s pediatrician.