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NOW IS THE TIME TO BE GREATER THAN YOUR ALLERGIES

Get the answers you need to help you live a life uninterrupted by allergies.

What is FLONASE® Allergy Relief and how does it work?

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FLONASE® Allergy Relief is a nasal spray that works directly in the nose to relieve nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms. FLONASE® contains fluticasone propionate—which for years has been the #1-prescribed allergy ingredient.*.

As a nasal spray now available over the counter, FLONASE® Allergy Relief works right in the nose, and is minimally absorbed by the body.1

1. Sastre J, Mosges R. Local and systemic safety of intranasal corticosteroids. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 22.1 (2012): n. pag. Web. 13 Oct. 2016. http://www.jiaci.org/issues/vol22issue1/1.pdf

What symptoms can FLONASE® relieve?

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FLONASE® provides 24-hour relief of:

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

How quickly does FLONASE® start working?

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

Use FLONASE® every day as full effectiveness is usually achieved after 3 or 4 days of continuous use.

How long does FLONASE® provide relief from allergy symptoms?

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FLONASE® works directly at the source, giving you 24-hour relief from your nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms.

FLONASE® is meant to control your symptoms every day—all day and all night.

How many doses of FLONASE® are needed daily for an adult?

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In your first week, use 2 sprays in each nostril every day. After your first week, if your symptoms are under control, you may reduce to 1 spray in each nostril every day. If your symptoms get worse, go back to 2 sprays in each nostril.

Ages Users 12 years of age and older
Dosage Up to 2 sprays to each nostril daily
Duration before checking with a doctor Up to 6 months of daily use
Ages Users 12 years of age and older
Dosage Up to 2 sprays to each nostril daily
Duration before checking with a doctor Up to 6 months of daily use

What are the dosing instructions and restrictions for children using FLONASE®?

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In their first week, children between the ages of 4 and 11 should use 1 spray in each nostril every day.

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.

Ages Children 4-11
years of age
Children under 4
years of age
Dosage 1 spray in each
nostril once daily
Do not use.
Duration before
checking with a doctor
Up to 2 months
of use a year
Do not use.
Ages Children
4-11
years of age
Children under 4
years of age
Dosage 1 spray in each
nostril once daily
Do not use.
Duration before
checking with a doctor
Up to 2 months
of use a year
Do not use.

What do you do if you miss a day of FLONASE® treatment?

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If you miss a dose, just use your regular dose the next day. Don’t add an extra dose to make up for it.

Does FLONASE® relieve allergy symptoms of the eyes?

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FLONASE® is the first allergy nasal spray that is indicated for both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms. FLONASE® helps relieve itchy and watery eyes.

Does FLONASE® relieve sinus pain and pressure?

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FLONASE® is for the treatment of allergy-related symptoms. If you feel severe pain in your face, have thick nasal discharge, or think you may have a sinus infection, stop using FLONASE® and see your doctor. Your doctor may want to consider if other medicines are needed.

Does FLONASE® relieve symptoms of indoor as well as outdoor allergies?

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FLONASE® helps relieve a broad range of symptoms from many allergens. FLONASE® helps with outdoor allergens such as weed pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen, and mold spores. It also helps with indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold.

What are the side effects of FLONASE®?

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Serious side effects are rare with FLONASE®. 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 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 you feel any of the symtpoms, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
Nose injury
  • Severe or frequent nosebleeds

 

Apply pressure to the 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
Schedule 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 child’s doctor if you are concerned or if your child is between 2 and 11 years of age and needs to use FLONASE® Allergy Relief for longer than 2 months a year.
Other side effects
  • Headaches or sneezing
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Dry or irritated nose or throat
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.
Side Effects Allergic reaction to the product
What Could Happen
  • Sudden swelling of the face or tongue
  • A rash
  • Wheezing or feeling faint
What to Do If you feel any of these symptoms, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
Side Effects 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 right away.This could be a sign of damage to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see a doctor right away.
Side Effects Eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma
What Could Happen
  • Cloudy vision
  • Reduced vision
What to Do Schedule 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 Effects Growth effects
What Could Happen
  • Slower growth rate in some children while using product
What to Do Talk to your child’s doctor if you are concerned or if your child is between 2 and 11 years of age and needs to use FLONASE® Allergy Relief for longer than 2 months a year.
Side Effects Other side effects
What Could Happen
  • Headaches or sneezing
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Dry or irritated nose or throat
What to Do Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.

How is FLONASE® different from an antihistamine tablet?

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FLONASE® helps block 6 of the key allergic responses your body has to allergies while antihistamines help block 1 of the responses.*

Antihistamines work by blocking the effects of histamine, which is only 1 of the 6 key chemicals released in the inflammatory cascade.

FLONASE® is a nasal spray that works directly at the source—in the nose, where you need it most.

*Mechanism vs most 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 FLONASE® compare to other nasal sprays?

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FLONASE® is the first allergy nasal spray that is indicated for both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms, blocking 6 of the allergic responses your body has to allergies.*

Unlike some decongestant nasal sprays, which cannot be used for more than 3 days, FLONASE® Allergy Relief can be used every day and provides sustained 24-hour symptom relief.1,2

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

1. GlaxoSmithKline. Data on file. 2013.

2. Oxymetazoline HCl-menthol nasal. WebMD website. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-20236/oxymetazoline-menthol-nasal/details

Should allergy sufferers discontinue use of antihistamines if they start using FLONASE®?

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When using FLONASE®, no other allergy medicines are needed for symptom relief. FLONASE® is not indicated for use with other allergy medicines. A combination of FLONASE® with an antihistamine has not been shown to be more effective than FLONASE® alone.1

1. GlaxoSmithKline. Data on file. 2013.

Who can use FLONASE®?

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Some people should not use FLONASE®, 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 healthcare 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® or any of its ingredients Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief.
Are taking medicines 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 healthcare 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®   SENSIMIST™ or any of its ingredients
Here’s
What to
Do:
Do not use FLONASE® Allergy Relief.
If You: Are 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: 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.

What are the current medical guidelines for treating nasal allergies?

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Millions of people have used FLONASE® to help relieve allergies. The medicine in FLONASE®, fluticasone propionate, has been the most prescribed allergy medicine in the world for over 20 years.

Is FLONASE® Allergy Relief just as strong as prescription FLONASE®?

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Yes. FLONASE® Allergy Relief is exactly the same as prescription FLONASE®it’s the same medicine at the same strength and dose.

Can I use FLONASE® year round?

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If you are 12 years old or older and have been using FLONASE® steadily for 6 months, check with your doctor before continuing to use FLONASE® on a daily basis.

For users aged 4 to 11, talk to your doctor about continuing to take FLONASE® after 2 months of daily use.

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.

If my symptoms go away, should I stop using FLONASE®?

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You may be tempted to stop using FLONASE® when you start to feel better. It is important to keep using FLONASE® daily as long as allergens bother you, like pollen, mold, dust, or pet dander—so you’ll continue to enjoy relief from your symptoms.

Is FLONASE® okay to use with other medicines?

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

FLONASE® is not indicated for use with other nasal allergy medicines, but can be used with most other types of

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

If You Are Taking
Here's What to Do
Medicine 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, allergy reactions, or eye conditions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
Ketoconazole pils for fungal infection Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU'RE 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'RE TAKING: Medicines with glucocorticoids
Including some medicines for skin rash such as eczema, asthma, inflammation, allergy reactions, or eye conditions
HERE'S
WHAT TO DO:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
FLONASE® Allergy Relief
IF YOU'RE TAKING: Keroconazole
Pills for fungal infection
HERE'S
WHAT TO DO:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
FLONASE® Allergy Relief

Is FLONASE® covered by my insurance?

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Depending on the nature of your coverage, you may be able to use your Flexible Spending Account to pay for FLONASE®. Insurance coverage may vary and patients should contact their insurance provider for information.