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ALL FLONASE SENSIMIST TOPICS
FLONASE SENSIMIST is an allergy medicine that works directly in your nose to relieve a broad range of nasal allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander.
There is virtually no-drip, it is scent-free, features an ergonomically designed bottle with the shortest nozzle of any allergy spray, plus it is alcohol-free and available without a prescription.
Children ages 2 to 11 can use FLONASE SENSIMIST, but at a lower dose—1 spray per nostril each day, instead of 2, and for a shorter period of time than adults—up to 2 months of use per year.
When used long-term, intranasal glucocorticoids like 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 ages 2 to 11 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.
The active ingredient in FLONASE SENSIMIST is called fluticasone furoate. Fluticasone furoate is a glucocorticoid. It works in your nose to relieve your allergy symptoms. Barely any of it travels through your body. It’s been prescribed by doctors for years and used effectively by millions.
Glucocorticoids are substances produced 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.
In fact, world class athletes are allowed to use glucocorticoids during competition to treat their allergies.
How long your FLONASE SENSIMIST lasts depends on the number of sprays indicated on the bottle.
Assuming you follow the instructions for priming the pump, you’re 12 or older, and use 2 sprays per nostril each day:
A 60-spray bottle will last you 2 weeks.
And a 120-spray bottle will last you 4 weeks.
For children ages 2 to 11 who use 1 spray in each nostril each day:
A 60-spray bottle lasts 4 weeks.
And a 120-spray bottle lasts 8 weeks.
Remember, FLONASE SENSIMIST is designed with a volume viewing window to monitor volume in the bottle.
FLONASE SENSIMIST can be used with most non-prescription and prescription medicines. However, medicines for HIV infection, medicines with glucocorticoids, and pills for fungal infection may cause the level of FLONASE SENSIMIST in your body to become too high.
That’s why it’s important to tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including FLONASE SENSIMIST.
When you use FLONASE SENSIMIST, you may feel a very gentle mist, but the mist is so ﬁne you may not even notice it. Even if you don’t feel the mist, don’t use more than 2 sprays in each nostril per day if you’re 12 or older, and 1 spray in each nostril per day if you’re administering to a child aged 2 to 11.
Serious side effects are rare with FLONASE SENSIMIST because FLONASE SENSIMIST is applied locally at the source without traveling through the body.
However, like all medicines, FLONASE SENSIMIST can cause side effects in some people. Here are some side effects that have been reported with FLONASE SENSIMIST and what to do if you experience any of them.
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 SENSIMIST 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 SENSIMIST 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 SENSIMIST 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.
Although uncommon, some people may sneeze, or feel a slight stinging in their nose after spraying FLONASE SENSIMIST in their nostrils. It’s nothing to be alarmed about, the feeling should go away in a few seconds.
The ability of FLONASE SENSIMIST to relieve itchy, watery eyes in those aged 2 to 11 has not been sufficiently studied.
For complete guidance, check the Drug Facts label on the back of the FLONASE SENSIMIST package.
ALL CHILDREN'S FLONASE SENSIMIST TOPICS
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.
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.
No, Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST is not a treatment for asthma. Ask your child’s pediatrician what medicine they should take for their asthma.
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.
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.
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
• Itchy eyes*
• Watery eyes*
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.
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.
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.
Stop using Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST and ask your child’s pediatrician.