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FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander for a full 24 hours, including:

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

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DOSING

Adults and 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 once daily, as needed to treat your symptoms.
  • After 6 months of daily use—ask your doctor if you can keep using.

Children 2 to 11 Years of Age

  • An adult should supervise use.
  • Use 1 spray in each nostril once daily.
  • Do not add additional dosing.
  • 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

FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is meant to work in your nose. Never use in eyes or mouth.

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.

Below are some side effects that have been reported when using FLONASE®  S SENSIMIST™. 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 these symptoms, stop using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ and see a doctor right away.
Nose injury
  • Severe or frequent nosebleeds
Apply pressure to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ 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® 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.

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

FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ 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 FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ in your body to become too high. Just to be safe, check this table to see if you’re taking any of these medicines.

  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® SENSIMIST™.
  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® SENSIMIST™.
  Ketoconazole pills for fungal infection Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.

Some people should not use FLONASE® SENSIMIST™, or need to check with a health professional first. This table offers a quick summary of these situations:

  If You Here’s What to Do
  Are younger than 2 Do not use FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Are pregnant or breast-feeding Talk to a healthcare professional before using
FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Have or had glaucoma or cataracts Talk to your doctor before using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Have an injury or surgery to your nose that is not fully healed Do not use FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Have ever had an allergic reaction to FLONASE®   SENSIMIST™ or any of its ingredients Do not use FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Are taking medicines for HIV infection (such as ritonavir) Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  Are taking ketoconazole pills
(medicine for fungal infection)
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
  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® SENSIMIST™.

WARNINGS

FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is meant to work in your nose. Never use in eyes or mouth.

SIDE EFFECTS

USE WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS

WHO SHOULD NOT USE

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.

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

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® SENSIMIST™ 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® SENSIMIST™ and see a doctor right away. This could be a sign of damage to your nose. Stop using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ 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® SENSIMIST™ 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® SENSIMIST™ 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.

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

FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ 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 FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ in your body to become too high. Just to be safe, check this table to see if you’re taking any of these medicines.

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® SENSIMIST™
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® SENSIMIST™
If You’re Taking Ketoconazole pills for fungal infection
Here’s What to Do Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.

Some people should not use FLONASE® SENSIMIST™, or need to check with a health professional first. This table offers a quick summary of these situations:

If You Are younger than 2
Here’s What to Do Do not use FLONASE®SENSIMIST™.
If You Are pregnant or breast-feeding
Here’s What to Do Talk to a healthcare professional before using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
If You Have or had glaucoma or cataracts
Here’s What to Do Talk to your doctor before using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
If You Have an injury or surgery to your nose that is not fully healed
Here’s What to Do Do not use FLONASE®SENSIMIST™.
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®SENSIMIST™.
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® SENSIMIST™.
If You Are taking ketoconazole pills (medicine for fungal infection)
Here’s What to Do Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLONASE® SENSIMIST™.
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® SENSIMIST™.

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