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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FLONASE SENSIMIST ALLERGY RELIEF?

Get answers to all of your questions so you can achieve more complete allergy relief.

  • What is FLONASE SENSIMIST Allergy Relief?

    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.

  • How does FLONASE SENSIMIST work?

    FLONASE SENSIMIST works directly in your nose to help block your allergic reaction right at the source, by acting on multiple inflammatory substances including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes. 

    If you don’t remember all of those, it’s okay. Suffice it to say, FLONASE SENSIMIST helps block 6 inflammatory substances, while most common over-the-counter allergy pills act on histamine alone.*

    FLONASE SENSIMIST not only relieves sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes,†† but it also relieves nasal congestion.

     

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

    ††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 children use FLONASE SENSIMIST?

    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.

  • What is the active ingredient in FLONASE SENSIMIST?

    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 should a bottle of FLONASE SENSIMIST last?

    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.

  • Can I use FLONASE SENSIMIST with other medicines?

    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.

  • What will FLONASE SENSIMIST feel like inside my nose?

    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.

  • Does FLONASE SENSIMIST have side effects?

    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.

    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 SENSIMIST and see a doctor right away.

    Nose injury
       
    • Severe or frequent nosebleeds
    Apply pressure to the 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.
  • What if I feel stinging in my nose or sneeze?

    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.

  • How is FLONASE SENSIMIST different than antihistamine pills?

    Unlike an antihistamine pill, which only blocks histamine, FLONASE SENSIMIST Allergy Relief works by helping to block 6 inflammatory allergic substances.* 

    FLONASE SENSIMIST works right in your nose to relieve your allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold, dust, and pets. In fact, barely any of it travels through your body.

    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. 

     

    *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.

  • Why is FLONASE SENSIMIST labeled to relieve itchy, watery eyes only for ages 12 and older?

    The ability of FLONASE SENSIMIST to relieve itchy, watery eyes in those aged 2 to 11 has not been sufficiently studied.

     

     

  • Who should not use FLONASE SENSIMIST?

    For complete guidance, check the Drug Facts label on the back of the FLONASE SENSIMIST package.