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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?

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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?

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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™?

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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™?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.
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.

What if I feel stinging in my nose or sneeze?

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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?

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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?

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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™?

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