Flonase is a nasal spray with fluticasone active component. Fluticasone is a chemical that reduces the intensity of substance release in human body, thus preventing inflammation. This medication is widely used to relieve different symptoms of cold and flu like runny or congested nose, sneezing and watery eyes caused by seasonal allergies. The spray can be used by adults and children more than 4 years old. You can purchase Flonase without prescription in online drugstores.
How does it work?
In comparison with usual antihistamine pills, Flonase inhibits the action of multiple chemicals and substances produced by human body (histamine, prostaglandins, tryptases, chemokines, cytokines, etc.). Therefore, it provides instant relief and is considered to be more effective. Blocking both allergy causing agents and the mechanism of fluid release in body, the spray can be used to suppress different allergy and cold symptoms.
How to use Flonase correctly?
Follow the instructions on the label and your doctor’s directions. One bottle should be used by one person only – do not share it with others. A regular dose is 1-2 sprays in every nostril daily. When symptoms start improving, the dose can be changed.
Before using the drug for the first time, shake it well and make a few testing sprays in the air. Then do the following:
- Clear nostrils as thoroughly as possible.
- Close one nostril, tilt the head slightly forward and put the nasal applicator into the free nostril.
- Start inhaling with your nose and press the applicator simultaneously.
- Exhale through the mouth.
- Repeat these steps for another nostril.
- Wipe the applicator with a clean tissue.
To make sure that the medication does not cause harm to your nose and sinuses, visit your doctor regularly. If you additionally use corticosteroid medications, do not stop taking them suddenly – you may have withdrawal symptoms.
As soon as the bottle is opened, you should store it at room temperature and discard as soon as you’ve make 120 sprays (about 2 months of daily use).
Warnings and precautions
Be careful when using Flonase medication: do not spray it in your eyes or mouth, and if you accidentally do it, rinse with tap water. When going through treatment, avoid contacting and being near sick or infected people, especially with measles or chicken pox. These conditions can appear to be life-threatening for people using Flonase, because this drug weakens immune system and makes body more vulnerable to infections and illnesses.
People allergic to fluticasone should not use Flonase. To ensure that it won’t cause serious side effects, consult with your doctor and inform him, if you have:
- Tuberculosis or respiratory disease.
- Diseases of liver.
- Ulcers or sores within your nose, or if it was recently injured or operated.
- Herpes virus of eyes.
Although you can buy Flonase without prescription, better consult with your doctor to define whether this drug is safe for you.
Use Flonase carefully, if you have diabetes, because this medication can boost the level of glucose in blood. Schedule of drug intake should also be altered. Pregnant and breast feeding women should consult with their doctors before using fluticasone – it is not known whether it can harm fetus.