How it works
Flonase contains certain chemicals that prevent the release of certain chemicals in the body that causes inflammation.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage. .
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do I store Flonase
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
You must immediately contact an emergency poison control center if you suspect an overdose.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
To be avoided
You must avoid using Flonase if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Flonase is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Patients who were using oral steroid based medications like prednisone and have recently shifted to Flonase will take time to adjust and produce enough natural steroids to handle situations like injury, surgery, a sudden asthma attack or the loss of blood electrolytes.
This can be a potentially dangerous situation that may even prove to be fatal.
So you should carry an id card on your body saying that you might require an oral steroid if any one of these situations occur.
Ensure that your doctor knows that you are using Flonase before undergoing any surgery or emergency procedure
Flonase reduces the immunity of the body. It increases your chances of contracting infections. So avoid contact with people who have contagious infections.
Live vaccines like measles and mumps should be avoided while using Flonase.
If you have never had chickenpox, shingles, or measles, then you must be doubly careful and completely avoid contact with anyone who has these conditions.
Flonase must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Flonase is safe in children below 4 years of age.
Information for Pregnant Women
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category C
Discuss with your healthcare provider about the potential risk that it may pose to your baby before using the drug.
Some medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.