Uses

Fluticasone is used to treat certain growths in the nose (nasal polyps). It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Fluticasone works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages. This can help decrease symptoms such as stuffy nose.

How to use Fluticasone Aerosol, Breath Activated

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use this medication in the nose as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day. Do not spray in the eyes or mouth. Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Follow the instructions to properly prime the spray pump if you are using the spray for the first time or if you have not used it for 7 days or more. When priming the pump, make sure to spray away from your face.

To use the spray, remove the protective cap and shake the container well. Tilt your head slightly forward and carefully insert the nasal applicator into a nostril. Insert the mouthpiece into your mouth. Blow hard into the mouthpiece. While blowing into the mouthpiece, press on the bottle to spray the medicine into your nostril. Do not spray directly onto the middle wall of your nose (nasal septum). Do not close your other nostril or breathe in through your nose while the medicine is being sprayed. Repeat in the other nostril.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose or use it more often than directed.

Keep track of the number of sprays used from the bottle. Discard the bottle after you have used the number of sprays written on the manufacturer's package.

This medication does not work right away. It may take several days for symptoms to get better and several months or longer before you get the full benefit of this drug.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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