THE FLIXONASE®

DIFFERENCE 

USES

FLIXONASE® temporarily prevents and relieves these symptoms of hayfever and those caused by other airborne allergens such as house dust mites, mould spores and pet dander including:

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Sneezing

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Runny nose

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Itchy nose

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Blocked nose

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Sinus pain & congestion 

You may start to feel relief after the first day and full effect after several days of regular, once-daily use.

Flixonase bottle

DOSAGE:

 

Age 18 or older

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Use two sprays into each nostril once a day. Do not use more than two sprays into each nostril per day. Do not use more than the recommended dose.

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It is important that you use the nasal spray regularly for the recommended treatment duration.

WARNINGS

Only for use in the nose. Do not spray into your eyes or mouth.

DO NOT USE

Do not use Flixonase if you have a known sensitivity to any of its ingredients, or a history of allergic reaction to other corticosteroids.

TAKE SPECIAL CARE AND CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS MEDICINE:

If you have a high temperature, cold or have been diagnosed with a sinus infection.

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief or any of its ingredients.

If you have recently had surgery or an injury to the nose, or ulcers in the nose.

If you have or have recently suffered from a nasal infection in or around the nose.

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

If you are breastfeeding.

If you are taking ritonavir (a medicine used to treat HIV) unless told to do so by your doctor.

If you are using ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections) unless told to do so by your doctor.

If you are using other corticosteroid medicines – these may include some eczema creams, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal sprays, and eye or nose drops.

You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you take including FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief.

There are a few medicines to look out for because they may cause the level of FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief in your body to become too high.

Check this table:

IF YOU'RE TAKING: HERE'S WHAT TO DO:
Medicines for HIV infection (such as ritonavir) Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief.

Tablets for fungal infection (such as ketoconazole) 
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief.
Other corticosteroid medicines – these may include some eczema creams, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal sprays, and eye or nose drops Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief.

Serious side effects are rare with FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief because FLIXONASE® Allergy & Hayfever Relief works in your nose and barely any of it travels through your body. However, like all medicines, FLIXONASE® can cause side effects in some people.

Below are some side effects that have been reported with FLIXONASE®. If you have any concerns about side effects, talk with your doctor.

When using this product you may experience:
  • Nosebleeds
  • Headache
  • Unpleasant taste or smell
  • A dry or irritated throat or nose
    • Rare instances of glaucoma and increased intra-ocular pressure have been reported following administration of intranasal corticosteroids, as a class effect.
    •  Candidiasis of the throat can occur in patients treated with intranasal steroids. Special care should be taken when treating patients who may be susceptible to candida infections (eg diabetics).

 

 

Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately if:
  • You experience an allergic reaction such as skin rashes and itching, sometimes with breathing problems or swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, or face
  • You get new changes to your vision that develop after starting this product. There have been rare reports of eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma in people who have used large amounts of corticosteroids over a period of several years.
  • You get small holes (perforations) in the ridge inside the nose that separates the nostrils
IF YOU USE MORE MEDICINE THAN RECOMMENDED:
  • Seek medical advice

 

 

Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate 50mcg per spray. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and allergic rhinitis including hayfever. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

 

Flixonase is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Auckland, New Zealand. TAPS PP8551 

The information on this site is intended for visitors from New Zealand only. See our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate 50mcg per spray. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and allergic rhinitis including hayfever. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

 

Flixonase is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Auckland, New Zealand. TAPS XXXXXXX

The information on this site is intended for visitors from New Zealand only. See our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

 

 

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