Information about Avamys drug, how to use, dosage and side effects:
Avamys nasal spray (fluticasone furoate), suspension, is used to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, including nasal congestion, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, watery eyes then, itching, or redness of the eyes in adults and children older than 6 years. Allergy symptoms can occur at certain times of the year and be caused by allergy to grass or tree pollen (hay fever), or they may occur throughout the year and be caused by allergy to animals, house dust (mites) or mold. Drug Avamys belongs to the group of medicines referred as glucocorticoids. Avamys works by reducing allergy – induced inflammation (rhinitis). This information can not replace the advice of your doctor. So if you have any questions about this drug or if you notice any side effects, please contact your doctor or pharmacist. Also, for more information about the medicine including information about who and why should not use the drug Avamys, as well as possible side effects, please consult your doctor.
Do not use this drug:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluticasone or any other ingredients of Avamys.
Be careful when applying this medicine:
If you have any liver problems, tell your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor may adjust the dose of Avamys. Application of nasal glucocorticoids (such as Avamys) for prolonged periods can lead to growth retardation in children. The doctor will regularly monitor your child’s height, and make sure it uses the lowest effective dose.
Interactions (The usage of other medicines):
Please note that this information may relate to the medicines that you longer apply, and the medicines that you are planning to apply in the future. Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently applied any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription.
It is particularly important to inform your doctor if you are using or have recently used any of the following medications:
- Drugs or a corticosteroid steroid injections;
- corticosteroid creams;
- medicines for asthma;
- ritonavir, which is used in the treatment of HIV infection;
- ketoconazole, used for the treatment of fungal infections
Your doctor will assess whether you may not use Avamys simultaneously with these drugs.
Taking Avamys with food and liquid:
It is not applicable.
Drug use during pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, unless your doctor says otherwise. Do not use Avamys if you are breast-feeding a child.
The effect of this drug on the management of motor vehicles and machinery operation:
It is unlikely that Avamys can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery.
Apply the medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed. If you feel that the medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.If you are not sure and have concerns related to the application of the medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist!
Avamys should be sprayed into the nose in the form of a fine spray. Practically has no taste. Avamys spray should never be used as a medicine for the eyes!
When you use this spray:
- use it once a day;
- use it at the same times each day.
This way, the drug will work to your symptoms throughout the day and night.
Some people will not feel the full effect of drug action in the first few days after onset of therapy. However, medication is typically effective after 8 to 24 hours from the start of drug administration.
Adults and children over 12 age:
- The usual starting dose is two sprays in each nostril once daily.
- Once you gain control of symptoms, you can reduce the dose to one spray in each nostril once daily.
Children under 12 age:
- For children aged 6 to 11 , the usual starting dose is one spray in each nostril once daily.
- If symptoms are very severe, your doctor may increase the dose to two sprays in each nostril once daily, to gain control of symptoms. Then it is possible to reduce the dose of the one spray into each nostril once daily.
- Children under 6 years should not apply this drug.
If you apply more than the prescribed dose is, consult your doctor or pharmacist!
If you forget to take the drug:
If you forget to take medication on time, do not use double dose later. Simply continue to use the drug according to the usual schedule.
- If you miss the dose, take it when as soon as possible.
- If the time for next dose is close enough, then you will have to wait until then. Do not take double dose to make up for a missed one.
If you have any questions about this drug use, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Very common (may occur in more than 1 in 10 people):
- Bleeding from the nose (usually minimal), especially if you are using the medicine for more than 6 weeks continuously.
Common side effects (may occur in less than 1 in 10 people, with more than 1 in 100 people):
- Irritation or discomfort inside the nose – may occur when you blow your nose bleed. The above phenomenon may be due to the existence of ulceration in the nose.
If you notice any of the side effects, please tell your doctor or pharmacist!
This drug is also known as: Flonase, Veramyst, fluticasone furoat
For more information about drug Avamys visit Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluticasone_furoate