Il farmaco viene utilizzato come trattamento di alcune forme di rinite e nei soggetti affetti da poliposi nasale. Importante il suo utilizzo nel controllo dell'evoluzione dell'asma bronchiale e di diverse malattie polmonari caratterizzate da broncostenosi.
Flonase is used for treatment of allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms including congestion, sneezing, itching, and runny nose.
Use Flonase as directed by your doctor.
• You must prime the inhaler before you use it for the first time. To prime the inhaler, shake it well for 5 seconds, then pump 1 test spray into the air away from your face. Repeat this 3 more times to be sure the inhaler is fully primed.
• You will need to reprime the inhaler if you drop it or if you have not used it in more than 4 weeks. To reprime the inhaler, shake it well for 5 seconds, then pump 1 test spray into the air away from your face. Repeat this step 1 more time to be sure the inhaler is fully primed.
• Place the mouthpiece between your lips and try to rest your tongue flat, unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Your doctor may have told you to hold the inhaler 1 or 2 inches (2 or 3 centimeters) away from your open mouth or to use a special spacing device. As you start to take a slow deep breath, press the canister and mouthpiece together at exactly the same time. This will release a dose of Flonase Inhaler. Continue breathing in slowly and deeply and hold for as long as comfortable, then breathe out slowly through pursed lips or your nose. If you are using more than 1 inhalation, wait about 30 seconds. Shake the inhaler again and repeat the above steps. Keep the spray away from your eyes.
• Using Flonase at the same time each day will help you remember to use it.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Flonase is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the nasal airway in response to allergens and irritants in the air.
If you miss a dose of Flonase, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Flonase between 39 and 86 degrees F (4 and 30 degrees C). Keep Flonase out of the reach of children and away from pets.