Avamys is a nasal spray, with its primary active ingredient being a glucocorticosteroid called fluticasone furoate. It reduces inflammatory reactions of the nasal mucous membrane.
What is Avamys used for?
Avamys spray is prescribed by doctors for allergic rhinitis, a condition in which the patient is suffering from a runny and/or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and/or eyes, and watery and/or red eyes. Allergic rhinitis may be caused by hay fever or allergies to pets, dust mites or certain fungi. The symptoms may be seasonal, but some people suffer chronically. Avamys fights the allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa, thereby reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Sufferers usually notice an improvement of symptoms within a day of beginning to use Avamys spray.
How to use Avamys
Avamys nasal spray should be administered daily at a fixed time. Shake the Avamys nasal spray before use. Aim the nozzle of the sprayer, during the administration of the Avamys spray, as much as possible to the outside of the nostril (away from the nasal septum) and inhale the liquid well to ensure that the medication targets the right place. A complete overview of the use of Avamys spray can be found in the leaflet. After opening, Avamys nasal spray it can be stored for two months in a cool, dry place (not in the refrigerator or freezer).
Avamys contains 27.5 micrograms of fluticasone furoate per spray. Ask your doctor how often and how long you should use Avamys nasal spray. General guidelines for dosage are as follows:
- Adults and children over the age of 12: two sprays in each nostril once daily.
- Children between 6 and 12 years: one spray in each nostril once daily.
Avamys nasal spray is not suitable for children younger than six years old. You can take a dose that you have missed, unless it is almost time for the next dose. Never take an extra spray of Avamys nasal spray to compensate for a missed dose.
While using Avamys nasal spray, some side effects may occur, including nosebleeds (from long-term use), irritation of nose and/or throat and headaches. The leaflet provides full details of all contraindications, warnings and side effects.
Pregnancy / breastfeeding
The use of Avamys spray is not recommended for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Talk with your doctor about other medications that you can use safely.