Avamys contains the active ingredient fluticasone furoate with each dose delivering 27.5mcg of fluticasone.
The spray contains a white suspension which is delivered as a fine mist.
Avamys (fluticasone furoate 27.5mcg) is indicated to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adults, adolescents and children over the age of 6
For adults and adolescents over the age of 12
The normal starting dose is TWO sprays into each nostril ONCE daily. Once symptoms are controlled, the dose should be reduced to ONE spray in each nostril ONCE daily for maintenance.
Under 12 years old (6-11 year old)
The normal starting dose is ONE spray to each nostril ONCE daily. For patients who do not respond to this dose can be increased to TWO sprays to each nostril ONCE daily. This should be reduced however ack to ONE spray in each nostril ONCE daily as soon as control of symptoms is achieved.
Under 6 years old
Product not recommended
These are the recommended doses (www.medicines.org.uk) however you should always use the product as instructed by your prescriber.
What is Avamys used for
Avamys reduces inflammatory reactions of the mucous membrane within the nasal passages.
Avamys is prescribed by doctors for allergic rhinitis: a condition in which the patient usually suffers from a runny and / or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and / or eyes, watery and / or red eyes.
Allergic rhinitis may be caused by hay fever or allergies to pets, dust mites or certain fungi.
Commonly, the symptoms are seasonal, but some people suffer chronically. Avamys fights the allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa thereby reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
How to take Avamys
Avamys nasal spray should be administered daily at a fixed time. Shake the nasal spray before use. Aim the nozzle (during the administration of the nasal spray) as much as possible to the outside of the nostril (so not toward the nasal septum) and inhale the liquid well.
Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, Avamys can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
- nosebleeds (long term use)
- irritation of nose and / or throat
- Difficulty swallowing