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BOOTS HAYFEVER RELIEF 50 MICROGRAM NASAL SPRAY (BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE)

Active substance: BECLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE

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PATIENT LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

ASDA HAYFEVER RELIEF 50 MICROGRAMS/DOSE NASAL SPRAY
Contains 50 micrograms of Beclometasone Dipropionate per spray
The name of your medicine is Asda Hayfever Relief 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray, which will be referred to as
Hayfever Relief Spray throughout the rest of this document.
R
 ead all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine.
• 
This medicine is available without prescription. However,
you still need to use Hayfever Relief Spray carefully to get
the best results from it.
• 
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
•  you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
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pharmacist.
•  any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any
If
side effects not listed in the leaflet, please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Hayfever Relief Spray is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Hayfever Relief Spray
3. How to use Hayfever Relief Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hayfever Relief Spray
6. Further information

1.  HAT HAYFEVER RELIEF SPRAY IS AND WHAT IT IS
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USED FOR
Beclometasone Dipropionate is a steroid. It is used for the
treatment and prevention of allergic rhinitis, including
hayfever. It acts by reducing the inflammation of your nose
which may be the cause of your sneezing, or an itchy, blocked
or runny nose.

2. BEFORE YOU USE HAYFEVER RELIEF SPRAY
Do not use Hayfever Relief Spray if you:
•  allergic (hypersensitive) to Beclometasone Dipropionate
are
or any of the other ingredients of Hayfever Relief Spray (see
Section 6 for all the ingredients of this medicine).
•  under 18 years of age. Children or adolescents under
are
18 years should discuss their hayfever treatment with a
pharmacist or doctor.
T
 ake special care and talk to your doctor before using
this nasal spray if you:
• 
have kidney problems
• 
have ever suffered from glaucoma (increased pressure in
the eye, eye pain or blurred vision)
•  suffering from either a nose infection or sinus trouble
are
• 
have recently had surgery or an injury to your nose or
ulcers in your nose

•  taking or have recently been treated with other corticosteroid
are
medicines such as asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal
sprays, eye or nose drops, creams or ointments.
• are taking any other medicines
If you develop a rash or swelling, stop taking this
medicine and tell your doctor immediately.
P
 regnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, intend to
become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, speak with your
doctor before using this medicine. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before using any medicine.

3. HOW TO USE HAYFEVER RELIEF SPRAY
Always use Hayfever Relief Spray exactly as described in the
leaflet.
U
 sing this medicine (Adults aged 18 or over)
Hayfever Relief Spray is not to be used by children or
adolescents under 18 years of age.
The recommended dose is two sprays into each nostril twice a
day. The maximum daily dose is a total of eight sprays.
Use your nasal spray regularly for maximum relief. It may take
a few days for your medicine to work.
Do not exceed the dose stated in this leaflet.
Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce to
one spray into each nostril twice a day. However, if you notice that
your symptoms become worse you should increase the daily dose
to two sprays into each nostril twice a day. If your symptoms have
not improved after 14 days consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this product continuously for more than 3 months
without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are suffering from an allergy which also causes watery
or irritated eyes, you may need to consult your doctor or
pharmacist for some extra medication.
Method of administration
If you have any problems about using your nasal spray, ask
your pharmacist.
1.  emove the dust-cap. Shake the bottle gently.
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2.  n first using the nasal spray prepare for use by pressing
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down on the white collar using both your index and middle
fingers. Keep the base supported with your thumb (figure 2).

Continue to press down until the collar stops and then
allow it to return to its original position. Repeat this action
until a fine spray appears. First five attempts to produce a
spray should be allowed to go to waste. Now the spray is
ready to use.
3.  o use the spray, first blow your nose gently. Closing one
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nostril off as shown, bend your head forward slightly. Hold
the bottle upright and carefully insert the applicator into the
other nostril (figure 3).
4.  lowly begin to breathe in through your nose and whilst
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doing so press down firmly on the white collar to produce a
fine spray inside your nose. Breathe out through your mouth
(figure 4).
5.  epeat step 3 and 4 to squirt a second spray in the same
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nostril.

Wash the nozzle frequently with warm water. This will
prevent it from getting blocked. If the pump has not been
used for a short period of time, re-priming may be
necessary (see Step 2 above).
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If you use more of Hayfever Relief Spray than you
should contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to use Hayfever Relief Spray take a dose as
soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose
though, do not double the dose, just carry on as before.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Hayfever Relief Spray can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience one of the following very rare serious
side effects, stop using Hayfever Relief Spray and
consult your doctor immediately:
• 
Swelling of your eyes, face, lips or throat
• You develop a rash
• Shortness of breath or wheezing
• You start feeling faint
Other side effects include:
• dryness
• 
irritation of the nose and throat
• 
unpleasant taste and smell
• nose bleeds
• 
raised intra-ocular pressure (increased pressure inside the
eye which may lead to problems with your eyes such as
pain or blurred vision)

• 
glaucoma (eye disease affecting the optic nerve)
•  hole or perforation in the nasal septum (the skin tissue
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which separates the nostrils)
In some cases, particularly when Hayfever Relief Spray has
been used at high doses for long periods the normal
production of steroids in the body is affected. This is more
likely to happen if you use high doses for a long time.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE HAYFEVER RELIEF SPRAY
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Do not use Hayfever Relief Spray after the expiry date which is
stated on the label and carton. The expiry refers to the last day
of that month.
Discard the contents 3 months after first opening.
• 
Store below 25°C
•  not refrigerate
Do
• 
Protect from light
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your Pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Hayfever Relief Spray contains
The active substance is Beclometasone Dipropionate and each
spray contains 50 micrograms.
The other ingredients are dextrose anhydrous, polysorbate 80,
dispersible cellulose, benzalkonium chloride 95%,
phenylethanol and purified water.
Hayfever Relief Spray is supplied in a white plastic (high
density polyethylene) bottle fitted with a screw on pump
covered by a dustcap. The bottle provides 200 sprays.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The marketing authorisation is held by Ayrton Saunders Ltd
9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 1NU, UK
The medicine is made by Pharmaserve (North West) Ltd,
9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn,
Cheshire. WA7 1NU.
This leaflet was revised October 2014
PL 16431/0121

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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