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FLIXONASE ALLERGY NASAL SPRAY

Active substance(s): FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE MICRONISED

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Take special care with Pirinase Allergy

Fluticasone Propionate
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use
Pirinase Allergy 0.05% Nasal Spray carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand,
ask your pharmacist.

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What Pirinase Allergy does
Check before you use Pirinase Allergy
How to use Pirinase Allergy
Possible side effects
How to store Pirinase Allergy
Further information

1. What Pirinase Allergy does
Pirinase Allergy is used to treat and prevent the allergic symptoms of
hayfever and other airborne allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite and mould
spore allergies. It relieves symptoms including sneezing, itchy and watery eyes
and a runny, itchy or blocked-up nose, for up to 24 hours.
The active ingredient is fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid which, when
used every day, has an anti-inflammatory action and works in a similar way to
natural body chemicals to control inflammation. This spray helps to control
your body’s reactions to allergens (‘triggers’) in the environment.

2. Check before you use Pirinase Allergy
Do not use Pirinase Allergy:
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to fluticasone propionate or to
any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
if you are under 18 years.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pirinase Allergy if you have
an infection in your nose or sinuses, if you have a high temperature or you
have recently had surgery, an injury or ulcers in your nose.
If your symptoms do not improve, or are not well controlled, after 7 days,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use continuously for more than 3 months unless your doctor tells
you to.

If you forget to use the spray
Take your next dose at the usual time. Never take two doses together.

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Before using a new bottle of Pirinase Allergy:
Your Pirinase Allergy spray has a dust cap which protects the nozzle and
keeps it clean. Remember to take it off before you use the spray (Picture
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Before you start to use a new bottle of Pirinase Allergy, or if you have not
used the spray for a few days, press the pump down several times until
you get a fine spray.
Hold the bottle as shown with your forefinger and middle finger on the
collar either side of the nozzle and your thumb underneath the bottle.
Keeping your thumb still, press down with your fingers to pump the spray
(Picture 2).
When doing this make sure you do not point the nozzle at yourself or
someone else.
If the spray still doesn’t work, try to clean it as described under the ‘To
clean the spray’ section. Do not try to unblock or enlarge the tiny spray
hole with a pin or other sharp objects because this will destroy the spray
mechanism.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are taking
any prescribed medicines; particularly corticosteroid medicines (including
eczema creams, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, nasal sprays, and eye or
nose drops); ritonavir (an anti-HIV medicine) or ketoconazole (for fungal
infections).

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before using Pirinase Allergy if you are pregnant, trying to
become pregnant or are breast feeding.

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3. How to use Pirinase Allergy
Always shake well before use. Only use in the nose. Do not swallow.
Pirinase Allergy quickly starts to reduce inflammation and swelling in your
nose, although it may take 3 or 4 days to build up to its maximum protective
effect. To prevent the onset of symptoms, start to use Pirinase Allergy before
exposure to one of your usual ‘triggers’. You should try to use the spray in the
morning.

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Adults aged 18 years and over:
Spray two puffs into each nostril once daily.

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Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce the
dose to one puff into each nostril once daily.
If your symptoms are especially bad, you may need to spray two
puffs into each nostril twice daily until your symptoms improve.
Do not spray more than 8 sprays (400 micrograms) in a day.
Use the lowest dose possible to control your symptoms.
If your symptoms do not improve, or are not well controlled,
after 7 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use more than the recommended dose.

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To clean the spray:

1. Shake the bottle well and remove the dust cap.
2. Blow your nose gently.
3. Close one nostril as shown and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt
your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright. Hold the bottle as
shown (Picture 3).
4. Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in,
squirt a spray of fine mist into your nostril by pressing down firmly on the
collar with your fingers (Picture 4).
5. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat step 4 to take a second spray in
the same nostril.
6. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breathe out through your mouth
(Picture 5).
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other nostril.
8. After using the spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or
handkerchief and replace the dust cap.

5. How to store Pirinase Allergy

1. Take the dust cap and nozzle off (Picture 6).

Using Pirinase Allergy:

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Use within three months of first use.
Do not store above 30°C.

2. Soak the nozzle and dust cap in warm water for a few minutes and then
rinse under a running tap.
3. Shake off the excess water and allow to dry in a warm place – not too hot!
4. Re-fit the nozzle.

Active ingredient Each spray contains
Fluticasone Propionate 50 micrograms.
Other ingredients Dextrose (anhydrous), microcrystalline cellulose,
carboxymethylcellulose sodium, phenylethyl alcohol, benzalkonium chloride,
polysorbate 80, purified water and dilute hydrochloric acid.

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The bottle contains 60 sprays.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare,
Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.

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The manufacturer is Glaxo Wellcome SA, 09400 Aranda de Duero, Burgos,
Spain.

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This leaflet was last revised in May 2015.
This information in this leaflet only applies to Pirinase Allergy 0.05% Nasal
Spray.

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6. Further information

5. If necessary, press the pump down several times until you get a fine spray.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pirinase Allergy can have side effects, but not everybody
gets them.

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Stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical help if you experience:
Allergic reactions. These may include developing a rash, swelling of the
mouth or face or having difficulty breathing.

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Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
Eye problems such as pain or blurred vision.
Nasal problems such as pain and/or persistent bleeding.

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The following side effects may occur:
Sneezing after using the spray but this soon stops.
You may notice an unpleasant taste or smell.
Nose bleeds.
Dryness or irritation in the nose or throat.
Headache.

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It is important to follow the dose instructions shown in Section 3. Using Pirinase
Allergy at higher doses or for longer than 3 months at a time can cause a
number of changes in your body such as catching infections more easily. If you
do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

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