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FLIXONASE ALLERGY NASAL SPRAY

Active substance(s): FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE MICRONISED

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Take special care with Pirinase Hayfever

pirinase
hayfever 0.05% nasal spray
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 Hayfever 0.05% Nasal Spray carefully to get the best results from it.
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ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Pirinase Hayfever does
2. Check before you use Pirinase Hayfever
3. How to use Pirinase Hayfever
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pirinase Hayfever
6. Further information

1. What Pirinase Hayfever does

Pirinase Hayfever is used to treat and prevent the allergic symptoms of
hayfever and other airborne allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite and mould
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eyes and a runny, itchy or blocked-up nose, for up to 24 hours.
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control your body’s reactions to allergens (‘triggers’) in the environment.

2. Check before you use Pirinase Hayfever
Do not use Pirinase Hayfever:
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any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
C/f you are under 18 years.

C"alk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pirinase Hayfever 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.
CIf your symptoms do not improve, or are not well controlled, after
7 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
CDo not use continuously for more than 3 months unless your doctor tells
you to.

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
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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 Hayfever if you are pregnant,
trying to become pregnant or are breast feeding.

3. How to use Pirinase Hayfever

Always shake well before use. Only use in the nose. Do not swallow.
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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
Hayfever before exposure to one of your usual ‘triggers’. You should try to
use the spray in the morning.
Adults aged 18 years and over:
Spray two puffs into each nostril once daily.
Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce
the dose to one puff into each nostril once daily.
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puffs into each nostril twice daily until your symptoms improve.
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after 7 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
3('(,-+&(*e than the recommended dose.

If you use too many sprays
Tell your doctor.

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

Before using a new bottle of Pirinase Hayfever:
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and keeps it clean. Remember to take it off before you use the spray
(Picture 1).
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not used the spray for a few days, press the pump down several times
until you get a fine spray.
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spray (Picture 2).
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someone else.
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clean the spray’ section. Do not try to unblock or enlarge the tiny spray
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mechanism.

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To clean the spray:

Using Pirinase Hayfever:
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.

1. Take the dust cap and nozzle off (Picture 6).
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.
5. If necessary, press the pump down several times until you get a fine spray.

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6. Further information

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.

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

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Pirinase Hayfever can have side effects, but not
everybody gets them.
Stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical help if you
experience:
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swelling of the mouth or face or having difficulty breathing.

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Keep out of the reach and sight 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.

The bottle contains 60 sprays.

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5. How to store Pirinase Hayfever

Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
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The following side effects may occur:
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K-ou may notice an unpleasant taste or smell.
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It is important to follow the dose instructions shown in Section 3. Using
Pirinase Hayfever 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.

The manufacturer is Glaxo Wellcome SA, 09400 Aranda de Duero, Burgos,
Spain.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2012.
This information in this leaflet only applies to Pirinase Hayfever 0.05%
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Pirinase and the Pirinase logo are trade marks of the
GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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