Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 15, 2022.
Administer FLONASE Nasal Spray by the intranasal route only. Prime FLONASE Nasal Spray before using for the first time or after a period of non-use (1 week or more) by shaking the contents well and releasing 6 sprays into the air away from the face. Shake FLONASE Nasal Spray gently before each use.
Patients should use FLONASE Nasal Spray at regular intervals since its effectiveness depends on its regular use. Maximum effect may take several days and individual patients will experience a variable time to onset and different degree of symptom relief.
The recommended starting dosage in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg). The same total daily dose, 1 spray in each nostril administered twice daily (e.g., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) is also effective. After the first few days, patients may be able to reduce their dose to 1 spray in each nostril once daily for maintenance therapy.
Maximum total daily doses should not exceed 2 sprays in each nostril (total dose, 200 mcg/day). There is no evidence that exceeding the recommended dose is more effective.
The recommended starting dosage in adolescents and children, aged 4 years and older is 1 spray in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 100 mcg). Patients not adequately responding to 1 spray in each nostril may use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg). Once adequate control is achieved, the dosage should be decreased to 1 spray in each nostril once daily.
The maximum total daily dosage should not exceed 2 sprays in each nostril (200 mcg/day) There is no evidence that exceeding the recommended dose is more effective.
Frequently asked questions
- Flonase vs Nasacort: What is the difference?
- Flonase vs Nasonex: What's the difference?
- What's the difference between Xhance and Flonase Allergy Relief?
- Is Flonase Sensimist the same as Veramyst?
More about Flonase (fluticasone nasal)
- Side effects
- Drug interactions
- During pregnancy
- Reviews (158)
- Patient tips
- Compare alternatives
- Pricing & coupons
- En español
- Drug class: nasal steroids
Related treatment guides
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.