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PIRINASE HAYFEVER RELIEF FOR ADULTS 0.05% NASAL SPRAY

Active substance(s): FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE MICRONISED

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Take special care with Pirinase Hayfever Relief

Hayfever Relief for Adults
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 Relief for Adults 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.

In this leaflet:

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

1. What Pirinase Hayfever Relief does

Pirinase Hayfever Relief is used to treat the allergic symptoms of hayfever
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 (pollen) in the environment.

2. Check before you use Pirinase Hayfever Relief
Do not use Pirinase Hayfever Relief

• Do not use if you are taking medicines for HIV.
• Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to
fluticasone propionate or to any of the other ingredients (listed
in Section 6).
• Do not use if you are under 18 years.

• Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pirinase Hayfever Relief 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 after 7 days, or they are still not well
controlled, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
• Do not use continuously for more than 1 month unless your doctor tells
you to.

If you are taking other medicines
Do not use this medicine if you are taking medicines for HIV.
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).

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

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 Relief

• Your Pirinase Hayfever Relief spray has a dust cap which protects the
nozzle and keeps it clean. Remember to take it off before you use the
spray (Picture 1).
• Before you start to use a new bottle of Pirinase Hayfever Relief, or if you
have not used the spray for a few days, press the pump down several
times until you get a fine mist.
• 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.

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3. How to use Pirinase Hayfever Relief

Always shake well before use. Only use in the nose. Do not swallow.
To get the best results from Pirinase Hayfever Relief, use the spray every
day.
Pirinase Hayfever Relief 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. 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.
• Do not spray more than 4 sprays (200 micrograms) in a day.
• Use the lowest dose possible to control your symptoms.
• If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days, or they are still
not well controlled, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
• Do not use more than the recommended dose.

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To clean the spray:

Using Pirinase Hayfever Relief:

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

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.

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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 mist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Pirinase Hayfever Relief can have side effects, but not
everybody gets them.
Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people)
• Nose bleeds.
Common (affects between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people)
• Headache.
• Unpleasant taste or smell.
• Dryness or irritation in the nose or throat.
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
Stop taking this 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.
Stop taking this 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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Other side effects which have been reported are:
• Sneezing after using the spray but this soon stops.
It is important to follow the dose instructions shown in Section 3. Using Pirinase
Hayfever Relief at higher doses or for a prolonged period of time can cause a
number of changes in your body such as catching infections more easily.
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 Pirinase Hayfever Relief

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.

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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 bottle contains 60 sprays.

More about Hayfever

Hayfever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five
people at some point in their life.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of hayfever include sneezing, a runny or blocked nose and itchy
or watery eyes.

What are the causes?

Hayfever is caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. When
these tiny particles come into contact with the cells that line your mouth,
nose, eyes and throat, they irritate them and trigger an allergic reaction.

What is the pollen count?

The pollen count is affected by the weather and is a measure of how much
pollen is in the air. Less pollen is released on cooler, cloudy days than on
hot, sunny days. Hayfever symptoms are likely to be worse if the pollen
count is high.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
Healthcare, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to
this address.
The manufacturer is Glaxo Wellcome SA, 09400 Aranda de Duero, Burgos,
Spain.
This leaflet was last revised in November 2015.
This information in this leaflet only applies to Pirinase Hayfever Relief for
Adults 0.05% Nasal Spray.
PIRINASE and the Trigger device are registered trade marks of the
GSK group of companies.

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GSK is conducting a study to see how patients use this medicine. To
participate, please visit www.pirinasesurvey.com or scan the QR code on
the outer carton with your smartphone.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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