Avamys Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid which is used to treat allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. The spray contains the active ingredient fluticasone furoate. Nasal or sinus symptoms caused by hay fever, like sneezing, itchiness, a blocked or runny nose, watery eyes, etc can all be well managed using Avamys.
The Avamys Nasal Spray is used to treat allergic reactions or inflammation caused by hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Avamys can also be used to manage symptoms in patients with persistent sinusitis.
Avamys Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient fluticasone furoate which is a corticosteroid. This ingredient relieves inflammation of the nasal passages caused by the allergic response of the immune system when exposed to pollens or dust particles in the air. The active ingredient fluticasone furoate gets absorbed into the nasal membrane and prevents the release of substances which trigger an allergic response.
In Allergic rhinitis, patients tend to experience inflammation of the cells in the nasal mucosa. This spray mainly works on inflammatory reaction. Benefits of the Avamys spray include:
Relief from a blocked or itchy nose
Relief from sneezing caused by the allergic reaction
Relief from sinus inflammation
The spray starts working immediately, between 8 – 24 hours
Avamys Nasal Spray is available in 27.5mcg dosage. The recommended dosage for adults: Take two sprays of Avamys into each nostril, once a day, at the same time if possible. After your symptoms are under control, you may reduce the dose to one spray in each nostril once a day. You should use the lowest dose as necessary and stick to the recommendation.
Do not take a double dose if you miss a dose of the spray.
When you start using Avamys Nasal Spray for the first time, it must be prepared to ensure that you get a full dose of the medicine.
Prepare the Nasal Spray by doing the following:
Shake the spray bottle for a few minutes.
Squeeze the sides of the cap to uncap the spray bottle.
Hold the spray upright and point the nozzle away from you.
Press the button firmly, it will pump a mist in the air. Repeat for about 4 to 6 times until it starts releasing a fine mist.
To use the spray, follow these steps:
Shake the spray bottle.
Uncap the bottle.
Clean your nostrils by blowing and then, bring your head a little forward.
Place the Avamys nozzle into one nostril.
Press the spray button to release one dose while breathing in through your nose. Then, take away the nozzle and breathe in through your mouth.
Repeat the same for a second dose into the nostril.
Take one or two doses as recommended into the other nostril.
Replace the cap on the spray bottle.
Avamys Spray is a corticosteroid medicine. Hence, you should take the lowest dose as recommended and stick to your prescribed recommendation. Do not change the dosage on your own, consult our team if you see an improvement and we can prescribe a lower dose as required.
Avamys Nasal Spray should be used with caution by:
Patients suffering from visual disturbances like cataract, glaucoma, etc.
Women who are breastfeeding
Avamys Nasal Spray may not be suitable for you if:
You are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine
The most common side effects of Avamys Nasal Spray include:
an unpleasant taste or smell
nosebleeds or dry/sore nose
hoarse voice or dry/sore throat
Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines:
medicines for HIV, such as ritonavir
medicines for fungal infections, such as ketoconazole
Other steroid-based medicines such as eczema creams, eye drops, asthma inhalers, tablets, injections, other Nasal Sprays and drops
Store the spray at room temperature, do not freeze or refrigerate it. Keep it upright and keep the cap on.
You can safely purchase Avamys online at MedsNow. Firstly, you will have an online consultation with a clinician. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Avamys is the right drug for you, your order will be supplied.
Is it Safe to use Avamys Nasal Spray if pregnant?
There is no evidence to show the spray must not be taken during pregnancy, but it is advisable that you discuss with our team first if you are pregnant.
Is it safe to use Avamys Nasal Spray if breastfeeding?
There is no evidence to show the spray must not be taken during breastfeeding, but it is advisable that you discuss with our team first if you are breastfeeding.
How long does it take to work?
The medicine may start showing its effect after 10-14 days. Please arrange a review with us if you do not see an improvement after 4 weeks.
Can Avamys be used long term?
Being a steroid-based medicine, you should take the dose for the lowest duration of time it is needed for, and avoid taking it for long periods if the symptoms are well controlled.
How often should you use Avamys nasal spray?
The medicine is generally taken once a day, with one or two sprays as recommended.
Is Avamys good for sinusitis?
The spray helps relieve symptoms of sinusitis such as pressure, sinus congestion, sneezing, blocked or running nose.
Is it safe to use Avamys every day?
Yes, the medicine is usually recommended to be taken daily.
Does Avamys treat a blocked nose?
Yes, the spray can help treat a blocked nose.
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