Avamys Nasal Spray 120 Dose (Fluticasone Furoate)
- Avamys nasal spray is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis (Hay fever or year round allergies) including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes.
£14.99 – £31.99
Avamys (fluticasone furoate) is a nasal spray for adults and children over 6 years old and is used to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis which include stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy/red eyes. It is part of a group of medicines called glucocorticoids and it works by reducing inflammation and diminishing the symptoms of allergies, helping to clear the nasal passages that are affected by reactions such as hay fever.
Allergy symptoms are more prevalent at certain times of the year and be caused by reactions to pollen from grass and trees (hay fever) or they can be a year-round issue due to common allergies from pets, house dust, mites or mold.
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Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest (pollen forecast).
Check if you have hay fever Symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing a runny or blocked nose itchy, red or watery eyes itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears loss of smell pain around your temples and forehead headache earache feeling tired If you have asthma, you might also:
have a tight feeling in your chest be short of breath wheeze and cough Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.
How to treat hay fever yourself There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.
Do put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off stay indoors whenever possible keep windows and doors shut as much as possible vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter Don’t cut grass or walk on grass spend too much time outside keep fresh flowers in the house smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people using this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
back pain ,cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, nose irritation or pain , nosebleeds , sore throat , stuffy nose
Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
feeling that your heart is racing – high blood pressure (e.g., headaches, vision changes, nausea, vomiting) increased frequency of infection; cold or flu-like symptoms nasal septum perforation (small holes in the wall between the nostrils) slowed growth in children and adolescents – shortness of breath sores or ulcers inside the nose symptoms of decreased adrenal function (e.g., tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure) symptoms of a fungal infection in the nose (e.g., nasal discharge, fever, headache, fatigue, generally not feeling well) – symptoms of high blood sugar (e.g., frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive eating, unexplained weight loss, poor wound healing, infections, fruity breath odour) symptoms of too much corticosteroid (e.g., weight gain especially around the body and face, “moon face”, sweating, thinning of the skin, bruising easily, muscle and bone weakness) vision changes
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
For the patient information leaflet