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Flixonase Nasule Drops

Flixonase Nasule Drops are used in the treatment of nasal polyps and symptoms of nasal obstruction.

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What are Flixonase Nasule Drops?

Flixonase Nasule Drops are prescribed to treat soft, painless growths that occur in the nose called polyps, and the resulting symptoms of an obstruction in the nose. Polyps usually occur in both nostrils. Symptoms associated with polyps are persistent and include a blocked or runny nose, a need to swallow frequently, snoring, and nosebleeds.

The drops contain fluticasone propionate, which is a corticosteroid. When applied to the mucosal tissue in the nose, this medicine acts by reducing inflammation. In this way the irritation and swelling are reduced, there is less itching, sneezing and mucus secretion, and your nose becomes unblocked.

This product is supplied in strips of containers called nasules. Each nasule is for single use only. The drops contain fluticasone propionate at a dose of 400 micrograms (1 mg/ml) in the form of a water-based suspension.

How to use this product

These drops are for use in the nose only. Adults and adolescents (16 plus) typically start by applying the contents of one nasule, divided equally between the two nostrils, either 1 or 2 times per day. It is important to know that the lowest dose possible will be used to achieve control of your symptoms, to minimise any effects on your body's natural product of steroids.

The medicine usually takes several weeks to take effect, so keep taking it. After 4–6 weeks, tell your doctor if you feel that your symptoms are not improving. The dose may be reduced if your symptoms improve. Continue to take the medicine every day until your doctor tells you to stop; your symptoms may return if you stop this medicine too soon.

Full instructions on using the product are provided in the patient leaflet.

When ready to use the drops, tear off the foil, remove the strip of nasules, and pull off one container. The strip can then be placed back into the foil pack and returned to the box. Flick the nasule using your finger and shake it several times to thoroughly mix the contents. Then shake the nasule downwards to remove any liquid in its neck. Holding the bottom tab and open by twisting and removing the top tab.

First clear your nose by gently blowing it before administering the medicine. Then bend right over while either standing or kneeling, or lie down and tilt your head. Insert the nasule into one of your nostrils and gently squeeze until the nasule sides are touching. At this point, 50% of the dose (about 6 drops) has been administered. Repeat the process to administer the rest of the dose to the other nostril. Maintain the head in a downwards position for one minute or more after putting the drops in. If on a bed, put your head on the bed sideways for one minute or more.

Try not to get the drops in your eyes or on broken skin; if this happens, immediately rinse your eyes or skin with water. Inform your doctor if you administer too much Flixonase Nasule Drops. When forgetting to use this medication, use the drops at the next scheduled dosing time, at the dose you were told to use (and no more).

Who can use Flixonase Nasule Drops?

Adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older can use this preparation. Children and adolescents under the age of 16 years cannot use the drops. Please note that The Online Clinic does not treat patients under 18. This treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning a pregnancy.

You must not use this treatment if you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine. Please speak to The Online Clinic doctor before using the drops if there is an infection in your nose.

Before using this prescribed medication, discuss your current medicines or those you have recently taken, including non-prescription medicines and herbal products, with your doctor. Specifically, mention antiviral medicines called protease inhibitors (e.g., ritonavir), anti-fungal medicine (e.g., ketoconazole), and have had oral steroids or steroids by injection for a long time. Some medicines, including some for HIV, may increase the effects of this medication and you may need to be monitored.

Flixonase Nasule Drops Side Effects

Although rare, allergic reactions can occur when using Flixonase; if you have wheezing and problems breathing, feel faint or weak, have swelling of the face and mouth/tongue, or red skin rash, seek medical help immediately as they could be serious.

Nose bleeds are very common and dry/irritated nose or throat are common. Very rarely, people who have used the drops for an extended period have eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye) and develop small holes in the nasal ridge between the nostrils. Blurred vision and sores within the nose may also occur. All visual disturbances should be reported to us. When used in high doses for long periods, this medicine can reduce your own normal steroid hormone production.

Reviewed by: Dr Loraine Haslam MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC SDI, LoC IUT, MRCGP
GMC registration number: 4524038
Date: 31 October 2022
Next review: 30 October 2024
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Flixonase Reviews By Our Patients

  • Overall Rating
    Based on 1 review
  • ★★★★★
    Has helped a lot Going to give it a rest as I know long term use is not recommended
    C. S. - 05/12/22
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