AVAMYS is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and watery, itchy or red eyes. The effects are usually felt within the first day, although some people will not feel the effects until several days after first taking it.
AVAMYS contains the medicine fluticasone furoate. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids, frequently called ‘steroids’. They are not ‘anabolic steroids’ which are the steroids sometimes misused by athletes.
AVAMYS works to decrease inflammation caused by allergy (rhinitis).
Your doctor may have prescribed AVAMYS for another reason.
AVAMYS is not addictive.
How do I use AVAMYS?
How much to use
Take AVAMYS as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Don’t exceed the recommended dose.
Adults and adolescents 12 years and older:
The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.
Once symptoms are controlled you may be able to decrease your dose to 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
Children (2 to 11 years):
The usual starting dose is 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
If symptoms are severe your doctor may increase the dose to 2 sprays in each nostril once a day until symptoms are under control. It may then be possible for the dose to be reduced to 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
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