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Avamys Nasal Spray 120 Dose 27.5mcg UK

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Adult: 2 sprays into each nostril once daily.

Package leaflet: Information for the user
Avamys® 27.5 micrograms per spray nasal spray suspension
Fluticasone furoate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
-Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
-If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
-This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Never pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness seem the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
What Avamys is and what it is used for.
What you need to know before you use Avamys
How to use Avamys
Possible side effects
How to store Avamys
Contents of the pack and other information
Step-by-step guide to using the nasal spray
1. What Avamys is and what it is used for
Avamys (fluticasone furoate) belongs to a group of medicines called
glucocorticoids. Avamys works to decrease inflammation caused by allergy (rhinitis) and therefore reduce symptoms of allergy.
Avamys nasal spray is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes, in adults and children aged 6 years and over.
Allergy symptoms can occur at specific times of the year and be caused by allergy to pollen from grass or trees (hayfever), or they can occur all year round and be caused by allergy to animals, house-dust mites or
moulds to name some of the most common.
2. What you need to know before you use Avamys
Do not use Avamys:
• If you are allergic to fluticasone furoate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
If you have any liver problems, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Children and adolescents
Do not use in children under 6 years old.

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Taking Avamys:
•
may when taken for a long time cause children to grow more slowly. The doctor will check your
child's height regularly, and make sure he or she is taking the lowest possible effective dose.
• may cause eye conditions such as glaucoma (increase in pressure in the eye) or cataracts (clouding
of the lens of the eye). Tell your doctor if you had these conditions in the past, or if you notice any
change in your vision while you are taking Avamys.
Other medicines and Avamys
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.
It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking, or have recently taken any of the following
medicines:
• steroid tablets or injected steroids
• steroid creams
• medicines for asthma
• ritonavir, used to treat HIV
• ketoconazole, used to treat fungal infections
Your doctor will assess whether you should take Avamys with these medicines.
Avamys should not be used at the same time with other nasal sprays containing steroids.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Do not use Avamys if you are pregnant,
or planning to become pregnant, unless your doctor or
pharmacist tells you to.
Do not use Avamys if you are breast feeding
unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
Driving and using machines
Avamys is unlikely to affect your ability to drive and use machines.
Avamys contains benzalkonium chloride
In some patients benzalkonium chloride can cause irritation
in the inside of the nose. Tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you feel discomfort when using the spray.
3. How to use Avamys
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Don't exceed the
recommended dose. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you're not sure.
When to use Avamys
•
Use once a day
•
Use at the same time each day.
This will treat your symptoms throughout the day and night.
How long Avamys takes to work
Some people will not feel the full effects until several days after first using Avamys.
However, it is usually effective within 8 to 24 hours of use.  

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How much to use
Adults and children 12 years and over
•
The usual starting dose
is 2 sprays in each nostril once every day.
•
Once symptoms are controlled you may be able to decrease your dose to 1 spray in each nostril,
once every day.
Children 6 to 11 years
•
The usual starting dose
is 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
•
If symptoms are very bad your doctor may increase the dose to 2 sprays in each nostril once every
day until the symptoms are under control. It may then be possible for the dose to be reduced to 1
spray in each nostril once every day.
How to use the nasal spray
Avamys has virtually no taste or smell. It is sprayed into the nose as a fine mist. Be careful not to get any
spray into your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with water.
There is a step-by-step guide to using the nasal spray after Section 6 of this leaflet. Follow the guide
carefully to get full benefit from using Avamys
Ô
See
Step-by-step guide to using the nasal spray
, after Section 6.
If you use more Avamys than you should
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use Avamys
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember.
If it is nearly the time for your next dose, wait until then. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, or if you have any discomfort using the
nasal spray ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions: get a doctor's help straight away
Allergic reactions to Avamys are rare and affect less than 1 person in 1,000. In a small number of people,
allergic reactions can develop into a more serious, even life-threatening problem if not treated. Symptoms
include:
- becoming very wheezy, coughing or having difficulty with breathing
- suddenly feeling weak or light-headed (which may lead to collapse or loss of consciousness)
- swelling around the face
- skin rashes or redness.
In many cases, these symptoms will be signs of less serious side effects.
But you must be aware that
they are potentially serious
- so, if you notice any of these symptoms:
Contact a doctor as soon as possible.  

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Very common side effects
(may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
•
Nosebleeds (generally minor), particularly if you use Avamys for more than 6 weeks continuously.
Common side effects
(may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
•
Nasal ulceration - which may cause irritation or discomfort in your nose. You may also get streaks
of blood when you blow your nose.
•
Headache.
Uncommon side effects
(may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
•
Pain, burning, irritation, soreness or dryness in the inside of the nose.
Not known
(frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
•
Slowing of growth in children.
•
Temporary changes to vision with long term use.
Nasal corticosteroids can affect the normal production of hormones in your body, particularly if you use
high doses for a long time. In children this side effect can cause them to grow more slowly than others.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharm
acist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
United Kingdom
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Ireland
FREEPOST
Pharmacovigilance Section
Irish Medicines Board
Kevin O'Malley House
Earlsfort Centre
Earlsfort Terrace
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.imb.ie
e-mail: imbpharmacovigilance@imb.ie
Malta
ADR Reporting
The Medicines Authority
Post-Licensing Directorate
203 Level 3, Rue D'Argens
G
Ż
R-1368 G
ż
ira
Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt
e-mail: postlicensing.medicinesauthority@gov.mt  

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5. How to store Avamys
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
It is best to store your Avamys nasal spray upright. Always keep the cap on.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton. The expiry date
refers to the last day of the month. Avamys nasal spray should be used within 2 months after first opening.
Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Avamys contains
The active substance is fluticasone furoate. Each spray delivers 27.5 micrograms of fluticasone furoate.
The other ingredients are glucose anhydrous, dispersi
ble cellulose, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride,
disodium edetate, purified water (see section 2).
What Avamys looks like and contents of the pack
The medicine is a white nasal spray suspension contained in an amber glass bottle, fitted with a pump. The
bottle is in an off-white plastic casing with a light blue cap and side-actuated lever. The casing has a
window for viewing the bottle contents. Avamys is available in pack sizes 30, 60 and 120 sprays. Not all
pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing authorisation holder
Marketing authorisation:
Glaxo Group Ltd
980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS
United Kingdom
Glaxo Wellcome S.A.
Avenida de Extremadura 3
09400 Aranda de Duero
Burgos
Spain
For any information about this medicine, please contact the local representative of the Marketing
Authorisation Holder:
België/Belgique/Belgien
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals s.a./n.v.
Tél/Tel: + 32 (0)10 85 52 00
Luxembourg/Luxemburg
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals s.a./n.v.
Belgique/Belgien
Tél/Tel: + 32 (0)10 85 52 00  

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This leaflet was last revised in 11/2013
Detailed information on this medicine is available on the European Medicines Agency website:
http://www.ema.europa.eu
AVAMYS is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies
©2013 GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. All rights reserved.  

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO USING THE NASAL SPRAY
What the nasal spray looks like
The nasal spray comes in an amber glass bottle inside a plastic casing - see picture
a
. It will contain either
30, 60 or 120 sprays, depending on the pack size that has been prescribed for you.
The window in the plastic casing lets you see how much Avamys is left in the bottle. You will be able to
see the liquid level for a new 30 or 60 spray bottle, but not in a new 120 spray bottle because the liquid
level is above the window.
Six important things you need to know about using the nasal spray
•
Avamys comes in an amber glass bottle. If you need to check how much is left
hold the nasal
spray upright against a bright light
. You will then be able to see the level through the window.
 
When you
first use the nasal spray
you will need to
shake it vigorously
with the cap on for about
10 seconds. This is important as Avamys is a thick suspension that becomes liquid when you shake
it well - see picture
b
. It will only spray when it becomes liquid.  

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•
The mist-release button must be
pressed firmly all the way in,
to release the mist through the
nozzle - see picture
c
.
•
If you have difficulty pressing the button with your thumb, you can use two hands - see picture
d
•
Always
keep the cap on the nasal spray
when you are not using it. The cap keeps the dust out,
seals in the pressure and stops the nozzle from blocking up. When the cap is in place the mist-
release button cannot be pressed accidentally.
•
Never use a pin
or anything sharp to clear the nozzle. It will damage the nasal spray
Preparing the nasal spray for use
You must prepare
the nasal spray:
•
before you use it for the first time
•
if you have left the cap off for 5 days or the intranasal device has not been used for 30 days or more.  

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Preparing the nasal spray helps to make sure you always get the full dose of medicine. Follow these steps:
1 Shake the nasal spray vigorously
with the cap on for about 10 seconds.
2 Remove the cap by squeezing firmly on the sides of the cap with your thumb and forefinger- see picture e.
3 Hold the nasal spray upright, then tilt and point the nozzle away from you.
4 Press the button firmly all the way in. Do this at least 6 times until it releases a fine mist of spray into the air - see picture f.
The nasal spray is now ready for use.
Using the nasal spray
1 Shake the nasal spray vigorously.
2 Remove the cap.
3 Blow your nose to clear your nostrils, then tilt your head forward a little bit.
4 Place the nozzle in one of your nostrils - see picture g. Point the end of the nozzle slightly outwards, away from the centre ridge of your nose. This helps to get the medicine to the correct part of your nose.
5 Press the button firmly all the way in, while you breathe in through your nose - see picture h.

Preparing the nasal spray helps to make sure you always get the full dose of medicine. Follow these steps:
1 Shake the nasal spray vigorously with the cap on for about 10 seconds.
2 Remove the cap by squeezing firmly on the sides of the cap with your thumb and forefinger- see picture e.
3 Hold the nasal spray upright, then tilt and point the nozzle away from you.
4 Press the button firmly all the way in.
Do this at least 6 times until it releases a fine mist of spray into the air - see picture f.
The nasal spray is now ready for use.
Using the nasal spray
1 Shake the nasal spray vigorously.
2 Remove the cap.
3 Blow your nose to clear your nostrils, then tilt your head forward a little bit.
4 Place the nozzle in one of your nostrils - see picture g. Point the end of the nozzle slightly outwards, away from the centre ridge of your nose. This helps to get the medicine to the correct part of your nose.
5 Press the button firmly all the way in, while you breathe in through your nose - see picture h.
6 Take the nozzle out and breathe out through your mouth.
7 If your dose is 2 sprays in each nostril repeat steps 4 to 6.
8 Repeat steps 4 to 7 to treat the other nostril.
9 Replace the cap on the nasal spray.
Cleaning the nasal spray
After each use:
1 Wipe the nozzle and inside of the cap with a clean, dry tissue - see pictures
i and j.
2 Do not use water to clean it.
3 Never use a pin or anything sharp on the nozzle.
4 Always replace the cap once you have finished.
If the nasal spray does not seem to be working:
• Check you still have medicine left. Look at the level through the window. If the level is very low there may not be enough left to work the nasal spray.
• Check the nasal spray for damage
• If you think the nozzle may be blocked,
don't use a pin or anything sharp to clear it.
• Try to reset it by following the instructions under ‘Preparing the nasal spray for use'.
• If it is still not working, or if it produces a jet of liquid, take the nasal spray back to the pharmacy to get advice.  

fluticasone furoate 27.5mcg per dose.
 
1 spray

Avamys nasal spray 120 dose is available to buy online in the UK. If you don't have a prescription for Avamys Nasal Spray click the green banner below 'Buy now...' to access our online doctor. The Avamys nasal spray could be with you as soon as tomorrow from our online UK pharmacy. If you have left it too late to see your doctor for your repeat prescription, we can supply them through our online Dr consultation service.

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