What do you do if you miss a day of FLONASE® treatment?
If you miss a dose, just use your regular dose the next day. Don’t add an extra dose to make up for it.
Does FLONASE® relieve allergy symptoms of the eyes?
FLONASE® is the first and only allergy nasal spray that is indicated for both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms. FLONASE® helps with itchy and watery eyes.
What if I’m having severe sinus pain?
If you feel severe pain in your face, have thick nasal discharge, or think you may have a sinus infection, stop using FLONASE® Allergy Relief and see your doctor. Your doctor may want to consider if other medicines are needed.
Does FLONASE® relieve symptoms of indoor as well as outdoor allergies?
FLONASE® Allergy Relief helps relieve a broad range of symptoms from many allergens. FLONASE® helps with outdoor allergens such as weed pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen, and mold spores. It also helps with indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold.
How is FLONASE® different from an antihistamine tablet?
FLONASE® Allergy Relief helps block 6 of the allergic responses your body has to allergies while antihistamines only help block 1 of the responses**.
Antihistamines work by blocking the effects of histamine, which is only 1 of the 6 key chemicals released in the inflammatory cascade. The rest of the cascade continues—as do the symptoms.
And unlike allergy pills, which have to travel through the body before providing relief, FLONASE® is a nasal spray that works directly at the source—where you need it most. It is designed to have minimal absorption into the body.1
**Mechanism vs. most OTC pills. FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
How does FLONASE® compare to other nasal sprays?
FLONASE® is the first and only allergy nasal spray that is indicated for both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms, helping block 6 of the allergic responses your body has to allergies. Unlike some decongestant nasal sprays, which cannot be used for more than 3 days, FLONASE® can be used every day and provides sustained 24-hour symptom relief. 1,2
1 GlaxoSmithKline. Data on file. 2013.
2 Oxymetazoline HCl-menthol nasal. WebMD website.
Should allergy sufferers discontinue use of antihistamine if they start using FLONASE®?
FLONASE® is a single therapy for allergy symptom relief. No other allergy medicines are needed. FLONASE® works differently from antihistamines, helping to block 6 allergic responses that cause inflammation (antihistamines only block 1).* 1,2,3,4
*Mechanism vs. most OTC allergy pills. FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
1 Bousquet J, Khaltaev N, Cruz A, Denburg J, et al. Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) 2008 Update (in Collaboration With the World Health Organization, GA2LEN and Allergen). Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008; 63(SUPPL.86): 8-160
2 Derendorf H, Meltzer EO. Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology of Intranasal Corticosteroids: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008; 63(10): 1292-1300.
3 Bachert C. Geveart P. Effect of Intranasal Corticosteroids on Release of Cytokines and Inflammatory Mediators. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement. 1999; 54(57): 116-123.
4 Yanez A, Rodrigo GJ. Intranasal Corticosteroids Versus Topical H1 Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review With Meta- Analysis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2002; 89(5): 479-484.
What causes allergies?
Allergies start when allergens like pollen or pet dander enter your body and trigger your immune system to respond. Your body’s natural response is to release multiple inflammatory substances—also referred to as “mediators”—that cause your allergy symptoms. There are multiple inflammatory substances—including histamine—that are behind the symptoms of seasonal allergies. FLONASE® Allergy Relief acts to help block the effects of six of these multiple inflammatory substances, including histamine.