Dosage and Usage Instructions
Nasacort Allergy Spray is for nasal use only.
The medicine only works if it is used regularly. It can take 3 to 4 days before you notice your symptoms getting better.
How much Nasacort Allergy to use
Adults (18 years and over)
• The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril each day
• Once the symptoms of allergy are under control, the dose may be lowered to 1 spray in each nostril each day
• If the symptoms do not go away after 14 days, check with your doctor or pharmacist
• You should not use the spray every day for longer than three months without consulting your doctor.
Children or adolescents under 18 years
This medicine is not recommended for children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
How to use the spray
Before using your nasal spray, blow your nosegently to clear your nostrils.
1. Preparing the bottle
• Remove the cap by pulling upwards
• Shake the bottle gently before use
2. If you are using the spray for the first time
• Hold the bottle upright
• Fill the pump with spray by pressing the nozzle downwards – this is called priming
• Press and release it 5 times
• Do this until a fine spray is produced
• The spray is now ready to use
3. Using the spray
• Close one nostril with your finger
• Hold the bottle upright and put the nozzle into the other nostril as far as is comfortable
• Breathe in gently through your nose with your mouth closed
• While you are doing this, press the nozzle to deliver one spray
4. Then breathe out through your mouth
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if you have to spray again in the same nostril and for the other nostril
6. After using the spray
• To keep the spray nozzle clean, wipe it carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief after each use
• Replace the cap over the nozzle
If the nasal spray has not been used for more than 2 weeks:
• It needs to be primed again, to fill the nozzle with the spray
• The nozzle should be pointed away from you while you are doing this
• To prime, spray into the air once before use
• Always shake the bottle gently before use