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Boots Adult Allergy & Hayfever Relief 0.05% Nasal Spray
Boots Adult Allergy & Hayfever Relief 0.05% Nasal Spray
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you. Always use this nasal spray exactly as described in this leaflet or as your pharmacist has told you.
The name of your medicine is Boots Adult Allergy & Hayfever Relief 0.05% Nasal Spray which will be referred to as this medicine throughout the rest of this document.
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use this medicine
3. How to use this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
This medicine contains the active substance beclometasone diproprionate.
This medicine is used to treat common symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever) such as sneezing and a runny, itchy or blocked up nose.
The active ingredient is beclometasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid which, when used every day, has an anti-inflammatory action and works in a similar way to the natural body chemicals used to control inflammation. This spray helps to control your body’s reaction to allergens (‘triggers’) in the environment.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this nasal spray
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
This nasal spray is unlikely to affect you being able to drive or use tools and machinery.
This medicine contains 20 micrograms benzalkonium chloride in each 100 mg spray. Benzalkonium chloride may cause irritation or swelling inside the nose, especially if used for a long time.
Always shake well before use. Only use in the nose. Do not swallow.
This nasal spray quickly starts to reduce inflammation and swelling in your nose, although it may take 2 or 3 days to build up its maximum protective effect. To prevent your symptoms starting, start to use this nasal spray two or three days before exposure to one of your usual ‘triggers’. You should use the spray regularly to get the best results from it.
Adults ages 18 years and over:
Spray two puffs into each nostril once every morning and evening.
Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce the dose to one spray into each nostril every morning and evening.
Tell your doctor.
Take the next dose at the usual time. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Before you use a new bottle of this nasal spray:
Using this nasal spray:
1. Shake the bottle well and remove the dust cap.
2. Blow your nose gently.
3. Close one nostril and put the nozzle in the other nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and keep the bottle upright.
4. Start to breathe in slowly through your nose. While you are breathing in, squirt a spray of fine mist into your nostril by pressing down firmly on the collar with your fingers.
5. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat step 4 in the same nostril for a second spray.
6. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breathe out through your mouth.
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other nostril.
8. After using the spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue or handkerchief and replace the cap.
To clean the spray:
1. Take the dust cap off.
2. Pull upwards on the white collar to the remove the nozzle.
3. Soak the nozzle and dust cap in warm water for a few minutes and then rinse under a running tap.
4. Shake off the excess water and allow to dry in a warm place – not too hot!
5. Re-fit the nozzle.
6. If necessary, press the pump down several times until you get a fine spray.
Like all medicines, this nasal spray can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) reported with this nasal spray include:
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) reported with this nasal spray include:
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) reported with this nasal spray include:
Frequency not known:
It is important to follow the dose instructions shown in Section 3. Using this nasal spray at higher doses for longer than 1 month at a time can cause a number of changes in your body such as catching infections more easily.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack. Keep the container in the outer carton to protect from sunlight. Do not store above 25°C. Do not store in a fridge. Use the bottle within three months of first opening.
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.
The active ingredient Each spray contains Beclometasone Dipropionate 50 micrograms.
Other ingredients Microcrystalline cellulose. Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, glucose, polysorbate 80, purified water, benzalkonium chloride and phenylethyl alcohol.
The plastic bottle contains 180 aqueous nasal sprays.
The manufacturer is
The distributor is The Boots Company PLC.
This leaflet was last revised February 2023.
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