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Boots Hayfever Relief 50 microgram Nasal Spray
Boots Hayfever & Allergy Relief 50 micrograms Nasal Spray
The name of your medicine is Hayfever & Allergy Relief 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray which will be referred to as Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray throughout the rest of this document.
1. What Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray
3. How to use Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray
6. Further information
Beclometasone Dipropionate is a steroid. It is used for the treatment and prevention of allergic rhinitis, including hayfever. It acts by reducing the inflammation of your nose which may be the cause of your sneezing, or an itchy, blocked or runny nose.
If you develop a rash or swelling, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately.
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, speak with your doctor before using this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine.
Benzalkonium chloride may cause irritation or swelling inside the nose, especially if used for a long time.
Always use Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray exactly as described in the leaflet.
Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray is not to be used by children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
The recommended dose is two sprays into each nostril twice a day. The maximum daily dose is a total of eight sprays.
Use your nasal spray regularly for maximum relief. It may take a few days for your medicine to work.
Do not exceed the dose stated in this leaflet.
Once your symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce to one spray into each nostril twice a day. However, if you notice that your symptoms become worse you should increase the daily dose to two sprays into each nostril twice a day. If your symptoms have not improved after 14 days consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this product continuously for more than 3 months without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are suffering from an allergy which also causes watery or irritated eyes, you may need to consult your doctor or pharmacist for some extra medication.
If you have any problems about using your nasal spray, ask your pharmacist.
1. Remove the dust-cap. Shake the bottle gently.
2. On first using the nasal spray prepare for use by pressing down on the white collar using both your index and middle fingers. Keep the base supported with your thumb. Continue to press down until the collar stops and then allow it to return to its original position. Repeat this action until a fine spray appears. The first five attempts to produce a spray should be allowed to go to waste. Now the spray is ready to use.
3. To use the spray, first blow your nose gently. Closing one nostril off as shown, bend your head forward slightly. Hold the bottle upright and carefully insert the applicator into the other nostril.
4. Slowly begin to breathe in through your nose and whilst doing so press down firmly on the white collar to produce a fine spray inside your nose. Breathe out through your mouth.
5. Repeat step 3 and 4 to squirt a second spray in the same nostril.
Wash the nozzle frequently with warm water. This will prevent it from getting blocked. If the pump has not been used for a short period of time, re-priming may be necessary (see Step 2 above).
If you use more of Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray than you should contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to use Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose though, do not double the dose, just carry on as before.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
In some cases, particularly when Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray has been used at high doses for long periods the normal production of steroids in the body is affected. This is more likely to happen if you use high doses for a long time.
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 reach and sight of children
Do not use Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton. The expiry refers to the last day of that month.
Discard the contents 3 months after first opening.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your Pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active substance is Beclometasone Dipropionate and each spray contains 50 micrograms.
The other ingredients are dextrose anhydrous, polysorbate 80, dispersible cellulose, benzalkonium chloride 95%, phenylethanol and purified water.
Hayfever & Allergy Relief Spray is supplied in a white plastic (high density polyethylene) bottle fitted with a screw on pump covered by a dustcap. The bottle provides 200 sprays.
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This leaflet was revised January 2019.
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