FLOMIST NASAL SPRAY – 50 MCG
Flomist nasal spray falls into the category known as glucocorticoids/steroids. This is mainly
recommended in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, perennial non-allergic or allergic
nasal symptoms(a runny nose, blocked or itchy nose, sneezing etc.), eye allergies (watery or
itchy eyes), oral lichen planus, skin disorders, and asthma.
The active ingredient present in Flomist nasal spray-50 Mcg is Fluticasone Propionate BP. Each
spray delivers 50 mcg of Fluticasone Propionate. The inactive or preservatives are-
Benzalkonium Chloride NF- 0.01% w/v and Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol USP- 0.25% v/v.
How does it work:
Fluticasone propionate (trifluorinated corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity ) has a wide
range of effects on multiple cell types (for example- lymphocytes, macrophages, eosinophils,
mast cells etc.) and mediators( for example- leukotrienes, cytokines, histamine, eicosanoids etc.)
which are involved in inflammation. Flomist nasal spray-50 Mcg works by reducing the effects
of allergies due to mold, pet hair, pollen etc. and offers a relief from inflammation or swelling.
How to use this?
The recommended starting dosage of Flomist spray for adult patients is 200 mcg or two 50 mcg
sprays in each nostril once daily. For 12 years of age and older with seasonal allergic rhinitis-
dose, not more than 200 mcg is recommended. The usual dose is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril
once per day. You must prime the spray pump, shake the medicine, and do 5 test sprays in the air
away from your face.
It may take few days to see relieve from the symptoms and for best results keep using it as
directed on the label or by your doctor.
Some common side-effects of Flomist nasal spray-50 Mcg are- mood swings, restlessness,
weight gain, vomiting, nasal dryness or irritation, injection site reactions like redness, swelling
or pain etc. You must consult your health specialist immediately if you observe these side-effects
persistent for a longer duration or you experience side-effects like severe nose bleeding or
difficulty in swallowing.
Precautions and Warning:
Nasal Spray is found to be contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to
Fluticasone Propionate or to any inactive ingredient present in Flomist Nasal Spray. Inform your
doctor about your medical history or any other medication you are takin. Consult with specialist
in case of pregnancy and breastfeeding to know its side-effects.