Avamys (fluticasone furoate) belongs to a group of medicines called glucocorticoids. Avamys works to decrease inflammation caused by allergy (rhinitis) and therefore reduce symptoms of allergy.
Avamys nasal spray is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing and watery, itchy or red eyes, in adults and children aged 6 years and over.
Allergy symptoms can occur at specific times of the year and be caused by allergy to pollen from grass or trees (hayfever), or they can occur all year round and be caused by allergy to animals, house-dust mites or moulds to name some of the most common.
Uses / Instructions
Adults and children 12 years and over
• The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once every day.
• Once symptoms are controlled you may be able to decrease your dose to 1 spray in each nostril, once every day.
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
• Nosebleeds (generally minor), particularly if you use Avamys for more than 6 weeks continuously.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Nasal ulceration – which may cause irritation or discomfort in your nose. You may also get streaks of blood when you blow your nose.
• Shortness of breath
The active substance is fluticasone furoate. Each spray delivers 27.5 micrograms of fluticasone furoate.
The other ingredients are glucose anhydrous, dispersible cellulose, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, purified water (see section 2).