Duonase nasal spray: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Cipla

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Trade name: Duonase

Strength: Azelastine hydrochloride 140 mcg, fluticasone propionate 50 mcg.

Type: Nasal spray

Active ingredient: Azelastine hydrochloride, fluticasone propionate

Category: Azelastine is an antihistamine. Fluticasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid.

Pregnancy category: Azelastine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out). Fluticasone belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out).

Uses: Duonase nasal spray is used to relieve symptoms of nasal allergy such as such as stuffy or runny nose, itching and sneezing.

How to use: Duonase nasal spray is for nose only. Use as directed by your doctor. Before you spray blow your nose to clear the mucus. Gently insert the tip of spray into the one nostril and close other nostril. Breathe in deeply as you squeeze the spray bottle and repeat the same in other nostril. Wash hands thoroughly with soap water. Make sure that medicine does not go in to the eyes.

Side Effects: Bitter taste in the mouth, drowsiness, headache, weakness, fever, nausea and vomiting, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, muscle aches, nasal dryness, nasal irritation

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Dosage: Usual adult dose for allergic rhinitis: 0.1% spray: 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: September 15th, 2017