Pirinase is a nasal spray which contains the active ingredient Fluticasone Propionate. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid which has an anti-inflammatory action and works in a similar way to natural body chemicals to control inflammation. It is used to treat and prevent the allergic symtoms of hayfever and other airborne allergies. Pirinase Nasal Spray is only suitable for adults over 18 years of age.
Pirinase should be kept out of sight and reach of children and should not be stored above 30 degrees celcius. Once opened, the bottle should be discarded after 3 months.
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The recommended instructions for using Pirinase is to spray two puffs into each nostril once daily. Once symptoms have improved, you may be able to reduce the dose to one spray in each nostril daily. If your symptoms are especially bad, you may need to use the spray twice a day. Shake well before using the spray. Only use the spray in the nose and do not swallow the spray.
If you use too many sprays, speak to your doctor. If you forget to use the spray, take your next dose at the usual time, never take two doses together. Do not use more than 8 sprays in a day and if your symptoms do not improve, or are not well controlled after 7 days, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient in Pirinase Nasal Spray is Fluticasone Propionate 0.05%. Other ingredients include dextrose, microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, phenylethyl alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, polysortbate 80, purified water and dilute hydrochloric acid.
Pirinase should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine or if you are under 18 years of age. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pirinase if you have an infection in your nose or sinuses, if you have a high temperature or if you have recently had surgery, an injury or ulcers in your nose. Do not use continuously for more than 3 months. You should make sure to mention if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or breast-feeding, you should speak to your doctor before using Pirinase.
As with all medicines, Pirinase can cause side effects, although not eveyone gets them. You should stop using Pirinase and speak to your doctor if you have an allergic reaction to the spray, if you experience eye problems, such as pain or blurred vision or if you experience nasal problems such as pain and/or persistent bleeding. Possible other side effects include sneezing, an unpleasant taste or smell, nose bleeds, dryness or irritation in the nose or throat and headache.
If any of these side effects get serious, or you get side effects not listed above, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.