For treatment of rhinitis, the usual starting dose for adults and children over 6 years is 2 applications into each nostril in the morning. After the symptoms have been brought under control, the smallest amount necessary to control the symptoms should be used. Treatment of seasonal rhinitis should, if possible, start before exposure to the allergens.
The usual dose for treatment and prevention of nasal polyps is one application into each nostril twice daily, in the morning and evening.
To use the turbuhaler:
- Hold it upright with the grip downwards.
- To load the turbuhaler with a dose, turn the grip as far as it will go in one direction and then back to the original position. The "click" means that the turbuhaler is ready to use.
- Breathe out, but do not breathe out through the turbuhaler.
- Place the nasal adapter so the nostril fits tightly around the adapter and block the opposite nostril with a finger.
- Sniff quickly and forcefully.
- Remove the turbuhaler from your nose before breathing out.
- Repeat the above steps for each dose and each nostril.
If you accidentally drop, shake, or breathe out into the turbuhaler after it is loaded, the dose will be lost. If this happens, load a new dose and inhale it. You may not taste or feel the medication when inhaling, but you will receive the medication if you follow the instructions provided by your health care professional or in the package insert.
If you are not sure how to use the turbuhaler, speak with your physician, pharmacist, or other health professional.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you are using this medication for rhinitis and you miss a dose but remember within 12 hours, administer it as soon as possible and continue on with your regular schedule. If it is more than 12 hours when you remember, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one.
If you are using this medication for nasal polyps and you miss a dose but remember within 6 hours, administer it as soon as possible and continue on with your regular schedule. If it is more than 6 hours when you remember, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one.
If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children. Always replace the cover after using this medication.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.