Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. If you buy this medicine without a doctor's prescription, read and follow the instructions that come with the medicine.
You should not use the medicine if the safety seal on the bottle is broken or missing.
It is best to start using the spray about 1 week before you are in contact with what causes your allergies. Use the spray every day, while you are in contact with the cause of your allergies, even if you do not have symptoms.
You can use one spray in each nostril 3-to-4 times each day (about every 4-to-6 hours). You should not use the spray more than 6 times each day.
Blow your nose before using the medicine to clear out your nostrils.
Take the cap and safety clip off of the bottle. If this is the first time you have used the spray, you will need to prime the spray pump. Put your thumb on the bottom of the bottle and your index and middle fingers on the 2 flaps below the nozzle. Push up with your thumb, spraying into the air, about 5 times or until a fine mist sprays from the bottle. You won't need to prime the pump again unless you have not used the medicine for 14 days or more. Then you may need to prime the pump again with 2 sprays.
Hold the bottle upright and put the tip of the nozzle inside the nostril. Spray upward and breathe in through your nose.
Use the spray in your other nostril by following these same steps. Wipe the nozzle and put the cap and safety clip back on the bottle when you are through.
You may need to use this medicine for 1-to-2 weeks before you feel its full effects.
If a dose is missed:
Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.