Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in your eyes or on your skin. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
If you are using the Nasacort® AQ nasal spray for the first time, you will need to prime the spray. To do this, pump the bottle 5 times or until some of the medicine sprays out. Now it is ready to use. Prime the spray 1 time if you have not used the medicine for 14 days or longer.
Shake the medicine well just before each use. Before using the medicine, gently blow your nose to clear the nostrils.
To use Nasacort® AQ nasal spray, tilt your head forward and aim the spray toward the back of your nose. Sniff gently at the same time you pump the bottle.
To use Nasacort® nasal inhaler (powder under pressure), aim the spray toward the side of your nose. Inhale gently at the same time you press down on the bottle to spray the medicine. Be careful to not spray the medicine on your nasal septum (the middle "wall" in your nose that separates your two nostrils).
Do not blow your nose for at least 15 minutes after using this medicine.
Do not use the Nasacort® nasal inhaler near a fire or flame. Do not poke a hole in the container.
This medicine works best if you use it on a regular basis.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Keep the bottle tightly closed when not using it. Store at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Dispose of the Nasacort® nasal inhaler after you have used 100 sprays. Dispose of the Nasacort® AQ nasal spray after you have used 125 sprays. Your patient instruction paper should have a check-off list to help you keep track of how many sprays you have used. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container or outdated medicine.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.