Veramyst

Generic Name: Fluticasone

  • What is this medication and its most common uses?

    Veramyst is a medicine used to treat nasal symptoms due to seasonal or year-round allergies. Veramyst is available as a nasal spray.

  • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

    How does this medication work?

    Veramyst works by reducing inflammation in your nose.

    What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

    What: Veramyst has been shown to reduce nasal symptoms, such as stuffiness, runniness, sneezing, and itching.

    When: Veramyst may begin to work within 1 day of the first dose, but it takes several days of regular use to reach its greatest effect.

    How do I know it is working?

    You may feel an improvement in your breathing once you begin using Veramyst. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

  • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

    The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

    More common side effects may include: headache, nosebleed, sore throat, nose sores, back pain, fever, cough.

    Less common side effects may include:

    Infections in your nose and throat, formation of a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impaired wound healing.

    Eye problems, including glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and cataracts.

    Serious allergic reactions, with symptoms such as swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; rash; itching; or shortness of breath or trouble breathing.

    Weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections.

    Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.

    Slowed or delayed growth in children.

  • Who should not take this medication?

    Do not use Veramyst if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

    Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Veramyst. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs); any type of infection (including an eye infection); a sore in your nose; had nasal surgery or a recent nasal injury; eye or vision problems; had chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

    Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: The recommended starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

    Children 2-11 years: The recommended starting dose is 1 spray in each nostril once a day. Your healthcare provider may adjust your or your child's dose as appropriate.

    Your healthcare provider may adjust your or your child's dose as appropriate.

  • How should I take this medication?

    Use Veramyst exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.

    Shake the bottle well before each use.

    Use on a regular basis.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Veramyst.

  • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

    Do not spray Veramyst in your eyes.

    Do not come in contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles while you are using Veramyst.

  • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

    If Veramyst is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Veramyst with ketoconazole or ritonavir.

  • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Veramyst during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

    If you miss a dose of Veramyst, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use two doses at once.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature in an upright position, with the cap on. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

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