Saturday, 11 May 2013

Avamys : Spray to a recovery

Avamys

Description
Avamys is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis including stuffy, runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and watery, itchy or red eyes. The effects are usually felt within the first day, although some people will not feel the effects until several days after first taking it.
How does it work?
Avamys contains the medicine fluticasone furoate which works to decrease inflammation caused by allergy (rhinitis)
Preparation
First you must prepare Avamys nasal spray before using it for the First time or if you have left the cap off. To prepare:
1)      With the cap on, shake the nasal spray vigorously for about 10 Seconds. Avamys is thick and becomes more liquid when you shake it well. It will only spray when it becomes liquid.
2)      Remove the cap. Hold the nasal spray upright and point the nozzle away from you. Press the button on the side firmly all the way in. Do this at least 6 times until the spray is released. You may use the index, middle and fourth finger to press the side button.
3)      Your nasal spray is now ready to use.

Usage of the Spray

1)      Shake the nasal spray vigorously. Remove the cap. Blow your nose to clear your nostrils, then tilt your head forward a bit.

2)      Put the nozzle inside your nostril aiming for the outside wall of your nose (away from the central ridge of the nose).

3)      As you breathe in through your nose, press the side button once firmly all the way on. You can use your thumb or the index, middle and fourth fingers to press the button. Take the nozzle out and breathe out through your mouth.

4)      If your doctor has told you to take two sprays per nostril, repeat steps 2-3. Repeat steps 2-3 for your other nostril. Replace the cap on the nasal spray.

Taking care of your nasal spray
Cleaning your nasal spray
-After each use, wipe the nozzle and inside of the cap. Don’t use water to do this. Wipe with a clean dry tissue.
-Always keep the cap on the nasal spray when you are not using it. This keeps the dust out, seals in the pressure and stops the nozzle from blocking up. It also prevents the side button from being pressed accidentally.
-Never use a pin or anything sharp to clear the nozzle as it will damage the spray.
-If your nasal spray does not seem to be working, check if you still have medicine left. Look at the level through the window. If the level is very low, there may not be enough left to work the nasal spray. If you think the nozzle may be blocked, do not use a pin or anything sharp to clear it. Try to reset it by repeating the instructions above “Usage for the First time”
*Always seek the advice of a physician or other licensed health care professional regarding any question pertaining to the medicine.