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How should I take fluticasone nasal?

There are two formulations of fluticasone nasal available: Flonase (fluticasone propionate) and Veramyst (fluticasone furoate). Follow these steps to take fluticasone nasal:
  • The first time you use a new bottle, prime Flonase (fluticasone propionate) seven or eight times and Veramyst (fluticasone furoate) six times, by pumping until some medication sprays out. Spray it away from your face.
  • Prime the bottle again if you have not used Flonase for 48 hours or longer, or Veramyst for 30 days or longer.
  • Gently blow your nose before each use.
  • Use a finger to hold one nostril closed.
  • Tilt your head forward a bit, and put the tip of the bottle into the other nostril, keeping the bottle upright.
  • Grasp the pump with the applicator between your forefinger and middle finger.
  • Begin breathing through your nose and press on the applicator to release a spray.
  • Breathe in softly through the nostril and breathe out through your mouth.
  • Repeat this for the number of times your doctor has directed.
  • After using the bottle, wipe the tip with a clean tissue and put the cap back on.

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