Apo-Flunisolide®; Nasalide®; Rhinalar®
- It is used to ease allergy signs.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Long-term use may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
- It may take 2 weeks to see the full effect.
- If your child has been exposed to chickenpox or measles and has not had chickenpox or measles or had a chickenpox or measles vaccine, talk with the doctor.
- If your child has had any recent nose surgery, injury, ulcers, or sores, talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give this drug to a child younger than 6 years of age.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Bad nose irritation.
- Bad nosebleeds.
- Nose sores.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Whistling sound when your child breathes.
- Redness or white patches in mouth or throat.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Change in eyesight.
- Nose stuffiness.
- Nose irritation.
- Sinus irritation.
- Give as you have been told, even if your child feels well.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Do not give this drug by mouth. Use in your child’s nose only. Keep out of your child’s mouth and eyes (may burn).
- Shake well before use.
- Prime pump before first use and if not used for 5 or more days by spraying it 5 to 6 times or until you see a fine mist.
- Have your child blow nose before use.
- Spray up your child’s nose only. Do not spray onto the wall joining your child’s nostrils.
- Close 1 nostril.
- Put nose spray tube into other nostril.
- While your child breathes in through the nose, press down once to release spray.
- Have your child breathe out from the mouth.
- Check your child’s spray use with the doctor at each visit. Read and follow facts on how to use the spray. Make sure your child uses the spray the right way.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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