Duonase Nasal Spray is a medicine that is used for the treatment of allergies, Sneezing, Stuffy, Runny Or Itchy Nose, Hay Fever, Runny Nose, Itchy Nose and other conditions.
Duonase Nasal Spray contains Azelastine, and Fluticasone as active ingredients.
Duonase Nasal Spray works by preventing the release of chemicals that causes allergies; blocking a chemical produced in the body during an allergic reaction;
Duonase Nasal Spray Uses
Duonase Nasal Spray is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Stuffy, Runny Or Itchy Nose
- Hay Fever
- Runny Nose
- Itchy Nose
- Allergy Symptoms
- Watery, Itchy Or Red Eyes
- skin problems
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
Duonase Nasal Spray Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Duonase Nasal Spray improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
Preventing the release of chemicals that causes allergies.
Blocking a chemical produced in the body during an allergic reaction.
Duonase Nasal Spray – Composition and Active Ingredients
Duonase Nasal Spray is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Fluticasone (30 MCG)
Azelastine (70 MCG)
Duonase Nasal Spray – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Duonase Nasal Spray. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- White Patches Or Sores On The Lips Or Inside The Mouth
- Tightness In The Chest
- Sore Throat
- Mild Fever
Duonase Nasal Spray – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Consult your doctor if you are allergic to this salt
- Drive or operate machinery cautiously
- Planning to get pregnant
Duonase Nasal Spray – Drug Interactions
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Duonase Nasal Spray may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Duonase Nasal Spray may interact with the following drugs and products:
Duonase Nasal Spray – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Duonase Nasal Spray is a contraindication. In addition, Duonase Nasal Spray should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
- Allergic reactions
- Asthma attack
- Breathing difficulty
- Liver problems
Other important Information on Duonase Nasal Spray
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Duonase Nasal Spray
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Duonase Nasal Spray, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Storage of Duonase Nasal Spray
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Duonase Nasal Spray.
Expired Duonase Nasal Spray
Taking a single dose of expired Duonase Nasal Spray is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Duonase Nasal Spray – Frequently asked Questions
Is Duonase Nasal Spray safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Is Duonase Nasal Spray safe while breastfeeding?
Can Duonase Nasal Spray be used for allergies and sneezing?
Yes, allergies and sneezing are among the most common reported uses for Duonase Nasal Spray. Please do not use Duonase Nasal Spray for allergies and sneezing without consulting first with your doctor.
How long do I need to use Duonase Nasal Spray before I see improvement of my conditions?
users have reported 1 week and 3 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to eat Duonase Nasal Spray.
At what frequency do I need to use Duonase Nasal Spray?
users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Duonase Nasal Spray. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how often you need to Duonase Nasal Spray.
Should I consume Duonase Nasal Spray empty stomach, before food or after food?
users have most commonly reported consuming Duonase Nasal Spray after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you should eat this medicine.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Duonase Nasal Spray medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Duonase Nasal Spray.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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