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Avamys Nasal Spray

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Avamys Nasal Spray is a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as runny nose, sneezing and sinus discomfort. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and allergies, thus relieving the discomfort and irritation in your nose.

You should always use it as advised by your doctor but to get the full benefit you should take it regularly. It may take a few days for the spray to take full effect. If you do not see an improvement in your symptoms after a week you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effects of Avamys Nasal Spray include burning or itching in your nose. It can also cause nosebleed and headache in some patients. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about side effects or they do not go away. This medicine may lower the ability of your body to fight off infections, so try to stay away from someone having chickenpox, measles, or tuberculosis. In general, you should try to avoid situations which make your symptoms worse (things like pollen and dust mites), and it would be best to avoid smoking.

Before starting to use this medicine you should let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare team. If you use this medicine for a long time, your doctor may want to carry out certain medical tests during the duration of treatment to check your progress.

Uses of Avamys Nasal Spray

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Side effects of Avamys Nasal Spray

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Avamys

  • Nosebleeds
  • Headache
  • Nasal inflammation

How to use Avamys Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat the same process for the other nostrils.

How Avamys Nasal Spray works

Avamys Nasal Spray is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Avamys Nasal Spray may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Avamys Nasal Spray is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of Avamys Nasal Spray in breastfeeding mothers should only be considered if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • The right way to use the nasal spray:
    • Shake the bottle before using the medicine. 
    • Clean your nose thoroughly before using the medicine.
    • Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. 
    • Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. 
    • Breathe out gently through your mouth and repeat the same process for the other nostril.
  • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause medication to go back to the throat and make it less effective.
  • Do not share the bottle with anyone else so that you do not spread germs.
  • Avamys Nasal Spray should be avoided in patients with recent nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Avamys with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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one of my nose is blocked most of time causes snoring problem. when using AVAMYS nasal spray it's giving relief. plz tell permanent solution.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Get serum IgE level check and revert
I have watery nose and sneezing, appears to be due to allergy.
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It is mostly allergic rhinitis. You have to take long term antihistamine and flutiflo nasal spray
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FAQs

Q. How does Avamys Nasal Spray work?

Avamys Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid, which works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Avamys Nasal Spray take to start working?

The time required by Avamys Nasal Spray to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Avamys Nasal Spray. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly as it increases efficiency of the medicine.

Q. My friend developed a severe allergic reaction when she started Avamys Nasal Spray. Could it be due to Avamys Nasal Spray even though it is used for allergy purpose?

In very rare cases, Avamys Nasal Spray can cause serious allergic reactions such as rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, throat, and tongue. It may also cause low blood pressure which may further cause lightheadedness and the patient may even faint. You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms as it could be life threatening.

Q. My brother developed chickenpox while using Avamys Nasal Spray. Can Avamys Nasal Spray be responsible for chickenpox? What should be done?

Avamys Nasal Spray being a corticosteroid weakens the immune system of the body. It could have because of this that your brother developed chickenpox. You should immediately stop the medication and contact the doctor. The doctor may consider treating it with antiviral agents.

Q. For how long should I take Avamys Nasal Spray?

It is recommended that you take the nasal spray as long as you are exposed to the allergen. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Does long-term use of Avamys Nasal Spray have any side effects?

Usual doses of Avamys Nasal Spray can be tolerated by most people for long periods of time. But, few people may develop nose bleed, hole in nasal cartilage, and visual disturbances due to cataract or glaucoma if they take Avamys Nasal Spray for a long time. Moreover, high doses also tend to increase the risk of weakening of bones (osteoporosis) and diabetes.

Q. What is thrush? Can Avamys Nasal Spray cause thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection of the nose and throat caused by candida. Avamys Nasal Spray can cause thrush as a common side effect. To avoid getting fungal infections, you should thoroughly rinse your mouth after using a nasal spray. If you experience any redness or white colored patches in your nose or mouth, inform your doctor.

Q. Can I take Avamys Nasal Spray for runny nose and sneezing due to common cold?

No, Avamys Nasal Spray is only meant for allergic rhinitis and should not be taken for common cold. Symptoms of common cold can be due to viral infection and this medicine does not cure such infections. Therefore, you may not benefit from Avamys Nasal Spray.
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