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Avamys Nasal Spray

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1 spray (£17.99)

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What is Avamys Nasal Spray?

Avamys is an effective medicine that is designed to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever.

It comes in the form of a fast-acting nasal spray and can be used to relieve:

  • nasal congestion
  • a runny or itchy nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy or watery eyes

Avamys nasal spray can also be used to treat other allergies, such as those caused by pet dander or dust mites. Using this treatment on a long-term basis can help to control nasal inflammation and congestion.

As well as Avamys, fluticasone furoate nasal sprays can be bought under the brand names Flixonase and Nasofan.

How does it work?

Avamys is a steroid nasal spray. It belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids (or steroids for short).

This nasal spray works to relieve inflammation in the nasal passages due to the active ingredient fluticasone furoate.

When administered in the nasal passages, fluticasone furoate is absorbed into the nasal cells. This directly counters allergy symptoms by reducing the activity of the immune system, which reduces nasal inflammation.

What are the benefits?

Avamys is beneficial to hay fever sufferers as it works quickly to relieve uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Having undergone clinical trials Trusted source National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Government Source Biomedical Research and Literature Go to source , this nasal spray has been shown to:

  • relieve a runny or itchy nose
  • relieve a blocked nose and other sinus difficulties
  • prevent sneezing
  • start working within 8-24 hours

Taking effective hay fever medication can improve your quality of life during the pollen season, making it easier to concentrate during the day and improve sleep at night.

How effective is Avamys Nasal Spray?

Avamys has been proven to effectively tackle hay fever symptoms. One study Trusted source National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Government Source Biomedical Research and Literature Go to source compared the efficacy of fluticasone furoate vs a placebo. The results found that:

Using intranasal fluticasone furoate (Avamys) once daily was effective in treating both ocular and nasal hay fever symptoms, causing significant improvements in quality of life.

How do I use it?

Avamys nasal spray should only be used by adults. If you are looking to use Avamys spray for the first time, a guide on preparing and using the spray is written below.

Please note: You should always use prescribed medication per your doctor’s instructions. Please consult the patient information leaflet for a detailed description of using this nasal spray.

Preparing the spray

Avamys is uniquely shaped. It has a rounded cap which covers the nozzle and the button that releases the medicine is located on its side.

Parts of Avamys An infographic showing the different parts of Avamys nasal spray. Cap Nozzle Mist-Release button Window (you can check the level of medicine in window) Front Back

There is also a clear window where you can see the level of medicine that is remaining in the bottle.

It’s easy to prepare the nasal spray for use. Simply follow these simple steps:

How to prepare the spray for use
An infographic showing how to prepare an Avamys nasal spray

1 Shake the bottle vigorously for about 10 seconds.

An infographic showing how to prepare an Avamys nasal spray

2Remove the cap by squeezing its sides.

An infographic showing how to prepare an Avamys nasal spray

3Hold the bottle upright and point the nozzle away from you

4Press the side button firmly and continue pumping the button 4-6 times (or until a fine mist appears)

Using the spray

Once you have prepared your nasal spray, you’re ready to administer the medicine:

How to use the nasal spray
An infographic displaying instructions on how to use an Avamys nasal spray.
  1. Shake the nasal spray vigorously and remove the cap.
  2. Blow your nose gently to ensure that your nasal passages are clear.
  3. Tilt your head forward and insert the nozzle into one nostril.
  4. Press the spray button while gently inhaling through your nose.
  5. Breathe out through your mouth.
  6. Repeat the above steps with the other nostril before replacing the cap on the bottle.

If you forget to take your nasal spray at your usual time, it is recommended that you miss this dose and wait till the following day to administer the medication.

When using Avamys, try to keep the mist solution away from your eyes. If your eyes do come into contact with the nasal spray mist, rinse them thoroughly and carefully with clean water.

Ensure you use the treatment as recommended by your doctor. Don't use more than the recommended dosage as this could increase your chance of side effects.

If you are using Avamys for hay fever, it is recommended that you start using it a couple of weeks before the pollen season begins.

Who can use it?

Avamys can be used by most adults who suffer from hay fever symptoms. However, before using this medication make sure that you have read the following precautions:

  • Avamys should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in this medication
  • if you have a history of liver disease, glaucoma, cataracts, or have had an infection in the nasal passages, nasal surgery or tuberculosis, then you should not take this medication
  • extensive use of the treatment can affect the eyes with possible cases of glaucoma reported
  • Avamys should be used with caution if you intend to use it during pregnancy or while breastfeeding

Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns before taking this medication. You may be better suited to alternative (long or short-term) treatments for allergic rhinitis.

What are the potential side effects?

Like all prescription medications, this nasal spray may cause some side effects. While it’s normal to experience them, not everyone does.

The most common side effects associated with taking Avamys are:

  • nosebleeds
  • headaches
  • irritation in the nasal passage
  • fever
  • sore throat

If you do experience any of the above, it is likely that they will subside as your body becomes accustomed to the medication.

If you do experience any lasting adverse effects then you must speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

What are the precautions?

Avamys steroid nasal spray should not be used by:

  • children, as the corticosteroid may cause growth impairment
  • those with existing infections as the corticosteroids can make them worse
  • those with liver or kidney problems

The treatment may also interact with other anti-fungal medications such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole or ritonavir.

When filling out the medical consultation, make sure to disclose any other medications you are currently taking.

Can I buy Avamys online?

Avamys nasal spray is available to order online from HealthExpress. Simply complete our quick, no-obligation online consultation. This will then be checked by one of our doctors.

If this treatment is approved for you, your parcel will be dispatched from our pharmacy straight to your door. We offer free next-day delivery service and deliver all our medications in discreet packaging.

Avamys Nasal Spray info
Product name Avamys
Active ingredient(s) Fluticasone furoate
Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline UK
Lowest price £17.99
Trustpilot rating 5/5
Trustpilot reviews 18
Availability Out of stock
Description Avamys is an effective treatment in the form of a nasal spray to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of hayfever
Exemption Subject to medical description
Administration Topical
Presentation Spray
Available dosage(s) 27.5mg
Application Adults with hay fever symptoms
Usage To be sprayed into each nasal passage once a day at the same time
Drug class Corticosteroids
Alcohol consumption No influence
While pregnant/breastfeeding Not recommended

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Avamys Nasal Spray FAQs

Do you need a prescription for Avamy nasal spray?

Due to the strength of this steroid medication, Avamys is only available to purchase with a doctor’s prescription. You can get a prescription by seeing your GP or through an online healthcare provider.

How long does Avamys take to work?

In general, Avamys starts working within 8-24 hours after the first spray. However, this varies for each individual and for the full effects to take place, you may have to wait several days.

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Avamys 27.5mcg nasal spray suspension Excellent 5 18 patients have reviewed Avamys Nasal Spray on Trustpilot
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  • Worked within 48 hour , from watery itch eyes and a runny nose itchy throat to nothing ! Unbelievable Brilliant service - prescribed medication recurved next day - fantastic when you can’t get out and about

    John C
  • Happy with the product, always clears my sinuses. Great service, very fast delivery

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  • A little more expensive than a standard prescription but hastle free and very effective for hayfever-struggles.

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It does what it says and very effectively. It helps my condition.

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