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EFNASE NASAL SPRAY

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Description
EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is a corticosteroid containing fluticasone propionate. It is used to relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (allergic reaction causing sneezing, runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes) in children, adolescents and adults. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY works by blocking the release of histamine a chemical that is responsible for allergic reactions. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may cause side effects like dryness and irritation of the nose and throat, headache, fever, nose bleeding etc. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or persist for a long time. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use in children below 3 years of age unless prescribed by your paediatrician. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is a prescription medicine. The dose of medicine and duration of treatment of EFNASE NASAL SPRAY will depend on your condition. Follow all the instructions mentioned on the label for usage or as directed by your doctor. Store this medicine at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY can impair your immune system, increasing the risk of getting an infection or worsening a pre-existing infection you have. Hence, maintain proper hygiene and keep a distance from people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you have heart, kidney, liver or eye problems or infections like tuberculosis before using EFNASE NASAL SPRAY. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for EFNASE NASAL SPRAY

  • Nasal discharge
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Body aches or pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Bloody nose
  • Irritation in the nose
  • Sneezing

Uses of EFNASE NASAL SPRAY

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for EFNASE NASAL SPRAY to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which EFNASE NASAL SPRAY remains active in the body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for EFNASE NASAL SPRAY.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to your foetus. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. It is not known whether this medicine is excreted in human breast milk. If you are breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using EFNASE NASAL SPRAY if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms like itching, swelling (face, lips), redness, shortness of breath, etc.

Nasal injury or surgery

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use if you have undergone nasal surgery recently or have a nasal injury that is not completely healed. It may cause irritation and burning sensation when applied to the affected area.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to your foetus. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. It is not known whether this medicine is excreted in human breast milk. If you are breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Growth retardation

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may cause growth retardation in some children when used for a long duration. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. The growth of the child should be monitored while on treatment with this medicine.

Visual disturbances

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may cause blurred vision or other visual disturbances. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines during the treatment with this medicine.

Nosebleed and nasal ulceration

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may cause nosebleeds and nasal ulcerations (sores in the nose). Consult your doctor immediately if you experience such conditions. Your doctor may suggest an alternative as needed based on your condition.

Impaired wound healing

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is not recommended for you in case of recent nasal injury, nose ulcers, nasal surgery, etc., until completely healed as this medicine may delay healing and worsen your condition.

Missed Dose

Do not skip any dose of EFNASE NASAL SPRAY. Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never use more doses than prescribed. If you have accidentally or intentionally used more than the prescribed dose of EFNASE NASAL SPRAY, seek immediate medical attention.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is a high level of adrenal hormones in your body. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may be absorbed into your blood circulation and lead to menstrual irregularities, pimples, etc., if used in high doses. Hence, caution should be maintained while using this medicine.

Infections

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY should be used with extreme caution if you have latent or active infections. This medicine can suppress your immune system and worsen your condition especially if you are on high doses of this medicine.

Ocular herpes infection

Ocular herpes simplex is an eye infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY should be used with caution if you have an ocular herpes infection. This medicine can damage the outer layer of your eye (cornea) and may worsen your condition.

Eye problems

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY should be used with extreme caution if you have eye problems like cataracts (a hazy layer that forms on the eye lens), glaucoma (an eye condition that damages your optic nerve), or increased intraocular pressure. Prolonged use of this spray can lead to blindness in such conditions.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bone become weak and brittle.EFNASE NASAL SPRAY should be used with caution if you have osteoporosis. Prolonged use of this medicine may cause loss of bone density and may further worsen your existing condition.

Liver disease

EFNASE NASAL SPRAY should be used with caution if you have a liver problem due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Your doctor may advise a blood test to monitor your liver functions.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
EFNASE NASAL SPRAY is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Use this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not use for more or fewer times than prescribed. EFNASE NASAL SPRAY may take a few days or weeks to show its effect. Do not stop using it without consulting your doctor. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after using this medicine as it may cause blurred vision. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before using this medicine. Inform your doctor about all your current medications and other health conditions before starting the treatment with EFNASE NASAL SPRAY. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
EFNASE NASAL SPRAY works by blocking the release of histamine a chemical that causes allergic reactions. Thus it helps in relieving allergic symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nasal steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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