Drug Information for FlunisolideNasal Solution USP, 0.025% (Bausch & Lomb Incorporated): Patient Instructions

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  • PHARMACIST — DETACH HERE AND GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO PATIENT

    Flunisolide Nasal Solution USP, 0.025%

    – HOW TO USE YOUR NASAL PUMP UNIT –

    Your nasal spray unit with the pump requires no assembly. Just follow the simple instructions below.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON FLUNISOLIDE NASAL SOLUTION:

    1. You should use flunisolide nasal solution at regular intervals since its effectiveness depends on its regular use (see below).

    2. It may take 1-2 weeks before full relief is obtained.

    3. You should contact your physician if symptoms do not improve, if the condition worsens, or if sneezing, nasal irritation, or bleeding occurs.

    4. You should contact your physician if you know you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles.

    TO PRIME:

    1. Remove the dust cover. Put two fingers on “shoulders” of pump unit, and place thumb on bottom of bottle. Push bottle with thumb FIRMLY and QUICKLY 5-6 times or until a fine spray appears. Now your pump is primed. You must prime the pump unit again if you have not used it for 5 days or more, or if you have disassembled it for cleaning.

    2. If the solution is delivered in a stream of liquid, it may fail to provide maximum benefit and cause some discomfort. A fine mist can be produced only by a rapid and firm pumping action.

    3. Once your pump is primed, it‘s ready to use.

    NOTE: Keep dust cover on the pump unit when not in use.

    PHARMACIST — DETACH HERE AND GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO PATIENT

    TO USE:

    1. Gently blow nose to clear nostrils. If nose is blocked, use medicine your doctor has recommended to open nasal passages.

    2. Remove the dust cover. Be sure the pump unit is primed.

    3. Place the spray tip into one nostril (tip should not reach far into nose).

    Bend head forward so spray will aim toward the back of the nose.

    4. Hold pump as shown, resting back of index finger against upper lip.

    BE CAREFUL THAT FINGERS DO NOT SLIP OFF THE PUMP AS YOU SPRAY.

    5. Point the tip toward the BACK and OUTER SIDE of the nose. Close other nostril with finger. Pump the spray by pushing bottle with thumb FIRMLY and QUICKLY and sniff gently at the same time. Your doctor will tell you whether to pump once or twice in each nostril.

    6. After spraying in nostril, remove unit from nose and bend head back for a few seconds to let spray spread over back of nose.

    7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 in other nostril. You may feel brief burning or stinging after using the spray.

    8. Keep dust cover on the pump unit when not in use.

    TO CLEAN:

    1. If spray nozzle becomes clogged, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAR IT USING A POINTED OBJECT. Remove the pump unit from bottle.

    2. Soak only the pump unit in warm water. Squirt several times while holding under water.

    3. Make sure the pump unit is dry. Assemble as before with 5 or 6 sprays before use.

    Bausch & Lomb IncorporatedTampa, FL 33637©Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

    Revised January 2008

    9116400

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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