What is Clarinaze?
Clarinaze is a nasal spray from the manufacturers of the popular hay fever treatment, Clarityn. Clarinaze helps to ease symptoms of hay fever and is perfect for those who suffer from sneezing, a blocked or runny nose, or itching when the pollen count is high.
How to use Clarinaze nasal spray
Shake the bottle well before use and remove the dust cap. Blow your nose gently before each treatment. Use your finger to close one of your nostrils and insert the nozzle of the spray into your other nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly and gently begin to breathe in through your nose. As you breathe in, press down on the nozzle to squirt a spray into your nostril. Breathe out through your mouth and then breathe in through your nose and squirt one more spray. Remove the nozzle from your nostril and repeat the process in your other nostril. Use no more than 4 sprays in any 24-hour period, 2 sprays in each nostril. After using this product, wipe the nozzle with a clean handkerchief or tissue. Do not use it for more than 3 months without consulting your doctor.
How does mometasone treat hay fever?
Clarinaze contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate, which was only available as a prescription medication (which you may know as Nasonex) until recently. Mometasone is a corticosteroid medication, which are sometimes known as steroids, and works by reducing inflammation on the inside of your nose. This helps to ease sneezing, itching, and a blocked or runny nose, which can all occur if you suffer from hay fever.
What happens when you have hay fever?
When you have hay fever, your body reacts when it comes into contact with pollen and produces a substance called histamine. Histamine then sends signals to different areas of your body, such as your nose and eyes, to tell them to clear the pollen from your system. This causes hay fever symptoms, such as a runny nose, itching, sneezing, coughing, and more.
Is Clarinaze the same as Nasonex?
Nasonex is a nasal spray that’s used to ease symptoms of allergy and hay fever and is only available on prescription. Nasonex uses the same amount of the same active ingredient as Clarinaze, containing 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate in every spray. Until recently, you could only get Nasonex from your doctor, but after a review of the active ingredient, mometasone furoate has been made available as an over the counter medication in Clarinaze, that you can pick up from your pharmacy without needing a prescription. So yes, Nasonex and Clarinaze use the same amount of the same ingredient, the only difference is whether you get your medicine from your pharmacy or prescribed by your doctor.
Can Clarinaze be used with other hay fever remedies?
Many other hay fever remedies, such as Clarityn tablets, can be used at the same time as your Clarinaze nasal spray. However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking other hay fever remedies, including herbal remedies and those you obtained without a prescription, to be sure that they are safe to use together.
Can I use this nasal spray if I’m taking other medications?
If you’re taking any other medications, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Some medications can interact with this product, causing unwanted side effects or making your medication less effective. This includes some HIV medicines, such as ritonavir and cobicistat. You should especially speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed corticosteroid medications, e.g. those used to treat eczema, asthma inhalers, injections, nasal sprays, eye drops, or nose drops.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your child at this time and a medical professional may wish to recommend an alternative treatment.
Why do I need to answer questions before I can buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Clarinaze, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist4U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should this product not be used?
Clarinaze is not suitable for use by children under the age of 18. Do not use this product if you are allergic to mometasone furoate or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not use this product if you:
- Have an untreated infection in your nose, as this can worsen the infection
- Have recently had an operation on your nose or have injured your nose. Wait until your nose has healed before using this product
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you:
- Have or have ever had tuberculosis
- Have any other infection
- Are taking other corticosteroids, either by mouth or injection
- Have cystic fibrosis
While you are using this product, speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the following:
- Your immune system is not functioning well (e.g. you experience more frequent infections) and you come into contact with someone who has measles or chickenpox. Avoid coming into contact with either of these conditions while using this product
- You have an infection of the nose or throat
- You have persistent irritation to the nose or throat
- You have experienced blurred vision or other visual disturbances
Does mometasone nasal spray have any side effects?
Like all medications, Clarinaze can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, you may be experiencing a severe allergic reaction, and should stop use and seek medical help immediately:
- Swollen face, tongue, throat, mouth, pharynx
- Trouble swallowing
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
Stop use and speak to your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Eye problems, e.g. pain, blurred vision
- Nasal problems, e.g. pain, persistent bleeding
Other side effects you may experience include:
- Sore nose or throat
- Ulcers in the nose
- Respiratory tract infection
- Increase in pressure in the eye (glaucoma), cataracts which cause visual disturbances
- Damage to partition in the nose which separates the nostrils
- Changes in taste and smell
- Difficulty breathing, wheezing
- Blurred vision
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not freeze. Do not use if the expiry date printed on the bottle and carton has passed, once opened use within 2 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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Active substance: Mometasone furoate – 50 micrograms in each spray
Other ingredients: Dispersible cellulose, glycerol, sodium citrate, citrate acid monohydrate, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, purified water
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