What is Pirinase Hay Fever Nasal Spray?
Pirinase Hay Fever Nasal Spray is a treatment for hay fever and allergy symptoms, helping you to feel more comfortable for up to 24 hours. It’s ideal for clearing a blocked or runny nose and easing sneezing, coughs, itchy and watery eyes, and other annoying hay fever symptoms. If you’re looking for an easy, once-daily treatment for hay fever or allergy symptoms, Pirinase could be the perfect product for you.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is a type of allergy which means that your body is sensitive to pollen, which is created by plants and flowers, especially over the Spring and Summer months. When you have hay fever, coming into contact with pollen will cause your body to react, creating a natural substance called histamine. Histamine tells different parts of your body to get rid of allergens like pollen, causing symptoms such as sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, coughs, itching, and many more.
How will Pirinase Nasal Spray treat my hay fever or allergies?
Each spray of Pirinase Nasal Spray contains 50 micrograms an active ingredient called fluticasone propionate, which is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing the inflammation that happens in your nasal passages when you have hay fever or another allergic reaction, helping to clear a blocked nose and ease sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and other symptoms for up to 24 hours.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pirinase. You may still be able to use this nasal spray, but your doctor or pharmacist may wish to recommend another treatment which may be more suitable for you.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. This especially applies if you are already taking corticosteroid medications, e.g. eczema cream, asthma inhalers, etc. Do not use Pirinase if you are already taking medicines for HIV.
Can I drive after using this product?
Some of the potential side effects of Pirinase Nasal Spray include blurred vision or eye problems. If you experience these or any other side effects which may affect your concentration or alertness while using this product, do not attempt to drive or use tools or machinery until you are sure you are safe to do so.
How to use this product
The recommended number of times you should use this nasal spray is two sprays up each nostril once a day. If your symptoms don’t improve after 7 days contact your doctor and don’t use it for more than a month unless told to do so by your doctor.
When should this nasal spray not be used?
Pirinase Nasal Spray is not suitable for use in children under the age of 18. Do not use this product if you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- May have an infection in your nose or sinuses
- Have a high temperature
- Have recently had surgery, an injury, or ulcers in your nose
- Experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances which may be caused by conditions like glaucoma or cataracts
Does Pirinase Nasal Spray have any side effects?
Like all medications, Pirinase Nasal Spray can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following symptoms you may be having an allergic reaction and should stop use and seek immediate medical assistance:
- Swelling of the mouth or face
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Other side effects you may experience include:
- Eye problems, e.g. pain, blurred vision
- Nasal problems, e.g. pain, persistent bleeding
- Sores in the nose
- Unpleasant taste or smell
- Dryness or irritation in the nose or throat
- Nose bleeds
- Sneezing after using the spray, this will usually stop quite soon
If you experience any of 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 30 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Once opened, use within 3 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Why do I need to answer questions before I can buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Pirinase Nasal Spray, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U 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.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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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Active ingredient: Each spray contains Fluticasone Propionate 50 micrograms.
Other ingredients: Dextrose (anhydrous), microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, phenylethyl alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, polysorbate 80, purified water and dilute hydrochloric acid.
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Can a pregnant woman take this?
There is inadequate evidence of the safety of fluticasone propionate in human pregnancy. Administration of corticosteroids to pregnant animals can cause abnormalities of foetal development, including cleft palate and intra-uterine growth retardation. There may therefore be a very small risk of such effects in the human foetus. It should be noted however that the foetal changes in animals occur after relatively high systemic exposure; direct intranasal application ensures minimal systemic exposure.
I've been taking Beconase Nasal Spray & Cetirizine Tablets for hay fever for the last few years, but recently I get days like today when I feel awful. Is there anything else I can take that could be more effective?
I would recommend on trying a different hayfever tablet, such as loratadine and a different nasal spray.
It's best to use different tablets and sprays each season.
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