Veramyst treats the symptoms of nasal allergies. Veramyst may begin to work within 24 hours after you take your first dose. It may take several days before it has its greatest effect.
Veramyst is a prescription medication to treat the symptoms of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. Veramyst is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by preventing and decreasing inflammation (swelling that can cause other symptoms) in the nose.
Veramyst comes in a nasal spray and is used once a day.
Common side effects of Veramyst include cough, nosebleeds, and nasal burning or irritation.
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Uses of Veramyst
Veramyst is a prescription medicine used to treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms in adults and children 2 years old and older. Veramyst may also help red, itchy, and watery eyes in adults and teenagers with seasonal allergic rhinitis.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Veramyst Drug Class
Veramyst is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Veramyst
Common side effects of Veramyst include:
- irritated or burning nose
- runny nose
- stomach pain
This is not a complete list of Veramyst side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescripion and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- Some antibiotics and some antifungals, including: clarithromycin (Biaxin); erythromycin (Ery-Tab); isoniazid (Nydrazid); itraconazole (Sporanox); ketoconazole (Nizoral); telithromycin (Ketek).
- Protease inhibitors, including: amprenavir (Agenerase); atazanavir (Reyataz); fosamprenavir (Lexiva); indinavir (Crixivan); nelfinavir (Viracept); ritonavir (Norvir); saquinavir (Invirase).
This is not a complete list of Veramyst drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Veramyst may cause serious side effects including:
- nasal fungal infection. This happened in about 1 out of 1,000 patients in clinical studies with Veramyst.
- slow wound healing. Do not use Veramyst until your nose has healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured.
- eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams.
- decreased ability to fight infection. This will make you more likely to get an infection. Tell your doctor if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles.
- slow growth in children. A child taking Veramyst should have his/her growth checked regularly.
- allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Call your doctor and stop Veramyst right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction:
- swelling of the face, throat and tongue
- breathing problems
Veramyst can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Veramyst affects you.
To avoid withdrawal side effects, do not stop using Veramyst spray at once. Discuss with your doctor about slowly decreasing the dose before stopping use of this medication altogether.
Do not take Veramyst if you:
- are allergic to Veramyst or any of its ingredients
- are taking ritonavir (Norvir)
Veramyst Food Interactions
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Veramyst there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Veramyst.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are:
- pregnant (or planning to become pregnant)
- breastfeeding a baby or planning to breastfeed
- exposed to chickenpox or measles
- have an autoimmune disease such as HIV/AIDS
- have an infection
- have an allergy to formaldehyde
- have liver problems
- have a history of glaucoma or cataracts
- feeling unwell or have any symptoms that you do not understand
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Veramyst and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. See "Drug Interactions" section.
Veramyst and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Veramyst falls into category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Veramyst Nasal Spray should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby.
Veramyst and Lactation
It is not known whether fluticasone furoate (the active ingredient in Veramyst) is excreted in human breast milk. However, other corticosteroids have been detected in human milk. Since there are no data from controlled trials on the use of Veramyst by nursing mothers, caution should be exercised when Veramyst is administered to a nursing woman.
- This medicine is for use in the nose only. Do not spray it in your eyes or mouth.
- An adult should help a young child use this medicine.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you by your healthcare provider. DO NOT give this medicine to anyone else.
- Use Veramyst exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to. DO NOT take more of your medicine or take it more often than your healthcare provider tells you. The prescription label will usually tell you how many sprays to take and how often. If it does not or if you are not sure, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
- Do not use Veramyst after 120 sprays (plus the initial priming sprays) have been used or after the expiration date, whichever comes first. (The sample bottle contains 30 sprays.) The bottle may not be completely empty. The expiration date is printed as “EXP” on the product label and box. Before you throw away Veramyst, talk to your healthcare provider to see if you need a refill of your prescription. If your healthcare provider tells you to continue using Veramyst, throw away the empty or expired bottle and use a new bottle of Veramyst.
- Do not take extra doses or stop taking Veramyst without telling your healthcare provider.
- Veramyst may begin to work within 24 hours after you take your first dose. It may take several days before it has its greatest effect.
- You will get the best results if you keep using Veramyst regularly each day without missing a dose. If you miss a dose by several hours, just take your next dose at the usual time. DO NOT take an extra dose.
Take Veramyst exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
Adults and Adolescents Aged 12 Years and Older
- For people aged 12 years and older, the usual starting dosage is 2 sprays in each nostril, once a day. After you begin to feel better, your healthcare provider may tell you that 1 spray in each nostril once a day may be enough for you.
Children Aged 2 to 11 Years
- For children aged 2 to 11 years, the usual starting dosage is 1 spray in each nostril, once a day. Your healthcare provider may tell you to take 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. After you begin to feel better, your healthcare provider may change the dosage to 1 spray in each nostril once a day. An adult should help a young child use this medicine.
If you take too much Veramyst, call your doctor or local Poison Control Center right away.
- Store the device in the upright position with the cap in place between 15° and 30°C (59° and 86°F).
- Do not freeze or refrigerate.
- Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.