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Avamys

Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Fluticasone furoate

CHINESE NAME: 鼻眼適

DRUG CLASS: Corticosteroids

SUB CLASS: Glucocorticoids

USED FOR: Allergic and perennial rhinitis

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: 27.5mcg (nasal spray)

What is Avamys for?

Avamys is a brand product that contains Fluticasone furoate, which is a type of corticosteroid. Steroid is widely used to reduce inflammation, and Avamys is formulated as a nasal spray to reduce inflammation in the nose caused by allergy. It is therefore used to treat seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children ≥2 years.

How to use it?

Avamys is used as a nasal spray. For children between 2-11 years, spray 1 puff per nostril once daily. For patients ≥12 years of age, spay 2 puffs per nostril once daily.

Shake well before use

Prime the new spray bottle before you use it for the first time. Prime it by pointing it away from your face and spraying it into the air 6 times. If you do not use this medicine for 30 days in a row or longer, you will need to prime the spray again.

Gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Close 1 nostril. Tilt your head forward slightly, carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril. Point the nozzle away from the centre of your nose. Press firmly and breathe gently through the nostril, then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in the other nostril.

What are the side effects of Avamys?

Common side effects of Avamys include nosebleed, nasopharyngitis, cough, back pain and headache.

Who should not take Avamys?

People who are allergic to Fluticasone or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Do not stop using this medication suddenly as it may take a week to see the full effect.
– This drug may make you more susceptible to infections. If you have symptoms such as fever and sore throat, seek medical attention as it could be signs of infection.

Common dosing schedule:
Spray 1-2 puffs per nostril once daily.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Avamys may interact with:
Desmopressin
Ritonavir– Antifungals, e,g. Itraconazole, Ketoconazole
– Antibiotics, e.g. Clarithromycin, Erythromycin 

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Avamys in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Avamys is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Avamys in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.