Avamys Nasal Spray
  • Avamys Nasal Spray

Avamys Nasal Spray

Medication features

  • Each pack contains 120 sprays
  • Contains a corticosteroid to reduce the inflammatory response
  • Helps to reduce inflammation caused by allergies such as hayfever
  • Starts to work within 8 to 24 hours

Overview

Avamys Nasal Spray Online

You can request to buy Avamys nasal spray online from our UK registered online pharmacy. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.

What is Avamys?

Avamys is a steroid nasal spray used to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. This includes symptoms such as sneezing, blocked or runny noses, and itchiness. The most common use is in patients who suffer from hay fever and other allergic reactions in response to allergens.

Allergens are harmless substances that your immune system mistakes harmful ones, leading to the release of histamine that causes the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

It contains 27.5 micrograms of a corticosteroid called Fluticasone Furoate. Avamys is for use in patients aged six years and over and is a prescription-only medication in the UK.

How does it work?

Avamys contains fluticasone furoate, which is from a class of drugs called corticosteroids. This works in a similar way to naturally occurring corticosteroid hormones. By attaching to receptors in some types of cells, it helps decrease the immune response to allergens. 

This leads to a reduction in the release of substances such as histamines, which are part of the inflammatory response of the body to external allergens. By reducing the aggressiveness of this response, the symptoms you experience, such as sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses, are reduced. 

How do I use Avamys Nasal Spray?

For adults and children over 12 years of age, the recommended dose is two sprays daily into each nostril once daily to control symptoms. Once symptoms have eased, you should reduce your daily dose to one spray into each nostril, providing a total of 55 micrograms per day.

For children aged 6-11 years, the recommended daily dose is one spray into each nostril.

Before using the nasal spray Avamys, blow your nose gently if there is nasal congestion. To use Avamys, you should gently breathe in through the nose. If you are unsure how to use the nasal spray, talk to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet provided in the ‘info Leaflet’ tab.

How effective is Avamys?

In studies of patients who suffered from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever), Avamys was shown to reduce the symptoms experienced by patients significantly. Most patients saw a 40-60% improvement in their symptom scores. This was compared to a 25-40% improvement in patients who were given a placebo dose.

  • Avamys works best if it is used on a regular basis.
  • Symptom relief can begin up to 8 hours or more after you first start using Avamys, however, you will receive the maximum benefit when you use Avamys every day during the time that you are exposed to your allergy.

Avamys Nasal Spray Summary

Dose

TWO sprays into each nostril daily

Mechanism

Decreases the immune response to allergens

Active Ingredient

Fluticasone furoate

Size

120 sprays per bottle

Price

From £12.95

Side Effects

Can include headache, nasal soreness, nasal dryness, nasal irritation

Avamys Prices

1 bottle

£12.95

2 bottles

£18.95

3 bottles

£28.45

Is Avamys suitable for me?

In specific situations, Avamys nasal spray should be used with caution. It is advised not to use Avamys if you:

  • Have problems with your liver
  • Have glaucoma or cataracts
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Be sure to tell our online doctor on our online assessment form if you are taking other medication (including either prescribed medicines by your GP or purchased medicines from a pharmacy.)

Avamys may not be suitable for you or may need to be used with caution if you are taking certain medicines, for example:

  • Steroid-based medicines (specifically ones taken orally)
  • Ritonavir
  • Ketoconazole (taken orally)
  • If you are allergic to fluticasone furoate or any of the other ingredients.

Avamys Nasal Spray side effects

Like all medicines, Avamys can cause side effects. Each patient may be affected differently, so it's important you are aware of these in case you need to take action. Always read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects. Some of the more common side effects associated with Avamys are;

  • Nasal bleeding
  • Nasal ulceration
  • Headache
  • Nasal burning
  • Nasal irritation
  • Nasal soreness
  • Nasal dryness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema (Swelling)
  • Rash
  • Hives (skin rash with red, raised, itchy bumps)

If you notice any of the above or any side effects that are not listed please contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Author

Hywel McGlinchy, Clinical Pharmacist

Name

Hywel McGlinchy

RoleClinical Pharmacist
Qual.Masters of Pharmacy
AboutHywel started with Simple Online Pharmacy in 2020. He's responsible for helping author and review accurate site content. He also works with our GPs to make sure all aspects of patient safety are covered. 

FAQ

How long does Avamys take to work?

Avamys will treat your symptoms throughout the day and night. Some people will not feel the full effects until several days after first using Avamys. However, it is usually effective within 8 to 24 hours of use. The usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once every day.

Can Avamys be used long term?

Intranasal steroid sprays are safe for long-term use, and there is little evidence to indicate they cause significant systemic side effects. However, patients with chronic rhinitis who might use them for long periods should be advised to use them only intermittently and at the lowest dose that controls their symptoms.

Can I buy Avamys online?

Yes, provided the supplier is a registered online doctor and pharmacy service in the UK you may buy Avamys nasal spray online. It is still prescription-only medicine however a doctor may assess your condition and provide the prescription after an online assessment.

Is Avamys over the counter in the UK?

No, Avamys is a prescription-only medicine. You may request a prescription online from a registered online doctor service if required.

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Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Ingredients

Ingredients in Avamys Nasal Spray

Active substance: Fluticasone furoate (27.5 micrograms)

Other ingredients: glucose anhydrous, dispersible cellulose, Polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, purified water

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