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Veramyst has been evaluated in several different studies for treating nasal allergies. In these studies, the medication helped reduce nasal allergy symptoms, including runny nose, nasal stuffiness, itching, and sneezing. Additionally, this is the first prescription nasal spray that has been shown in studies to improve eye allergy symptoms, such as itching, redness, and wateriness.
 

When and How to Take Veramyst

Some general considerations for when and how to take Veramyst include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in nasal spray form. It is usually used once a day.
     
  • Be sure to shake your Veramyst bottle well before each use.
     
  • Blow your nose before each dose. Breathe in gently while spraying it into your nose. Do not try to inhale the Veramyst spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
     
  • Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils (in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum). Spraying it toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (by using the right hand to spray into the left nostril, and vice versa).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Veramyst that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your Veramyst dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Veramyst Dosage for more information.)
 
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