For the treatment of nasal allergies in adults and children age 15 and older, the suggested Nasalide dosage is two sprays in each nostril twice daily. Children ages 6 to 14 typically start with either one spray in each nostril three times a day or two sprays in each nostril twice daily. Your healthcare provider can increase or decrease your Nasalide dosage as necessary.
The dose of Nasalide® (flunisolide nasal solution) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Nasalide
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Nasalide dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Nasalide Dosage for Nasal AllergiesFor children ages 6 through 14, the recommended dose of Nasalide for nasal allergies is either one spray in each nostril three times per day (a total of six sprays per day) or two sprays in each nostril twice daily (a total of eight sprays per day).
The recommended dose of Nasalide for treating nasal allergies in adults and adolescents 15 years and older is two sprays in each nostril twice daily (a total of eight sprays per day). If needed, your healthcare provider may increase the dose up to two sprays in each nostril three times daily (a total of 12 sprays per day).
Considerations for people taking Nasalide include the following:
- Nasalide comes in the form of a nasal spray. It is usually taken two or three times a day.
- Blow your nose before each Nasalide dose. Breathe in gently while spraying the medicine into your nose. Do not try to inhale the spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes into 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 Nasalide 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 (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. Nasalide will not work if you stop taking it. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your Nasalide dosage.