What You Need to Know About Patanase
Some general considerations for when and how to use Patanase include the following:
- This medication comes in nasal spray form. It is usually taken twice a day.
- The first time you use each bottle, you will need to prime the pump by spraying five times until a fine mist appears. If you have not used the bottle within the last week, you may have to re-prime the pump by spraying it twice.
- Blow your nose before each dose. Breathe in gently while spraying Patanase into your nose. Do not try to inhale the spray or breathe in too deeply, as Patanase works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Patanase will not work if you stop using it.
The dosage of Patanase your healthcare provider recommends will depend upon your age. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Patanase Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Patanase include, but are not limited to:
- Bitter taste
- Throat pain.
(Click Patanase Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)