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Avamys Nasal Spray

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Avamys nasal spray provides relief from symptoms of hay fever and allergy. It contains a corticosteroid called fluticasone furoate. 

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ABOUT Avamys Nasal Spray

Buy Avamys nasal spray online

To buy Avamys nasal spray online, follow these easy steps.

  • Fill out a consultation form to determine your eligibility for Avamys nasal spray
  • Once completed, this will be reviewed by one of our pharmacists the very same day
  • Once approved, your medication will be dispatched in discreet packaging. Next day delivery options are available


What is Avamys nasal spray?

Avamys nasal spray is a treatment for allergies such as hay fever, house dust and animal fur. It is a branded version of fluticasone furoate, and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

Fluticasone furoate, the active ingredient of Avamys nasal spray, belongs to the corticosteroid (steroid) group. It works by decreasing the inflammation in your nasal passages that is caused by allergies. This can relieve symptoms of allergies such as hayfever. 

What is Avamys nasal spray used for?

Avamys nasal spray treats both seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms. Allergens such as dust, pollen, flakes of skin and hair from animals, and mould can cause allergic rhinitis — inflammation inside the nose. Allergic rhinitis is a very common condition, affecting an estimated one in five people in the UK.

Several symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be treated using Avamys. These include:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy or blocked nose
  • Congestion
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy nose
  • Runny nose

Avamys nasal spray works to decrease the inflammation caused by allergic rhinitis, soothing and treating these uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms.  

It is also used to treat nasal polyps. 

How does Avamys work?

The active ingredient in Avamys — fluticasone furoate — is a corticosteroid (more commonly known as a steroid). It contains 27.5mcg of the active ingredient. 

When administered, fluticasone is absorbed by the cells in the nasal passage, which blocks the release of chemicals that prompt an allergic response. 

This is how Avamys works to reduce nasal inflammation and other symptoms related to allergies, such as a runny, itchy or stuffy nose.

How to use Avamys nasal spray

For Avamys nasal spray to be effective, it is important that you use it regularly and follow the instructions provided.

When using a new bottle, you may have to push down the spray a few times until you see a fine mist released. This may also be necessary if you haven’t used a bottle for a few days. 

You can find instructions on how to use Avamys nasal spray in the patient information leaflet, or in our instructions tab. Here is what you need to do:

  • Shake the bottle and remove the cap
  • Blow your nose to clear your nostrils
  • Use your finger to close one nostril and then tilt your head forward as you put the nozzle into the open nostril
  • Breathe slowly through the nose and press down on the nozzle, spraying once into the nostril
  • Breathe out via your mouth
  • Repeat the process in the other nostril 
  • Wipe the nozzle down with a tissue when you are finished, before replacing the cap


Be careful not to get any Avamys spray in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with water straight away.

You should never exceed the recommended number of sprays in 24 hours.  

Avamys dose

The usual dose for Avamys nasal spray for hay fever and allergic rhinitis is, "two sprays into each nostril daily, reduced to one spray into each nostril daily, once control has been achieved". The aim is to control symptoms to a point where you are using the lowest effective dose. You’ll typically spray in the morning and/or the evening (this is when symptoms tend to be worse). 

Each spray is a 27.5mcg dose — meaning if you spray twice into each nostril twice per day, this amounts to 110mg per nostril per day. 

You shouldn’t exceed the recommended Avamys dose amount. Avamys is a steroid nasal spray, so overuse may cause adverse side effects and potentially damage the nostrils. Accidentally using too much Avamys is unlikely to be harmful if you have just done it once,  but repeatedly going over the recommended dosage is not recommended and will not treat your condition any better. 

Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your Avamys dose amount. 

Avamys side effects

Side effects of Avamys include:

  • Headache
  • Taste alternations
  • Voice alteration

You should read the product information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

Avamys warnings

Avamys nasal spray isn’t suitable for everyone. Do not use Avamys if:

  • You are allergic to fluticasone furoate or any of the other ingredients contained in this medication which can be found in the patient information leaflet
  • You are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • You have a condition called tuberculosis
  • You have recently had nose surgery


You should consult your GP or pharmacist before taking Avamys if you are currently, or have recently taken, any other medicines especially any of the following:

  • Steroid tablets or injections
  • Steroid creams
  • Asthma medication
  • Medication used to treat HIV, such as ritonavir or cobicistat
  • Ketoconazole (usually used to treat fungal infections)

If you are currently taking or are planning to take any medication at all, let your pharmacist or GP know before starting to use Avamys nasal spray. 

How long does it take for Avamys nasal spray to work?

Avamys spray typically begins to work eight hours after the first dose. 

However, it could take a few days, or even a few weeks, for the full effects to build up and for you to experience maximum relief. Keep using this nasal spray regularly and as advised to see an improvement in your symptoms.

A study published by the European Medicines Agency found that Avamys effectively reduced symptoms within a two week period.

Can Avamys be used long term?

Steroid nasal sprays can safely be used long term, with a small chance of systemic absorption.

Avamys vs Nasonex

Like Avamys, Nasonex is a nasal spray that can be used to treat symptoms of hay fever allergies, reducing inflammation. 

Nasonex is also a steroid treatment and contains a similar type of active ingredient — mometasone furoate. Mometasone furoate is a corticosteroid that works in the same way as fluticasone furoate, the active ingredient in Avamys, to combat allergy symptoms and inflammation. Avamys is not commonly used to treat nasal polyps, however, Nasonex is. 

Nasonex spray is a prescription-only treatment.

Avamys vs Flixonase

Flixonase can be used to treat the same allergies that Avamys does. 

It is another medicine in the corticosteroid group, but contains fluticasone propionate as its active ingredient, rather than fluticasone furoate. 

Flixonase nasal spray works in the same way as Avamys, reducing inflammation to combat congestion in the nose, relieving symptoms such as a blocked, runny or itchy nose, as well as watery, red or itchy eyes. 

Unlike Avamys, Flixonase also comes as nasal drops that are used to treat nasal polyps (growths inside the nose); another symptom of allergies. Flixonase nasal drops also treat other common allergy symptoms.

Avamys vs Beconase

Beconase nasal spray is another prescription-only treatment used to prevent and relieve the cold-like symptoms of allergic rhinitis. 

Like Avamys, Beconase is a corticosteroid medicine that works by reducing inflammation and easing congestion. It contains the active ingredient beclomethasone dipropionate.

This active ingredient of Beconase, beclometasone dipropionate, is also used as a cream for skin conditions. It is also used in inhalers for asthma and COPD, as well as in tablets for ulcerative colitis.

Can I buy Avamys nasal spray over the counter?

You cannot buy Avamys nasal spray over the counter. 

Avamys requires a prescription in the UK. This is because it is a corticosteroid medicine, and steroids are a potent drug. A doctor will need to confirm that Avamys is safe and suitable for you before your prescription can be issued. 

For a quick and convenient way to purchase Avamys spray, you can order the medication through our online pharmacy. Once you have completed the questionnaire and it has been reviewed by one of our medical professionals, we will send it in a discreet package straight to your door.

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Side Effects

What are side effects of using Avamys?

Side effects from Avamys nasal spray are rare. However, as with any medicine, there is a risk that you may experience side effects from this treatment.

Among the more common potential Avamys side effects are:

  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • An unpleasant smell
  • A dry throat
  • A sore throat
  • A sore nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Headaches
  • A hoarse voice


Serious side effects are experienced by no more than one in 10,000 users of Avamys. You should seek immediate medical attention if you have:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Damage to the nose
  • Sores inside the nose


More details of side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet. 

If you are worried about any of the Avamys side effects listed above, or you experience any side effects that we haven’t mentioned, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

HOW TO USE Avamys Nasal Spray

Prime the nasal spray

Prime the nasal spray

Hold the spray upright and pointing away from you then press the button firmly all the way in. Do this a few times until it releases a fine spray of mist into the air

Blow your nose

Blow your nose

Blow your nose to clear your nostrils

Insert the spray into your nose

Insert the spray into your nose

Tilt your head forward slightly and place the nozzle into one of your nostrils

Press the button

Press the button

Press the button firmly all the way in, while breathing into your nose. Once you are done, take the nozzle out and breathe out through your mouth

Clean the nozzle

Clean the nozzle

Wipe the nozzle with a clean, dry tissue. Do not use water when doing this

Clean inside the cap

Clean inside the cap

Wipe inside the cap with a clean, dry tissue as well. Never use water to clean your spray.

Use this medication exactly as you have been instructed by your pharmacist or GP. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Avamys nasal spray must be prepared the before the first use to ensure the full dosage is applied.

To prepare Avamys:

  • Shake the nasal spray for a few minutes
  • Squeeze both sides of the spray to uncap it
  • Hold it upright with the nozzle facing away from you
  • Firmly press the button about 4 to 6 times until a fine mist is released


To use Avamys:

  • Vigorously shake the spray and then remove the cap
  • Breathe out firmly from your nose to ensure your nostrils are clear
  • Place the nozzle into one nostril
  • While breathing in through your nose, press the button to release the mist.
  • Once administered, take the nozzle away and breathe out through your mouth
  • For a dosage of two sprays in each nostril, repeat steps 3 to 5
  • Repeat these steps for the other nostril
  • Put the cap back on the spray


The recommended dosage is usually two sprays in each nostril daily. This can be reduced to one spray when control has been achieved. You should use Avamys around the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, take it once you remember, or if it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then. Do not double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you take too much Avamys, consult with your GP or pharmacist.

Product Reviews For Avamys Nasal Spray


Avamys nasal spray reviews are typically very positive.

Users of Avamys spray with both seasonal and long-term allergies have commented that the medicine is effective in treating hay fever and similar allergies — and that Avamys is able to relieve both nose and ear congestion. Improvements have been felt by some people in a matter of days.

However, some reviewers said they experienced some side effects whilst using Avamys. Among the side effects cited by users were anxiety, loss of sense of smell, an unpleasant taste at the back of the throat and headaches. 

Nevertheless, many users agreed that the pros certainly outweigh the cons as the treatment was able to efficiently combat allergy symptoms. Reviewers that suffered from polyp growth, a side effect of allergic rhinitis, went on to say Avamys was able to prevent nasal polyps growing, relieving them of congestion and sinus problems.

To get a better understanding of what reviewers are saying about Avamys, visit our Avamys reviews page. 




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