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For the treatment of nasal allergies in adults and children age 15 and older, flunisolide nasal solution dosing guidelines recommend two sprays in each nostril twice a day. Children ages 6 to 14 typically start with one spray in each nostril three times daily or two sprays twice a day. Your healthcare provider can increase or decrease your flunisolide nasal solution dosage as needed.

Flunisolide Nasal Solution Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of flunisolide nasal solution (Nasarel™, Nasalide®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • How you respond to flunisolide nasal solution
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Flunisolide Nasal Solution Dosing for Nasal Allergies

The recommended dose of flunisolide nasal solution for treating nasal allergies in adults and adolescents age 15 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).
For children ages 6 to 14, the recommended dose is either one spray of flunisolide nasal solution 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).

General Information on Dosing With Flunisolide Nasal Solution

Considerations for people taking flunisolide nasal solution include the following:
  • Flunisolide nasal solution comes in the form of a nasal spray. It is usually used two or three times a day.
  • Blow your nose before each dose. Breathe in gently while spraying the medicine into your nose. Do not try to inhale the flunisolide nasal solution 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 flunisolide nasal solution 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. Flunisolide nasal solution will not work if you stop taking it. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions about flunisolide nasal solution dosing.
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