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||Nasal spray||How often? Use as prescribed by your doctor. It may take a few days for this type of medication to work.
||Side effects of nasal steroids include: Unpleasant taste and smell, nasal and throat dryness/irritation.
– Longer term side-effects of nasal corticosteroids may occur particularly when used at high doses for prolonged periods.
High doses can cause long term effects – It is important you attend regular asthma reviews to assess your treatment and reduce the risk of long term side-effects.Information on other side-effects can be found in the Patient Information Leaflet in the pack or on the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) website.Most side effects are short lasting and common. They are not a reason to stop taking the inhaler. Most people tolerate these mild side effects. If you are in any doubt contact your GP or asthma team.
These are the most commonly used nasal sprays at the time of publication of this website. If you do not see your nasal spray you can speak to your GP or pharmacist or check the patient information leaflet for your medication.