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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a nasal spray. It is sprayed into the nostrils, usually every six to eight hours.
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you how many sprays to use for each dose.
  • You must activate the pump before using each Sprix bottle for the first time. Do this by holding the bottle away from your body, and pressing down on the flange five times.
  • It is important to learn exactly how to use Sprix. Using a nasal spray is not always easy. Make sure to read the instruction guide that comes with the medication, and ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Sprix bottles do not contain preservatives. Therefore, it is important that you throw away each bottle within 24 hours after your first dose, even if there is medicine still left in the bottle.
  • Do not use Sprix for more than five days in a row. Using this medicine for more than five days will increase your risk for serious side effects.
  • You can take Sprix with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Make sure to drink plenty of fluids while you are using Sprix.
  • You might want to take a sip of water after using this medication to reduce the chance of getting an irritated throat.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Sprix your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • Whether you have kidney disease.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Sprix Dosage for more information.)
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