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How to use Nasonex

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Using your allergy nasal spray properly is important.

This short video shows you how to use Nasonex.

Checklist of steps

  1. Blow nose gently
  2. Shake nasal spray gently
  3. Remove cap
  4. Hold nasal spray upright, thumb beneath the bottle, fingers on either side of the nozzle
  5. Tilt your head forward slightly
  6. Close one nostril with your finger
  7. Place the nozzle in other nostril
  8. Point the nozzle away from the centre ridge of your nose, towards the inside corner of your eye on the same side*
  9. Breathe in gently through your nose and press the applicator down firmly between your fingers and thumb
  10. Remove the nozzle from the nostril and breathe out gently through mouth
  11. Switch nasal inhaler to other hand and repeat steps 5-10 for the other nostril
  12. Wipe the nozzle
  13. Replace the cap

* You might find this easier if you hold the spray in your opposite hand

Your nasal inhaler spray will come with instructions in the package. Always check the package insert for any specific instructions.

Common errors to avoid

Other nasal spray types

See our complete How-to video library for other nasal sprays and how to use them.


Thanks to Ms Marg Gordon, asthma and respiratory educator, and the patient who participated in this film clip.

Development of this How-to video was supported by an untied educational grant from MSD Australia. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.


Although all care has been taken, this video is a general guide only, which is not a substitute for assessment of appropriate courses of treatment on a case-by-case basis. The National Asthma Council Australia expressly disclaims all responsibility (including for negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained herein.