Information paper

Intranasal Corticosteroid Spray Technique

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This information paper provides an overview of current evidence for optimal technique when administering intranasal corticosteroid sprays, which are used in the long-term management of allergic rhinitis.

Key messages for patients

Corticosteroid nasal sprays:

  • are effective medicines for managing allergic rhinitis
  • have a good safety profile and can be used every day long term
  • are intended for everyday use.

Acknowledgements

This information paper was prepared in consultation with the following health professionals:

  • Associate Professor Richard Harvey, ear, nose and throat surgeon
  • Professor Connie Katelaris, allergist and immunologist
  • Ms Cheryl Tite, pharmacist
  • Dr Simon Young, general practitioner

Recommended citation

National Asthma Council Australia.
Intranasal corticosteroid spray technique for people with allergic rhinitis.
Melbourne: National Asthma Council Australia, 2010.

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Disclaimer

Although all care has been taken, this information paper is only a general guide; it 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 negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained.

© 2010

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