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Treatment Of Nasal Symptoms Of Allergic Rhinitis
QNASL Nasal Aerosol is indicated for the treatment of the nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in patients 4 years of age and older.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Administer QNASL Nasal Aerosol by the intranasal route only. QNASL Nasal Aerosol must be primed prior to initial use by actuating four times. To do this, remove the protective dust cap from the device, hold the device upright between your thumb and forefinger (index finger) (the canister should be on top, pointing down), and spray 4 times into the air, away from your eyes and face. After the initial priming, the dose counter should read 120 for QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol and QNASL 80 mcg Nasal Aerosol 120-actuation products and 60 for QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol 60-actuation product. If QNASL Nasal Aerosol is not used for 7 consecutive days it should be primed by spraying 2 times. See accompanying illustrated PATIENT INFORMATION and Instructions for Use leaflet for proper use of QNASL Nasal Aerosol.
Adults and Adolescents (12 Years of Age and Older)
The recommended dose of QNASL Nasal Aerosol is 320 mcg per day administered as 2 actuations in each nostril (QNASL 80 mcg Nasal Aerosol) once daily (maximum total daily dose of 4 actuations per day).
Children (4 to 11 Years of Age)
The recommended dose of QNASL Nasal Aerosol is 80 mcg per day administered as 1 actuation in each nostril (QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol) once daily (maximum total daily dose of 2 actuations per day).
Dosage Forms And Strengths
QNASL Nasal Aerosol is a nonaqueous nasal spray solution.
Each actuation of QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol delivers 40 mcg of beclomethasone dipropionate and each actuation of QNASL 80 mcg Nasal Aerosol delivers 80 mcg of beclomethasone dipropionate. Each strength is supplied in an 8.7 g canister containing 120 actuations; QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol is also supplied in a 4.9 g canister containing 60 actuations.
Storage And Handling
QNASL Nasal Aerosol is supplied in 2 strengths and supplied as a pressurized aluminum canister inserted into a blue and white plastic nasal actuator with a built-in dose counter and white dust cap, as follows:
QNASL 40 mcg Nasal Aerosol, contains 8.7 g of drug and excipients and provides 120 actuations (NDC 59310-206-12) and for the 60-actuation product, 4.9 g of drug and excipients (NDC 59310-206-06). Each actuation delivers 40 mcg of beclomethasone dipropionate from the nasal actuator and 50 mcg from the valve.
QNASL 80 mcg Nasal Aerosol contains 8.7 g of drug and excipients and provides 120 actuations (NDC 59310-210-12). Each actuation delivers 80 mcg of beclomethasone dipropionate from the nasal actuator and 100 mcg from the valve.
Each canister of QNASL Nasal Aerosol has a built-in spray counter, which starts at 124 and counts down each time a spray is released for the 120 actuation product and 64 for the 60 actuation product. After the 4 initial priming sprays, the spray counter should read 120 sprays or 60 sprays for the respective products. The correct amount of medication in each intranasal dose cannot be ensured after the counter reads 0; therefore, the device should be discarded when the counter reads 0.
Do not remove the QNASL Nasal Aerosol canister from the actuator. The QNASL Nasal Aerosol canister should only be used with the QNASL Nasal Aerosol actuator and the actuator should not be used with any other drug product.
Contents Under Pressure
Do not puncture. Do not store near heat or open flame. Do not expose to temperatures higher than 49°C (120°F) as this may cause bursting of the canister. Never throw the device into a fire or an incinerator.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15° and 30°C (59° and 86°F).
Keep out of reach of children.
Manufactured for Teva Respiratory, LLC Horsham, PA 19044. By: 3M Drug Delivery Systems Northridge, CA 91324. Revised. Dec 2014
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/5/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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