Instructions for Use of Apo-Mometasone Aqueous Nasal Spray: Shake well before each use.
Remove the plastic dust cap.
The very first time the spray is used; prime the pump by pressing downward on the shoulders of the white applicator, using the forefinger and middle finger while supporting the base of the bottle with the thumb. Press down and release the pump ten (10) times or until a fine spray appears. The pump is now ready to use. The pump may be stored unused for up to 2 weeks without repriming. If unused for more than 2 weeks, prime the pump again two (2) times, until a fine spray appears.
Gently blow nose to clear nostrils. Close one nostril using the finger. Tilt head forward slightly and, keeping the bottle upright, carefully insert the nasal applicator into the other nostril.
For each spray, press firmly downward once on the shoulder of the white applicator, using the forefinger and middle finger while supporting the base of the bottle with the thumb. Spray while breathing gently inward through the nostril, with the mouth closed.
Then breathe out through the mouth.
Repeat in the other nostril.
Replace the plastic dust cap after each use.
The correct amount of medication in each spray can only be assured up to 140 sprays from the bottle even though the bottle may not be completely empty. The patient should keep track of the number of sprays used from each bottle of APO-MOMETASONE Aqueous Nasal Spray, and discard the bottle after using 140 sprays.
Cleaning: To clean the nasal applicator, remove the plastic dust cap and pull gently upward on the white nasal applicator so that it comes free. Wash the applicator and dust cap under a cold-water tap.
Do not try to unblock the nasal applicator by inserting a pin or other sharp object as this will damage the applicator and cause the patient not to get the right dose of medicine.
Dry and replace the nasal applicator followed by the plastic dust cap.
Re-prime the pump with 2 sprays when first used after cleaning.