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Avamys Nasal Spray

Avamys Nasal Spray (120 Sprays)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 30 Jul and Mon. 02 Aug.

Description for Avamys Nasal Spray

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows how irritating it can be to suffer through a blocked, itchy nose. It makes it hard to breathe, ruins your sense of taste, and generally leaves you fearful of going outside and falling victim to the lurking pollen.

But your allergies don’t need to leave you struggling. Avamys nasal spray is an effective treatment for nasal allergy symptoms — applied once or twice per day simply spray it into your nose, targeting each affected nostril, it will work quickly to reduce inflammation, clearing your airways and soothing your discomfort.

Avamys is a potent treatment option because it contains a corticosteroid, so it requires a prescription. Following a free consultation, you can buy Avamys nasal spray from us at the Independent Pharmacy. Our medical team can give you a private prescription and our in-house pharmacy will fulfil your order online, quickly getting you the relief you need.

Avamys Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

How does Avamys work?

When you suffer an allergic reaction in your nose (particularly through hay fever), your airways can close up through inflammation and the production of mucus. Avamys nasal spray contains the active ingredient of fluticasone furoate, a corticosteroid with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and will work quickly to bring down the swelling.

As the swelling goes down, most of the other allergy symptoms will also be reduced, including itchiness, sneezing, and a running nose. And since it addresses the symptoms, the spray is effective against all nasal allergies at any time of year — quite important because allergic rhinitis (nasal swelling resulting from allergies) affects around 20% of the UK population.


Nasal spray alternatives 

If you don’t want to use a nasal spray, you can still take action against allergy symptoms. Here are some things you can try:

  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses to keep irritatants from reaching your eyes.
  • Keep windows closed on days with high pollen count.
  • Shower regularly to get rid of pollen grains trapped in your hair and or skin.

You can also head to any high-street pharmacy or our Hay Fever section to browse over-the-counter (OTC) products such as tablets, non-steroid nasal sprays or eye drops — if you haven’t tried an OTC treatment, you should do so before seeking a prescription for something like Avamys.

You can view the Avamys Nasal Spray Patient Information Leaflet here: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6439/pil

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Avamys Nasal Spray

Using Avamys is very simple. Start by blowing your nose gently (if comfortable) to remove as much mucus as possible, then shake the bottle well. Tilt your head slightly forward, place the nozzle inside one of your nostrils (aiming it away from the middle of your nose) and squeeze firmly while breathing in through your nose — then repeat the process for your other nostril.

If you’ve ever used an inhaler for asthma, the process should be quite familiar to you. 

Note: if you have difficulty breathing in through the appropriate nostril, you can use a finger to hold the other one closed while you use the spray. 

The spray should begin to reduce your symptoms within 8 hours, and reach its full effect once you’ve been using it for a few days.


How frequently you can use Avamys

The standard dosage for Avamys is two sprays in each nostril once per day, reducing to one spray in each nostril daily when your symptoms are controlled. That’s the limit, though — anything beyond that is likely to cause side effects and could damage the lining of your nostrils. 

As for the duration of the treatment, though, there’s no set limit. Patients who suffer from chronic allergic rhinitis can use this type of nasal spray every day for years, but it’s definitely recommended that you regularly check in with a doctor if you find yourself needing to use the spray for a very long time.

Follow the instructions laid out in the product description, spraying twice into each affected nostril once per day until the issue subsides. When your symptoms start to come under control, you should try to reduce your dose to one spray per nostril per day. You should never use the spray more often than is really necessary — if your allergy symptoms start to go down, you should accordingly use the spray much less frequently.

Visit this page for more information on what your Avamys dose should be.

Avamys side effects

Side effects from using Avamys aren’t very common, but they do happen. They can include:

  • Nosebleeds.
  • Nose ulcers.
  • Headaches.
  • Nasal irritation.

For more information read our Avamys side effects page.

If these side effects concern you, or you suffer some other adverse reaction to using the product, stop the treatment and discuss the matter with your doctor.

Avamys ingredients

Avamys contains the following active ingredient:

  • Fluticasone furoate.

The following inactive ingredients make up the complete product:

  • Glucose anhydrous, dispersible cellulose, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, purified water.

Avamys warnings

When you get a consultation to seek a prescription for Avamys, you must inform the doctor or pharmacist of the following:

  • Any other medications you are taking.
  • Any cataracts or bouts of glaucoma you have previously suffered. 

If you are taking any of the following medicines, it may not be advisable to use Avamys:

  • Any protease inhibitor (such as ritonavir).
  • Any other corticosteroid medicines.
  • Certain treatments for fungal infections (such as ketoconazole).

Benzalkonium chloride, one of the inactive ingredients of this nasal spray, may cause irritation of the nasal passages. If you notice any change in your vision while using Avamys, inform your doctor immediately.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Hay Fever?

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Avamys Nasal Spray Reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many packs of Avamys should I order?

    Because Avamys is a prescription-only rhinitis treatment, we will supply a maximum of 3 nasal sprays (3 months) per order. This allows us to maintain a good balance between adequately supplying our patients and protecting them from overuse or stockpiling. This is similar to most GP surgeries.

  • Is it safe to use a nasal spray and oral antihistamines at the same time?

    Yes, it’s perfectly safe (and very common) to use both types of treatment simultaneously. It isn’t safe to use multiple steroid nasal sprays at the same time, though.

  • The spray contains a steroid — is that dangerous?

    In this context, no. Because the spray is applied directly to the area it is treating (the nasal passages), it requires only a very small dose of the active ingredient, meaning it’s extremely unlikely to cause any serious side effects or reach other areas of the body.

  • Can Avamys cause high blood pressure?

    In very rare cases, using Avamys can result in elevated blood pressure, though it’s so infrequent that there’s no reason to be concerned. That said, in the unlikely event that you experience symptoms of high blood pressure, such as headaches, nausea, or vision problems, be sure to consult your doctor immediately.

  • Can Avamys be used for post-nasal drip?

    Post-nasal drip is an accumulation of mucus in the back of the nose and throat, and it’s one of the most common attributes of allergic rhinitis. Steroid nasal sprays are often a first-line treatment, being both anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic.

  • What’s the difference between Avamys and Flixonase?

    Avamys and Flixonase both contain the same active ingredient: fluticasone. Because of this, they’re very similar, although some reports suggest that Avamys generally works faster. In addition, Avamys contains fluticasone furoate, whereas Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate — because the former has a longer-lasting effect, it can be used effectively with just one daily application.

  • Can allergies be cured?

    No, unfortunately not. We don’t even fully understand why particular people develop allergies, although it does seem to run in families. Of course, while allergic rhinitis and sinusitis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be effectively relieved, or even prevented entirely through successfully avoiding pollen, animal fur, and dust mites.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall


Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 23-03-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan


Reviewed on: 23-03-2021

Next review date: 23-03-2023

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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