What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Telnasal Allergy Spray. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.

What Telnasal Allergy Spray is used for

Telnasal Allergy Spray contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate. This belongs to a family of medicines called corticosteroids, which are used to help reduce inflammation.
Allergic Rhinitis (hayfever): Telnasal Allergy Spray is sprayed into the nose to help relieve symptoms that may occur with hayfever or other year round allergies, including stuffiness (congestion) in the nose, discharge, itching and sneezing. This medicine may also be used to help prevent these symptoms two to four weeks before the beginning of the pollen season.
There is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.

Before you use Telnasal Allergy Spray

When you must not use it

Do not use the medicine if:
you have an allergy to:
any medicine containing mometasone furoate
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
you have a tendency to bleed or recurrent nose bleeding
you have severe nose infection, especially fungal infection.
you have had recent nose injury or nose surgery; you may wait until healing has occurred before using this medicine
Do not use it after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Before you start to take it

Tell your pharmacist if you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
a history of tuberculosis, or active tuberculosis
infection of the nose, sinus, mouth, throat, lungs or eye
sores in the nose
recent injury or surgery to your nose
open sores in your nose
Tell your pharmacist if you are taking other corticosteroid medicines, either by mouth, as eye drops, as an asthma inhaler or by injection.
Tell your pharmacist if you have allergies to:
any other medicines
any other substances, such as foods, preservatives or dyes
Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or intent to become pregnant.
Your doctor or pharmacist will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with this medicine.
If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell them before you use this medicine.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

How to use Telnasal Allergy Spray

If you do not understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist for help.

How much to use

Hayfever and allergies in adults (including the elderly) and children 12 years of age and older:
Two sprays into each nostril once daily.
It may take 1‐2 days for full effect.
Do not exceed the maximum daily dose.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor if symptoms are not relieved within 7 days.
Once symptoms are controlled, reducing the dose to one spray in each nostril may be effective for maintenance.
Do not use for more than 6 months without the advice of your pharmacist or doctor. Do not use in children under 12 years of age.

About your nasal spray

Your nasal spray has a dust cap which protects the nozzle and keeps it clean. Remember to take this off before using the spray and to replace it after use.
Do not pierce the nasal applicator.
If you are using the spray for the first time prime the pump by pumping the spray 10 times until a fine mist is produced.
If you have not used the pump for 14 days or more reprime by pumping 2 times.

How to clean the nozzle

It is important to clean the nozzle regularly; otherwise, it may not work properly.
Remove the dust cap and gently pull off the nozzle. Wash the nozzle and dust cap in warm water and then rinse under a running 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 you not to get the right dose of medicine.
Allow the nozzle to dry. Push the nozzle back onto the bottle and replace the dust cap. The pump will need to be reprimed when first used after cleaning.

How to use it

1. Shake the bottle gently and remove the dust cap.

2. Gently blow your nose.

3. Close one nostril and put the nozzle into the other nostril.

4. Tilt your head forward slightly, keeping the bottle upright.

5. Start to breathe in gently or slowly through your nose and whilst you are breathing in squirt a spray of fine mist into your nose by pressing down ONCE with your fingers.

6. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat step 5 to inhale a second spray in the same nostril.

7. Remove the nozzle from this nostril and breathe out through the mouth.

8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 for the other nostril. After using the spray, wipe the nozzle carefully with a clean tissue and replace the dust cap.

How long to use it

You can stop taking Telnasal Allergy Spray when you obtain relief from the symptoms. It can be restarted if the symptoms reoccur.
See your doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms are not relieved within 7 days.
Do not use for more than 6 months without the advice of your pharmacist or doctor.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and use your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, use it as soon as you remember, and then go back to use your medicines as you would normally.
Do not use a double dose to make up for the dose you missed.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone the Australian Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 if you think you or anyone else may have used too much of this medicine. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. Keep telephone numbers for these places handy.

While you are using Telnasal Allergy Spray

Things you must do

If you become pregnant while you are using this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using this medicine.
If you are about to be started on any new medicine, tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist that you are using this medicine.
If you are going to have surgery, tell the surgeon or anaesthetist that you are using this medicine.
See your doctor immediately if you notice the symptoms of severe bacterial infection.
These symptoms may include fever, persistent face/tooth pain on one side of the face, swelling around the eye area, or worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement.

Things you must not do

Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use it to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.

Things to be careful of

This medicine generally does not cause any problems with your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
If you have a lower resistance to infection, avoid coming into contact with anyone who has measles or chickenpox especially while you are using cortisone-type medicines. Tell your doctor if you do.

Side effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using this medicine.
This medicine helps most people, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
If you are over 65 years of age you may have an increased chance of getting side effects.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Most people do not have any problems after using the nasal spray. However, a few people may find that they suffer from one or more of the following:
nosebleeds or blood-tinged mucus
sore throat or burning or irritation inside the nose after using this medicine. These symptoms are consistent with the use of corticosteroid nasal sprays.
If you develop a rash, wheezing or breathlessness, stop using the nasal spray, as you may be allergic to it and contact your doctor immediately.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.
Long‐term use of corticosteroid sprays may be associated with other side effects. Your doctor or pharmacist will monitor your health if you are using Telnasal Allergy Spray for extended periods of time.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects.
You may not experience any of them.

After using Telnasal Allergy Spray


Keep the nasal spray in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C. Do not freeze. Store it away from heat.
Do not store it or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave it in the car or on windowsills.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep it where children cannot reach it.


If you stop using this medicine or it has passed the expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that is left over.

Further information

Drug testing for sport events:
This product is a corticosteroid for intranasal administration; it is not a restricted drug for sports.
Corticosteroid may be detected in blood and in the urine during drug testing; thus prior written permission for its use may be required by some sport agencies.

Product description

What it looks like

The nasal spray is a white to off- white suspension contained in HDPE bottle with a metered‐dose, manual spray pump for intranasal administration. Available pack is 1 x 140 metered doses.


Active ingredient:
Mometasone furoate monohydrate
Inactive ingredients:
Cellulose crystalline, carmellose sodium, citric acid monohydrate, sodium citrate, glycerol, polysorbate 80 and water purified
Benzalkonium chloride


Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
12-24 Talavera Road,
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Freecall: 1800 818 806
Australian Registration Numbers: AUST R 330202
Date of Preparation 8/jul/2020 telnasal-cmiv1-8jul20