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Veramyst Generic

Generic: Veramyst, Fluticasone, Furoate


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Generic Veramyst is used to treat the symptoms of allergy and sinus. This nasal spray contains fluticasone. It helps to prevent the release of the substances in the body that is responsible for causing inflammation. In addition to this, it is also known to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sneezing, etc. Such condition arises due to seasonal allergies. This powerful medicine should be used for adults and children of age group of more than 2 years. 

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Generic Veramyst is a synthetic corticosteroid that is derived from the fluticasone. It is used for treating allergic rhinitis and also used as nasal spray. 

This medicine is available in the global market under different trade names and is manufactured by various companies. This is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade name of Veramyst in United State and Avamys in Australia, Canada, EU, South Africa, Mexico and Israel.  In addition to this, the generic Veramyst is also manufactured in India under different names. Cipla manufactures Veramyst under the trade name of Furamist where as Dr Reddys as Ennhale. 

The generic Fluticasone furoate along with Vilanterol is used to treat the obstruction of airflow in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It was approved for this purpose by USFDA. The FDA approved generic Veramyst in October 1994. 

Generic Veramyst contains fluticasone furoate (27.5 mcg/ spray) as active ingredient. This nasal spray is available in an amber coloured bottle and it is enclosed in a nasal device having nozzle and a mist-release button having FDA approved label on it. Now this brown bottle contain 10 gram of white liquid suspension that provide 120 metered sprays. Veramyst nasal spray is used after priming and with this, each spray provides 27.5 mcg of fluticasone furoate in 50 microliters through nozzle. The material in the bottle of the spray can be viewed through an indicator window. The nasal spray should be discarded after 120 sprays even if the bottle is not completely empty. 

This nasal device of generic Veramyst should be stored in upright position and the cap should be in place. The bottle should not be refrigerated or freeze. It should be kept at a temperature that ranges from 15° and 30°C. 

The generic Veramyst contain Fluticasone furoate as an active ingredient that is chemically known as (6α,11β,16α,17α)-6,9-difluoro-17{[(fluoro-methyl)thio]carbonyl}-11-hydroxy-16-methyl-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-dien-17-yl 2furancarboxylate. It is white coloured powder that is insoluble in water. This has a molecular weight of 538.6 and empirical formula is C27H29F3O6S. It contains various inactive ingredients such as benzalkonum chloride, dextrose anhydrous, edeate disodium, polysorbate 80, carboxy methyl cellulose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose and purified water.


 Mechanism of action:

This medicine works by inhibiting various types of cells and chemicals. These are responsible for causing allergic responses, immune and inflammatory responses.



Generic Veramyst is used to treat allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. 


Side Effects:

Some patients might experience side effects after using generic Veramyst such as: 

  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Bloody mucus
  • Vomiting
  • Problem in breathing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Runny nose
  • Weakness
  • Fungal infection in mouth and throat
  • Bleeding from nose


Drug interactions: 

Generic Veramyst might interact with some of the drugs such as: 

  • Conivaptan
  • Imatinib
  • Nefazodone
  • Clarithromycin
  • Erythromycin
  • Teilithromycin



For treating Adults and person with age group of 12 years and old:

Initially, the patient should be given starting dose of 2 sprays in each nostril once in a day. When allergic rhinitis symptoms are controlled, the dosage should be reduced to 1 spray in each nostril


For treating Children of age group between 2 to 11 years:

Initially one spray is given once in a day in each nostril. In case, the children are not showing proper response with this dose then 2 sprays in each nostril is given one time. As the condition of the patient is under control then only 1 spray is sufficient and is further continued.


Missed dose:

In case, the patient misses a dose, it should be taken as soon as remembered. No extra medicine should be taken to make up for the missed dose.



At times, the patients might get overdose of the generic Veramyst. Use of high steroid might causes symptoms such as skin thinning, easy bruising, menstrual problem, increased in facial hair or acne, etc. In this case, the patient should consult to the doctor as soon as possible.



  • If the patient is allergic to fluticasone nasal, should not use Veramyst nasal spray. The patient should always check the entire ingredient properly before using it. 
  • If the patient is suffering from glaucoma or cataract, diabetes, herpes simplex virus of eyes, tuberculosis, liver disease, than the user should tell to the doctor.
  • Generic Veramyst lowers the red blood cells of the body that is responsible for fighting infection. Therefore, if the person is having any infection or is sick, should avoid being near to them.
  • If the patient is taking any prescribed drug, non-prescribed drug or any herbal product then they should tell to the doctor proactively.