How to Use Your Allergy Relief Spray

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One nasal spray to target your specific allergy symptoms

Your Allergy Relief Spray was formulated by allergists based on your allergy symptoms and clinical history.

Start Allergy Relief Spray 2-4 weeks before peak allergy season as an effective way to prevent symptoms from appearing.

If eligible for Allergy Immunotherapy, use your nasal spray to manage your symptoms as your body adjusts to long-term treatment.

Not getting relief or having side effects? Contact us at for adjustments to your formula.

What to expect

Most people using Allergy Relief Spray experience symptom relief within 2 hours and for up to 12 hours.

Nectar will check-in with you regularly to make sure you’re getting the relief you need. If not, Nectar care team will adjust your formula.

You will receive refills and prescription renewals regularly to ensure your treatment isn’t interrupted.

For consistent relief, we’ll deliver your next bottle of personalized Allergy Relief Spray before the 30-day mark. Stop using your bottle after 30 days of use or by the expiration date, whichever comes first.

How to use

Spray once in each nostril, morning and night (about 12 hours apart). Do not use more than directed.

1. SHAKE WELL: Prime if necessary.

2. LEAN FORWARD: Sitting or standing, lean slightly forward so you are  looking towards your toes. Gently blow your nose if necessary.

3. INSERT NOZZLE USING OPPOSITE HAND: Using your right hand, insert the nozzle just inside your left nostril.

4. POINT AWAY: Point the tip of the nozzle away from the center of your nasal cavity and slightly towards the outside wall. This will reduce the risk of developing nose bleeds.


6. BREATHE NORMALLY: Do not inhale sharply.

7. REPEAT: Staying in the same position, repeat steps 3-6 in your right nostril using your left hand to pump the bottle.

8. LIFT HEAD SLOWLY: Keep your head down for 15-30 seconds to prevent the solution from going down your throat. Wipe any excess fluid dripping from your nose with a tissue.


  • Before your first use, shake the bottle well and prime it with a few sprays into the air until fine mist comes out. Prime again whenever the medicine has not been used for longer than 7 days.
  • Start using your nasal spray consistently 2-4 weeks before peak allergy season. Consider setting an alarm or putting a reminder on your calendar. Another idea is to incorporate your Allergy Relief Spray into an existing routine (e.g. after brushing your teeth in the morning and at night).
  • Use the opposite-hand technique to reduce the risk of nosebleeds.
  • Keep in mind that lifting your head slowly after spraying in both nostrils will reduce the amount that drips into your throat.
  • It’s okay if some solution drips out of your nose. The majority of solution is retained in the nasal cavity, taking action to improve your symptoms.
  • Each bottle comes with a spray nozzle that delivers the amount of solution you need per dose. Please do not remove the spray nozzle from the bottle.
  • If you miss a dose/or doses that’s OK! Do not double the next dose, just resume at any time!
  • Nectar has worked diligently to minimize the ingredients known for the bitter taste you may experience with other nasal sprays. Please contact Nectar support with any questions or requests for adjustments to your formula.

Bottle storage

  • Keep your bottle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and in plain sight (e.g. by your bathroom sink).
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • One bottle contains enough medicine for 30 days of use by an adult. If you run out before the 30 days, start using your next bottle and contact Nectar support for an earlier refill.
  • Do NOT use the spray beyond the expiration date on the bottle even if some liquid still remains inside.

Side effects

Allergy Relief Spray by Nectar is formulated specifically for you but, as with all medications, some side effects may be experienced.

Common side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry nose
  • Bitter taste
  • Temporary Nose burning, stinging
  • or itching
  • Dry or peeling skin
  • Redness
  • Acne
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Nosebleeds

Rare side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Allergic reactions (rash, itching)
  • Skin thinning
  • Urinary retention
  • Worsening nasal congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal Septal Perforation

We’re always here to help. If you ever have any concerns, please reach out to Nectar Support (see back page).

Warnings and precautions

  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you:
    • are using steroid medicine.
    • have or had an eye infection, glaucoma or cataracts.
    • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
    • have kidney or liver disease.
    • have or develop signs of infection, such as persistent fever.
  • experience worsening or persistent symptoms.
  • For nasal use only.
  • Do not use more than directed.
  • Use of this bottle by more than one person may spread infection.
  • Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Poison control 1-800-222-1222

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