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Can you use expired flonase

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not recommended: It's probably safe to use, depending on how old it is--however, if the medication is expired, i would recommend getting a new nose spray.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Less effective: Don't recommend as the product will become less effective after expiration date.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: All medications have an expiration date. Typically 12 months but check to make sure. An albuterol inhaler does have a two year expiration date and oth ... Read More
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Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The active ingredient breaks down and loses is effectiveness after some time. It doesn't become poisoness or anything.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Check the expiration date if you have your flonase for a while.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flonase: The further Flonase is past it's expiration date, the less effective it is likely to be.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Safe: Your flonase, assuming it was not kept in too hot a place, will be fully effective despite that expiration date.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No harm: Get a fresh saline nasal spray, and continue, good luck
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal symptoms /ache: May be allergies consider Zyrtec especially with itching eyes, cold but also may be coronavirus-F/U with MD and get tested.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: Flonase is still a prescription. However Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ is a similar medicine that is available OTC.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: There is minimal systemic absorption, and long term nasal topical steroids are safe long term without the traditional adverse effects of oral steroids ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
All about the same: All of the topical steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. I do not think changing from Flonase to another topical steroid will sig ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: If you use only as prescribed , you are safe. I tell my pts give a break on the weekends or donot use on 2 nights a week. Sp ... Read More
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