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A 20-year-old female asked:

i've used flonase for two weeks by doctors recommendation so can i just use it whenever now?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Flonase nasal spray: Your doctor prescribed Flonase for allergic rhinitis. Frequent use can result in adverse reaction of the drug nose bleed, headaches, irritation etc. Please seek your doctors advice if you need to continue medication,onager than prescribed.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the correct dosage of Flonase ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
1-2 puffs each side.: In kids from 4-12 typically 1 puff, each side, daily is given. In adults you can go up to 2 puffs each side, daily, but when allergies improve, you can often taper the dose down, to one puff each side.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the generic name for flonase?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Fluticasone : Fluticasone propionate is the name. Not to be confused with Veramyst which is fluticasone furoate.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the common conditions treated with flonase?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shahanswered
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Allergies: Allergic rhinitis, sometimes other form of nasal problems like nasal polyps.
CA
A 37-year-old member asked:

Do I need to do anything in particular before taking my flonase?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Not really but...: Flonase (fluticasone) is a topical corticosteroid sprayed in the nose to reduce inflammation from allergies. The medicine is absorbed readily into tissues and hair-like projections (called cilia) on cells help spread the medicine towards the back (so no need to "snort" after spraying). Sometimes if there is too much drainage or mucus, it may help to blow your nose or use saline prior to spraying.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does the effect of Flonase work?

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Dr. Neil Kao
Dr. Neil Kaoanswered
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Minutes to months: Some people say that Flonase works only for a few minutes, which is not a desirable an answer as those who say they need to use Flonase only once every few months.

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