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A 44-year-old member asked:

is it okay to store my flonase in a place that often gets very warm?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Store at 86 deg or <: The package insert for Flonase recommends that it be stored "between 4° and 30°c (39° and 86°f)." the medicine may break down faster if it gets warmer than that, especially if it happens for a long time or if it happens often. That means it won't be as effective when used.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
No: Medications have specific instructions to keep at certain temperatures. Extreme heat or cold inactivate the medication. Do not keep it in your car! room temperature is best.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the correct dosage of Flonase ?

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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?

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Dr. Amy Shah
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Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Allergies: Allergic rhinitis, sometimes other form of nasal problems like nasal polyps.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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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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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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