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A 24-year-old female asked:

are there any side effects of taking flonase?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Local issues: Biggest side effect is nasal inflammation and bleeding. To minimize this, when you put the sprayer in your nose angle the tip to the outside corner of your eye. This will direct the spray away from your septum and decrease irritation.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: There are several, but the most common one is epistaxis, or nosebleeds. Some people may experience headaches nasal burning, or cough. Since it is topical, very little is actually absorbed into the body.

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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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Dr. Neil Kao
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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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