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Can you use expired flonase?

Can you use expired flonase?

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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Does Flonase expire?

Yes: The active ingredient breaks down and loses is effectiveness after some time. It doesn't become poisoness or anything.

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Does Flonase work if it is expired?

Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date.

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Can you get Flonase otc?

Can you get Flonase otc?

No: Flonase is still a prescription. However Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ is a similar medicine that is available OTC.

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Is Flonase safe long term?

Is Flonase safe long term?

Yes: There is minimal systemic absorption, and long term nasal topical steroids are safe long term without the traditional adverse effects of oral steroids. There are minimal side effects as with any drug, so let your prescribing doctor know if you experience any.

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What's better than flonase?

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 significantly change your nasal function. Remember, these drugs are specifically used for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Check with an allergist. Finally, although these topical steroids are about the same, some people do prefer a particular one.

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Does Flonase have systemic effects?

Does Flonase have systemic effects?

Negligible to none: Absorption of Flonase if used at the recommended dose is minimal. There were no significant long term adverse effects with the studies. With any nasal steroids, long term use is not advised. Always consult your dr for any concerns or questions.

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Is there a cheap version of Flonase?

Is there a cheap version of Flonase?

Fluticasone nasal: The generic version of Flonase is available at fluticasone proprionate. In spring 2015, this should be available over the counter. It is still a good idea to check with your doctor before using OTC medications.

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What is the correct dosage of Flonase?

Flonase: Exactly as your doctor recommends if you trust him/her. Fda instructions recommend 1-2 sprays into each nostril once to twice daily as directed by your doctor.

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May I use Flonase more than once a day?

May I use Flonase more than once a day?

Not per label: Flonase is labeled for once a day use, two sprays per nostril.

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How long does the effect of Flonase work?

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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How long does Flonase stay in your system?

Flonase: Topical nasal steroid sprays like Flonase have near negligible absorption in your system (ie blood). Blood levels of any nasal steroid is far below any oral steroid dosing a doctor would give. Topically within the nasal cavity Flonase is active for 12-24 hrs on the mucosa. So we recommend either once or twice daily dosing depending on symptom severity.

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How long does it take for Flonase to work?

Depends: In acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is taken right (right dose and right technique)

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How long does it take flonase to break it up?

What?: For allergic nasal symptoms such as congestion, Flonase starts to work in about 12 hrs but it takes several more days of daily use to get optimal results.

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I would like something like Flonase but cheap?

Nasocort OTC: You can buy Nasacort (triamcinolone) OTC for about $12 for a one month supply. This is the cheapest you will find.

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How well does Flonase work if I use it once a day?

How well does Flonase work if I use it once a day?

Pretty well: Most people get good relief using this topical corticosteroid spray 1-2 puffs each nostril daily. Sometimes you have to use if twice a day to get symptoms under control. If it's not working well it may be that you haven't shaken the bottle enough, you incorrectly positioned the tip of the device, you don't have allergic rhinitis or you need allergy immunotherapy. See an allergist.

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