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Can You Use Expired Flonase
I use Flonase for allergies. I've been having. Sinus pressure the past two days. I used saline nasal spray to flush my sinuses and realized it expired?
All about the same: All 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes, but: If you mean alertec (modafinil), then yes no interactions, please discuss as well with your prescribing doctor(s) on your next visit ...Read more
Don't know: I couldn't even find flonaseql with google. I presume that they have the same ingredients but different delivery systems. However, this is just a guess. ...Read more
No: All medications have expiration dates and they should not be used beyond the expiration date. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
4-7 days: Using it daily it reaches steady state in 4-7 days. ...Read more
Maybe: They both contain the same drug but some people feel that the finer mist stays in their nasal passages more. ...Read more
I've been using Flonase twice a day 10:30 am & 10:30 pm should I change the time for daylight savings time?
Not necessarily: As the drug needn't be taken on-the-hour, bedsides the usual maintenance dose is once a day, best wishes ...Read more
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