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Flomist Nasal Spray Safe During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Only Two: The only prescription nasal spray that is considered "safe" during pregnancy is budesonide known as Rhinocort. It is a Category B medication meaning that we think it is safe, but we do not have the highest quality studies to prove it is safe. Ipratropium bromide nasal spray is also a category B. No other sprays in the United States are above category C. ...Read more
Is Ocean Saline Nasal Spray safe to use during pregnancy for nasal congestion? And can I use it for a long period of time? Thanks!
Considered safe: It is a category b drug: no harm seen in animal studies, no available data in human first trimester, and no evidence of fetal harm in 2nd or 3rd. If your allergic symptoms are intolerable then rhinocort is a good nasal steroid to use. Sometimes trying nasal saline rinses and washes ie:nettie pot is enough to provide relief that you may not need the rhinocort. Speak with your allergist re: options. ...Read more
Saline only: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
No: If you are talking about an over the counter nasal spray such as Neo-Synephrine or afrin, then the use of these nasal sprays is harmful and can lead to rhinitis medicamentosa, an entity that causes permanent damage to your nasal lining. A topical steroid may usually be used for many months. By injection, I assume you mean spraying. Substance abuse may lead to irreversible damage and fungus. ...Read more
If I overuse Afrin Nasal Spray due to being extremely stuffy during a cold, will that harm be other than possibly rebound effect? It's not SO bad??
Yes: Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for bed wetting. It is safe as long as fluids are restricted to prevent water intoxication. However, medication for bed wetting is not a cure, it is a means of controlling the problem. The best means of treating is with a bedwetting alarm system which is 100% safe and can effect a cure iin >80% of children who are able to awaken with the alarm. ...Read more
Steroid nasal: Sprays can help to decongest and reduce inflammation with enlarged turbinates in the nasal passage. They are not meant to be used long term, just like oxymetazoline (Afrin) sprays are not meant to be used for >2 days. I would not use steroid nasal spray for more than 2 days as well. ...Read more
Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?
Nasal steroids: Nasocort is a nasal steroid, now available over the counter, that many people safely use for prolonged periods of time to treat their allergy symptoms. Be sure to read the package insert and stop the spray if you experience any side effects, but you will likely be able to use it with your Claritin without problems. ...Read more
Hello. I wish to combine a nasal spray (beclometasone diproprionate) with a an antihistamine tablet (loratadine). Will this be safe enough? Thanks.
Yes: There should be no problem with these ...Read more
Is nasal spray safe to use for a 4 month old that is nasaly congested, who already has a diagnosis of mild laryngo, trachea, broncho - malacia? Thanks
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Is it safe to take levocetrizine oral, pantoprazole and patanase nasal spray daily, and if so, when should each be taken?
Is it safe to use carrageenan/kappa- carrageenan nasal spray daily for long term? Are these sprays like decongestant nasal sprays?
Umm: It sounds like something containing a vegetable gum. If my hunch is correct then it is likely intended to keep your nose moist and not decongested. There are otc nasal decongestants which must not be used regularly beyond 5 days. However nasal antihistamine has been shown to have a nearly immediate decongestant effect and nasal steroid after a few days of continuous use. ...Read more
Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes
Yes: They are safe, whether they are better than oral antihistamines is a clinical judgement/patient experience, ask the doctor who will prescribe it for you, good luck ...Read more
I was woundering I have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.
Lose Potency: I would definitely get an updated spray if it expired back in 2012. As medications sit over time they tend to loose their potency and are not as effective. Its not that the medication is dangerous to use, its just that it will be a waste of your time to use it because the spray won't be as effective as a new one. ...Read more
Yes: I often recommend it for those with significant nasal congestion due to allergies, irritants, colds, etc. It is much more helpful than most meds used for colds or congestion. ...Read more
When I used nasal spray, during one of the sprays, Only air came out!!! Could spraying air up in my nose like that cause air embolism??
Is Calcitonin Salmon nasal spray (200 IU daily for 3-months) is a safe medication for osteoporosis treatment of 57+ yr female? Any risk?
Nasal calcitonin: Yes it is safe with the exception that longer use may lead to irritation of nasal mucosa ...Read more
How can I get pintocin nasal spray without prescription? I'm having issues climaxing during sex, and a doctor suggested using it
I've never: Heard of this medicine, but in the us if you need a prescription there is no legal way to get a prescription medication in the us without a prescription. Talk to your doctor. There is help for women who have your problem. ...Read more