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Flonase (Overview)

Flonase is the brand name of a nasal steroid spray used for allergic rhinitis.


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What's better than flonase?

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. ...Read more

Flonase (Overview)

Flonase is the brand name of a nasal steroid spray used for allergic rhinitis.


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Please describe the medication: flonase?

Nasal Steroid Spray: Flonase (fluticasone) is a steroid nose spray used to treat inflammation of the skin lining the nose. Inflammation can occur due to exposure to pollen or strong odors. Taken on a daily basis, it is used especially for a sensation of a stuffy nose. Nose bleeds are a common side effect of this medication which can be reduced by proper spray technique. ...Read more

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I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

Cross-check: There shouldn't be any problem taking the 2 of them together. Just talk to your pcp or pharmacist to make sure you aren't duplicating anything and accidentally doubling up. The main goal should be managing your allergies by reducing exposure to triggers and keeping symptoms at bay. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to use Flonase if i already took nyquil?

Yes: These medications work very differently and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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I've used Flonase for two weeks by doctors recommendation so can I just use it whenever now?

Flonase nasal spray: Your doctor prescribed Flonase for allergic rhinitis. Frequent use can result in adverse reaction of the drug nose bleed, headaches, irritation etc. Please seek your doctors advice if you need to continue medication,onager than prescribed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is There anything over-the-counter That works like flonase?

Nasacort (triamcinolone) : I believe Nasacort (triamcinolone) was approved by the FDA for over the counter use within the last year. ...Read more

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Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Yes: Flonase has been around for many years and if used properly as recommended is a safe medication. All medications have possible side effects but is used for the right conditions and as instructed can be safe. ...Read more

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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more