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There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?
I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?
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
Overdose of flonase?: I don't know how someone overdoses on Flonase unless you sprayed the entire bottle in your nose. You will very likely have a bloody nose, dryness of the nose and mouth, headache, irritation, possibly decreased sense of smell. Hey...Let's not try this and find out. Follow the directions of your doctor. ...Read more
Just weaker: Futicasone (flonase) and all other medications lose potency over time. They don't became toxic or poisonous. Fda regulations state that the time after manufacturing when a drug has lost 10% of its original potency be designated its expiration diet. That means that on that date the drug is still at 90% of its maximal strength. It won't hurt you to use it but it might not work as well. ...Read more
The compound: Flonase is Fluticasone Propionate and Veramyst is fluticasone furoate. They have changed the "side chain" of the steroid molecule making it potentially a more active compound. It binds to the receptor more "tightly" and may last longer. Thus you may have better results with Veramyst vs. Flonase. ...Read more
Yes: These medications work very differently and are safe to take together. ...Read more
Nearly impossible: Since Flonase delivers only micrograms of steroid with only a small part of which being absorbed and much of it draining out, you will need to use more than 20 sprays to get any noticeable systemic effect. However nosebleed will be the most likely side effect and using a dose more than twice recommended will not likely provided any added benefit for symptom control. ...Read more
Store at 86 deg or <: The package insert for Flonase recommends that it be stored "between 4° and 30°c (39° and 86°f)." the medicine may break down faster if it gets warmer than that, especially if it happens for a long time or if it happens often. That means it won't be as effective when used. ...Read more
I am having etd they gave me Flonase how long until it works. I have been having symptoms for weeks.
Few days: It may take a few days. If it does not work would see an ENT to evaluate the area inside the nose where the tube has an opening. ...Read more
Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?
Unusual: Nasal steroid sprays such as Flonase are usually well tolerated. The most common side effect is nose bleeds. They don't cause a release of adrenalin. While anxiety is not a typical side effect, if the nose spray is stopped and the symptoms go away, that would suggest a link. It would be important to exclude other reasons for the anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
Hey Dr., feeling "racey" after using flonase while on 30mg-10mg tapering dose, first day at 20. Is this normal? Been very moody too!
Steroid effect: I believe the tapering dose of steroid is what has been making you feel racey and Flonase is unlikely to be the culprit since very little of it is absorbed by the body. Steroid (Prednisone etc) especially in high doses often affects one's mood. I would expect these issues to subside within a few days after the last dose. Do you have any idea what the treatment is for? ...Read more
I have been taking Flonase sensimist for the past 3 days and just realized that I've been taking too many doses; 3-4 doses daily. Panicking!
Flonase: Should not be problem. Stop for two days. The resume at one puff per day or one puff twice a day separated by 8 hours or more. Depending on exposure ...Read more