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Doctor insights on: Flonase Dosage And Use

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What is the correct dosage of Flonase?

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. ...Read more

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Hey Dr., feeling "racey" after using flonase while on 30mg-10mg tapering dose, first day at 20. Is this normal? Been very moody too!

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

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Hi! Is it okay if I take a 1.5x dose of Flonase (2 sprays at night, and 1 the following morning) the first time I am taking it? Thank you!

Hi! Is it okay if I take a 1.5x dose of Flonase (2 sprays at night, and 1 the following morning) the first time I am taking it? Thank you!

For a few weeks.: You will likely be ok if you are using the higher dose for just a few weeks. For chronic use, I am not sure if there may be some systemic effect even though at the dose described it is likely ok. ...Read more

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Accidently took a double dose of FLONASE nasal spray today (8 hrs apart). Is it possible to overdose on this - will I be ok?

Accidently took a double dose of FLONASE nasal spray today (8 hrs apart). Is it possible to overdose on this - will I be ok?

You are ok: As long as you are not doing this on a regular basis, the extra dose today will not cause you problems. Be careful and take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase while on low dose Prednisone (5mg)?

Is it safe to use Flonase while on low dose Prednisone (5mg)?

Commonly used: It is not unusual for your OTO specialist to place you on a short course of oral steroid at the same time you are started on a nasal spray like Flonase. If the 5mg prednisone steroid you are taking was not prescribed by the same doctor that prescribed the Flonase, please notify them immediately ...Read more

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I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?

I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?

Not to worry: A single extra dose should not be a problem. Do please stick to administration instructions your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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We went to ER for severe allergic reaction. Thought it was from antibiotics, but now wondering if it might have been from a single dose of Flonase?

We went to ER for severe allergic reaction. Thought it was from antibiotics, but now wondering if it might have been from a single dose of Flonase?

Unlikely: Flonase allergy causing severe allergic reaction would be very rare. Make an appointment with a board certified Allergist so that he/she can take a detailed past medical history and go over the events of the day of the reaction so that they can get a better sense of what you might have reacted to. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time getting rid of a runny nose and constant itching/"ready to sneeze" feeling. I've taken claritin-d, Flonase two sprays in both nostrils bid, and even did a saline lavage of my nose before the second Flonase dose... And nothing has c

You: You have to take the Flonase for a week for it to be effective and you should do nasal washes on a daily basis. If you are not getting better then you should seek a local allergist to evaluate your condition for other diseases mimicking your symptoms or if you need further treatment with immunotherapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get Flonase otc?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does Flonase work if it is expired?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the common conditions treated with flonase?

What are the common conditions treated with flonase?

Allergies: Allergic rhinitis, sometimes other form of nasal problems like nasal polyps. ...Read more

Flonase (Definition)

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