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Flonase Overdose (Overview)

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.


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What will happen if I have a Flonase overdose?

What will happen if I have a Flonase overdose?

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

Flonase Overdose (Overview)

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.


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What is the treatment for Flonase overdose?

What is the treatment for Flonase overdose?

None: For all intents and purposes, there is no such thing as Flonase overdosage. Taking too much over a long period of time could produce some steroid side effects, but that would require swallowing an entire bottle of Flonase daily for a few weeks. There is no way any insurance company would allow for a refill per day, and no one could afford that on an out-of-pocket basis. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have a Flonase overdose?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Flonase overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Flonase overdose?

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

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What is the treatment for Flonase overdose?

None: For all intents and purposes, there is no such thing as Flonase overdosage. Taking too much over a long period of time could produce some steroid side effects, but that would require swallowing an entire bottle of Flonase daily for a few weeks. There is no way any insurance company would allow for a refill per day, and no one could afford that on an out-of-pocket basis. ...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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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 use expired flonase?

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?

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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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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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

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It is okay to take Flonase and andallertec together?

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

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Does Flixonase has flonase?

Flonase: The chemical is fluticasone propionate, if it is present in flixonase, it is the same ...Read more

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Can I use saline hours after using flonase?

Yes: You can use saline in a sinus rinse after using the Flonase but I would wait for at least on hour. If you are just using the sinus spray like wetting drops this should not be a problem either. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Local issues: Biggest side effect is nasal inflammation and bleeding. To minimize this, when you put the sprayer in your nose angle the tip to the outside corner of your eye. This will direct the spray away from your septum and decrease irritation. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to flonase/flixonase?

Many: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis. It will be going non-prescription this spring. The alternatives include over the counter Nasacort Allergy 24HR or prescription Rhinocort, Veramyst, Qnasl, Zetonna, Omnaris or Nasonex (mometasone). ...Read more

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How long is it safe to use Flonase? Once a day?

Long time: Flonase can be safely used if applied correctly and used within the recommended dose. Although a WHO report suggested that this could be linked to a slightly higher incidence of glaucoma, this is not the usual experience. ...Read more

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Does Flonase become toxic after it's expiration date?

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

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What difference is there between Flonase and veramyst?

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

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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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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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My flonase expired in january of this year is it safe to use?

Safe: Your flonase, assuming it was not kept in too hot a place, will be fully effective despite that expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it okay to store my Flonase in a place that often gets very warm?

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

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Is Flonase over-the-counter at "kiwi drug" the same a regular flonase?

Not flonase: But Nasacort (triamcinolone) is over the counter, however, it is chemically different than Flonase although it is in the same family of nasal topical steroids. ...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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