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I've been taking Flonase for 6 months, recently stopped, and suspect I am now experiencing withdrawal. How long should I expect symptoms last if it is withdrawal?

I've been taking Flonase for 6 months, recently stopped, and suspect I am now experiencing withdrawal. How long should I expect symptoms last if it is withdrawal?

Flonase: If it is withdrawal and your symptoms are probably worse than they were originally but within 2 to 3 days they should return to normal level

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections.

Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections.

See doctor: Why were you taking Dilaudid? My take is that the Dilaudid had suppressed your cough but not cured the cause thus your current problem. Consult your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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Does Flixonase has flonase?

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

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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.

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Yes: There are several, but the most common one is epistaxis, or nosebleeds. Some people may experience headaches nasal burning, or cough. Since it is topical, very little is actually absorbed into the body.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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