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Flunisolide Nasal Spray Discontinued
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective. ...Read more
No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read more
I'm wondering can thera flu nightime severe cold be taken at night if I took nasarel allery nasal spray in the AM?
Probably not: Any over the counter nasal spray used for more than a few days may cause a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa. This condition may lead to irreversible damage to cilia (small hairs of the mucosa) and rebound where the nose is worse than before you started the medication. Any nasal condition, whether allergic or non-allergic should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I am using a corticosteroid nasal spray for allergies but now my tonsils feel irritated and dry. No signs of swelling. Could the spray cause it? If yes should I discontinue it? I can't get in touch with me ENT until Monday.
Sniffed too hard: 21 yo female using steroid nasal spray now with irritated dry tonsils. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). This can cause dryness. Please only a small sniff. Point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) so not to cause irritation ...Read more
Allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a.Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more
No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin (oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce (initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal (nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more
Yes: There are a variety of kinds of nicotine replacement therapy. The best known are the skin patch and nicotine gum. However, there are also lozenges and nasal sprays which contain nicotine, and can be used to reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Pills, such as bupropion (Zyban or Wellbutrin) and varenicline (Chantix) can also be helpful, together with a formal smoking cessation program. ...Read more
Mild typically: Like any nasal cortisone spray, nose bleeds are the most common side effect but these can be limited by proper nasal spray technique. Also, run-off down back of throat can lead to cough and sore throat. At usual doses, the other side effects listed for steroids are very, very uncommon. An allergist or ENT physician can assist in treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more
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Yes: Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for bed wetting. It is safe as long as fluids are restricted to prevent water intoxication. However, medication for bed wetting is not a cure, it is a means of controlling the problem. The best means of treating is with a bedwetting alarm system which is 100% safe and can effect a cure iin >80% of children who are able to awaken with the alarm. ...Read more
Apples & oranges: Afrin works to reduce blood flow to nasals tissue, leading to reduced swelling. It is used to treat congestion from colds, allergies, etc. Nasonex (mometasone) prevents only symptoms of allergy, such as congestion, but also sneezing, itching, and drainage. Both are very effective, but used for different indications. Use afrin for only a few days at a time, as your nose may literally get addicted to it. ...Read more