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Flunisolide Vs Fluticasone
I am taking nasonex (mometasone) my insurance won't cover that any longer they suggest Nasacort AQ or fluticasone or flunisolide. Can I switch and to which one?
YES: Anyone of the above will be okay. ...Read more
Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...Read more
Yes: One treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis involves swallowing inhaled steroids such as fluticasone which is found in flovent. The ventolin will have no effect on the symptoms. It is also worth exploring whether any foods such as milk may be triggering symptoms. Foods can be eliminated empirically or based on prick and/or patch testing. ...Read more
Yes: You can, but what preparation: inhaled / nasal? ...Read more
Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ ETD (prescribed fluticasone) I noticed my blood pressure was a little high (133/70) Is there any possible correlation? Thank you!
If you are taking: It as a nasal spray, no. The amount that gets in your blood stream is somewhere between minimal and minuscule. Inhaled steroids get into your system but in negligible concentrations. FYI. 133/70 is normal. Blood pressure fluctuates depending on your physical activity, your state of mind & time of day that it's measured. "ideal" values assume that you're at rest. No worries. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. But in almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (often many years), if it hasn't been exposed to high heat for long periods (like a car's glove compartment in summer). It's always safest to get a refill, but most likely the expired fluticasone will work just fine. ...Read more
Azelastine- a nasal antihistamine spray. This is like claritin/fexofenadine and should not make one sleepy
fluticasone- a nasal steroid spray. This is usually intended to decrease the symptoms of nasal allergies.
While the main indications for both relate to nasal congestion related to allergies, sometimes docs give them for things like ear dysfunction. ...Read more
Fluticasone side eff:
Most common side effects include headaches, nasal bleeding and cough.Other rare side effects are serious and are related to prilonged use. Steroid toxicity (very rare)frequent infections, acute allergic reaction
some time you can get oronasal monoliasis from prologed use. ...Read more
Lots of them:
If you're looking for a good meta-analysis:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17943772. ...Read more
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No: There should be no such a reaction. ...Read more
If I had a severe allergic reaction to fluticasone proprionate, am I likely to react negatively to fluticasone furoate as well?
Better avoid: The whole class, likely the allergy was to the main nucleus, which is similar in both preparations. Confer with your doctor about use of alternate treatment, best wishes ...Read more
What's the difference between fluticasone furoate and foxefenadine when treating rhinitis? Can a patient react well to one and not to the other? Thanks
Completely different: Fluticasone furoate is a topical nasal steroid in a spray form. It works by reducing inflammation over time through a variety of pathways. Fexofenadine is an oral antihistamine taken by mouth and works by blocking the chemical histamine in our bodies. Overall, the nasal spray does more to reduce allergy symptom scores and may also help with non-allergic conditions such as non-allergic rhinitis. ...Read more
Heared formoterol increases riskof death. My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone. I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma. Should I avoid it?
Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try the Flunisolide and see if it affected your readings on your glucose meter. If you are not diabetic and do not measure your blood sugar, there is no way to know. ...Read more
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Yes: You are concerned about the effect of steroids on your diabetes. Please call your treating physician if you are not sure, because I don't want to mislead you based on a little information. From my understanding, the local steroids administered in using a nasal steroid spray stay mostly in the nasal area, and shouldn't have a major effect on your diabetes. Best bet is to consult with your doctor. ...Read more
1/100 advair: It is a measurement of the strength of the medication. ...Read more
Asthma Controller: Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is used to treat asthma, it is an inhaled medication that has a steroid (fluticasone) which reduced lung inflammation and long acting salmeterol which relaxes airway muscles and improves breathing. Advair comes in 2 inhaler forms, hfa and diskus. ...Read more
Expired Medication: Yes. I often tell my patients that as long as the product was not exposed to the elements or direct sunlight that simple expiration dates are fine to ignore. ...Read more