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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Fluticasone (Overview)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray?

What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray?

Allergy med: Nasal steroid spray that helps nasal symptoms of allergy safely and effectively. Also helps nasal polyps. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
334 doctors shared insights

Fluticasone (Overview)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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My gp prescribed 1 spray (27.5 mg of fluticasone furoate) in each nostril twice daily . Will this cause more side effects? Is the dose normal? Thanks

My gp prescribed 1 spray (27.5 mg of fluticasone furoate) in each nostril twice daily . Will this cause more side effects? Is the dose normal? Thanks

Veramyst: While the usual dose for Fluticasone Furoate (veramyst) is 1-2 sprays each nostril once a day for adults, it is not unusual to adjust the dose for a particular person's needs. Higher doses may help initially, then many docs will step down to the lowest effective dose. In general nasal steroid sprays are pretty safe and significant side effects would not be seen at twice a day. ...Read more

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My brother was just diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. His GI prescribed a fluticasone inhaler. Is there anything else he can do in addition?

My brother was just diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. His GI prescribed a fluticasone inhaler. Is there anything else he can do in addition?

Treatments for EoE: The current treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis include topical steroids (fluticasone inhaler swallowed) and food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can be helpful it guiding food elimination diets. ...Read more

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Can you use fluticasone propionate and allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can you use fluticasone propionate and allegra (fexofenadine)?

See below: Flonase (fluticasone propionate) & Allegra (fexofenadine) may be safely (& often are) used together to treat allergies. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine, & Flonase is a nasally inhaled corticosteroid (for reducing inflammation & stabilizing nasal passage cells). ...Read more

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My white blood cell count is 5.9(with normal range of 4 and 11). I used fluticasone propionate inhaler for a month. could this interfere with results?

My white blood cell count is 5.9(with normal range of 4 and 11). I used fluticasone propionate inhaler for a month. could this interfere with results?

Unlikely: Considering your results, it's unlikely. But one way to learn more is to look at what's called the differential on that test. It lists a series of white blood cell types, including one called neutrophils. Steroids typically increase this level, so if if you look at your test and see a high neutrophil level, this could be due to the steroids. ...Read more

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Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read more

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How long does fluticasone propionate cream take to work?

How long does fluticasone propionate cream take to work?

A day or so: Topical steroids typically have an effect within a day or so depending upon the condition being treated and the severity. ...Read more

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Which is safer, fluticasone formetrol or propionate? For nasal turbinates hypertrophy.

Likely same: Are you sure the other product is fluticasone formetrol and not furoate? Having said that , it can be stated that all nasal steroid products have similar efficacy and side effect profile although Rhinocort Aqua is the only one with a pregnancy category B classification. Fluticasone furoate apparently relieves eye allergy symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I'm currently using avamys fluticasone furoate nasal spray. Is there a side effect from using this n how long can I use it safely?

Steroid nasal spray: Nasal sprays containing small doses of corticosteroids are a mainstay of allergy treatment and are generally very safe when used as directed. The most frequent side effects are nasal irritation and nosebleeds. The latter are suspected to occur with nasal yeast infections. These are not usually serious and improve with taking a break in medication use and with using salt water sprays; irrigation. ...Read more

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Fluticasone--what could possibly be a side effect from this spray?

Fluticasone--what could possibly be a side effect from this spray?

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

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How long does it take for side effects from fluticasone to subside after u discontinue use. I have used it a month or so and experience ear congestion?

Side effects: If this is strictly a side effect of the medication, I would hope that as the medication comes out of your system, the effects will go away as well. The half life of the medication is 11-12hrs. So five half lifes before it is more or less out of your system, so roughly 60 hours, I would say fluticasone is out of your system. If there is some suppression on the adrenal axis, this may take more time ...Read more

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I have chronic allergy ,and iam taking avamys as nasal spray for life time but it contain fluticasone it ok?

Avamys=fluticasone: Avamys is a brand name, given by the manufacturer. The real name of the medication(generic) is fluticasone propionate. It is an effective nasal steroid. ...Read more

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I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?

I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?

You can: the alcohol will not interact with those medications but the best advice if you are sick is to stay well hydrated and get some rest to ensure a full and rapid recovery. ...Read more

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Is the combination of fluticasone furoate and evocetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg effective for allergy ? What are their side effects when combined?

Is the combination of fluticasone furoate and evocetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg effective for allergy ? What are their side effects when combined?

Yes, effective: Fluticasone (flonase) is a nasal steroid spray and levocetirizine (xyzal) is a new generation antihistamine. They are excellent medications for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. There is no new side effects when these are combined. Each can have the potential for mild side effects alone-nose bleeds. In general they are well tolerated. ...Read more

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How much can fluticasone propionate cost?

How much can fluticasone propionate cost?

Up to 75 bucks: As it is generic many of my patients pay a 5 dollar copay. Out of pocket i'm pretty sure the most you would pay is 75 dollars for a bottle that would last a month. ...Read more

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Can i use expired Fluticasone?

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

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Is the fluticasone available over counter?

No: Due to potential adverse side effects seen with using higher potency corticosteroids, treatment should be monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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