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The fluticasone spray is for allergy. Is there certain time I should use it, such as breakfast, or lunch, or etc...?

The fluticasone spray is for allergy. Is there certain time I should use it, such as breakfast, or lunch, or etc...?

Dose time: The main thing is consistent use. It takes 2-3 days to get the full dose built up in the membranes. Since the spray is only done once daily, just make sure the dose is taken around the same time daily therefore spacing each dose around 24 hrs. Remember-- the exact time isn't a big deal with this med. Consistent daily use is what is important! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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Can I spray fluticasone 2x a day? My doc said it is ok on allergy seasons but I am aftaid of nosebleeds.

Can I spray fluticasone 2x a day? My doc said it is ok on allergy seasons but I am aftaid of nosebleeds.

Yes 2 times is fine: Yes you can spray fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase) two times a day. The maximum dose for allergic rhinitis is actually 2 sprays per nostril once a day OR 1 spray per nostril twice a day. When you spray into your nose, spray away from the center of your nose. You should be fine! If you are concerned, try spraying 1 time in each nostril once a day and inhale through your nose gently. ...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?

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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Can I take 10mg of loratadine and use fluticasone nasal spray? I need immediate relief from these horrible allergies! Got a long day outside on tap!

Can I take 10mg of loratadine and use fluticasone nasal spray? I need immediate relief from these horrible allergies! Got a long day outside on tap!

Yes: Loratidine and fluticasone nasal spray are effective when used together. If this is not effective, adding an intranasal antihistamine (rx), such as azelastine (astelin) or olpatadine (patanase) is an option. Dymista is a combination of fluticasone and azelastine and works quickly. None of these products should adversely affect asthma or your current medications. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should. Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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Major side of fluticasone nasal spray daily use? And it cure allergy or for prophylaxis use?

Fluticasone: Nasal spray, doesn't cure allergic rhinitis, rather controls symptoms of Rhinitis in general whether allergic or non allergic, at times it might dry up nasal mucosa and cause nose bleeds if not used right, better use nasal wash prior to use, and use under doctor's supervision, you want to be cautious if you have high intra ocular pressure ...Read more

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Been using fluticasone propionate daily since June. Is that bad? Only thing that helps my nasal airways from allergies that causes asthma.

Been using fluticasone propionate daily since June. Is that bad? Only thing that helps my nasal airways from allergies that causes asthma.

It's Ok: The main recommend treatment for allergic rhinitis (runny nose) is the use of nasal steroids. The steroid has minimal absorption into your blood stream. Main side effect noted in some is dryness and nose bleeds. Consider using nasal saline spray to clear the nose frequently and to keep the skin hydrated. Try a nasal saline wash each evening to rid your nose of the day's pollen. ...Read more

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If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

They are related: Steroid nasal sprays are often used to treat allergic rhinitis. People with allergic rhinitis often have or may progress to asthma. If you have asthma, just treating for allergies usually isn't enough. ...Read more

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How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

2 sprays each nostri: The usual dose is 2 sprays each nostril once daily. Potentially better control of the nasal symptoms may improve asthma but the effects are variable. ...Read more

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I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

Keep taking: Keep taking your allergy medicines throughout cold. You could even increase the dose of your nasal spray, max dose 2 sprays in each nostril twice a sat during illness ...Read more

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If I had Class 1 on milk allergy on rast testing, but negative on skin testing is it safe to take advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to help control asthma?

If I had Class 1 on milk allergy on rast testing, but negative on skin testing is it safe to take advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) to help control asthma?

Yes: Yes, it is completely safe to take Advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) with your supposed "milk allergy." That being said I would talk to your Allergist about your allergy in detail. From the results of your testing it is likely that you do not have a milk allergy. ...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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What are azelastine and fluticasone?

What are azelastine and fluticasone?

Nasal sprays: 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

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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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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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I just started Fluticasone, I am wondering if it will cause weight gain?

I just started Fluticasone, I am wondering if it will cause weight gain?

Not really: You didn't mention what form, at any rate in any form, dosage is tiny, not absorbed into circulation unless you use mega doses, don't worry about weight gain ...Read more

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Asking for a trial about fluticasone vs beclomethasone. Any good trials?

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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Can you take allegra (fexofenadine) and fluticasone propinate in the same day?

Can you take allegra (fexofenadine) and fluticasone propinate in the same day?

Yes: Allegra is an antihistamine and fluticasone is a nasal steroid spray. It is not unusual for these two classes of medicine to be prescribed and used together. ...Read more

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If I had a severe allergic reaction to fluticasone proprionate, am I likely to react negatively to fluticasone furoate as well?

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

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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

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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?

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?

If possible: It is a balance between your asthma being well-controlled versus risks of medications. Uncontrolled asthma poses risk of death as well. If you can do well without it, by all means avoid it. ...Read more

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Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

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

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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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Can you take mucanix if you have asthma? And with fluticasone?

Can you take mucanix if you have asthma? And with fluticasone?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Yes you can. If you have excess mucus, your asthma may not be well controlled, I suggest you check your asthma with your treating physician ...Read more

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Please tell me can fluticasone furoate cause change in mood or anxiety for people with these problems?

Please tell me can fluticasone furoate cause change in mood or anxiety for people with these problems?

Not specifically.: It does give flu-like feelings which includes headaches, nose-bleeds, fever which can be mistaken for depression and for people who already have depression and anxiety, it would make these conditions worse because they don't feel physically well. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Is fluticasone propionat spray a decongestant?

Yes and no: This is a steroid, which may relieve inflammation which is causing congestion, but is not directly a decongestant. ...Read more

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Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

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

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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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Eosinophilia esophahitis can ventolin & fluticasone help?

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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more