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Fluticasone Allergy Medication
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 isnt a big deal with this med. Consistent daily use is what is important ! ...Read more
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
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
I have fluticasone propionate 50 mcg that I use for allergies. Is it safe to use while experiencing the rebound effect? Didn't use it during my cold
What rebound effect?: What do you mean by rebound effect? ...Read more
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
I have chronic allergy ,and iam taking avamys as nasal spray for life time but it contain fluticasone it ok?
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
I'm on a lot of allergy MEDS can I ask my dr 2 reevaluate my meds?(Fluticasone pro spray , Hydroxyzine, Zyrtec, (cetirizine) sudogest, & allergy shots) Help
Yes: Yes. If you have not, you should see an allergist as well. ...Read more
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
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
If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?
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.
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?
Using fluticasone propionate 50 MCG/act for allergies/fluid in ear per Dr prescription. Will this remove fluid in earhelp with allergy inducedvertigo?
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?
Nasal allergy spray. Fluticasone propionate. Glucocorticoids ? Can using daily or twice daily raise someone high normal, 350-400K in last 4yrs, in platelets anyway to current levels between 425-500L?
Unlikely: Very unlikely to do thatGet a more detailed answer ›
3 yr old uses fluticasone nose spray. Ent says she needs tonsils out. Enlarged. What the correlation with spray and tonsils. No allergies.
Allergy medications: I suppose you refer to seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis treatment, which we commonly refer to as seasonal allergy symptoms including spring. You can try otc antihistamine. However, those are weak medications. If you are still symptomatic, you might want to see your doctor to get stronger and more efficient medications. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more
Varies some: Claritin (loratadine), (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec are once daily meds and each work well on some kids and not others. The Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are not sedating and thus do not interfere with school or daily activities.The zyrtec can be sedating and is given at bedtime to reduce this effect during the day. Short acting meds like benedryl are quickly absorbed and very effective but can sedate and do ware off quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Med: This is not a fair question, and I am sorry, but i must disagree with dr. Kwok. The sole oral antihistamine that does not cross the blood brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness in fexofenadine (aka.. Allegra). Every other otc oral antihistamine has the risk of drowsiness. Most effective is also not fair bc every patient is different and we tailor therapy to the patient. C ur allergist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Numerous: Fortunately for allergy sufferers there are numerous safe and effective allergy medicines both over the counter and prescription. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations if you are looking for over the counter medications. When otc meds do not help it is time to see a doctor for additional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Allergy meds.: At therapeutic dose, not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anything that works: The specific air born trigger to your child's allergy is less important than the effect the medications.Anti-histamines, nasal sprays & mast cell regulators may be a benefit. Most opt for a 24hr preparation for convenience.I like the non sedating antihistamines like fexophenadine(allegra) , steroid nasal spray (flonase). If your child cooperates & tolerates the med it should help. ...Read more
Depends: For mild or intermittent environmental allergies, an antihistamine is typically sufficient. This includes claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. For more significant or persistent hayfever, a prescription nasal spray is more effective. These include flonase, qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. The best approach is to see an allergist to help in identifying allergen, employing avoidance measures first. ...Read more
What is going on?: If you are having severe allergic reaction (food, bees, medication), call 911 now. Take your epinephrine as prescribed for allergic shock (anaphylaxis). For non-urgent matters, diphenhydramine is plenty strong for most mild allergies (and can cause drowsiness - don't drive). Many less strong antihistamines are over the counter. If not work - time to make an appointment with the provider. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine): The following work for most people. . . Non-sedating products over the counter that help with sneezing, itchy/watery eyes: claritin, zyrtec, allegra. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well, but can cause drowsiness. Any medication that says "d" (contains a decongestant) can raise blood pressure and should be avoided for most people. Try Mucinex plain, nasal saline, and Vicks vapor rub for congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Over the counter antihistamines like zyrtec, allegra, and Claritin are effective and safe. The antihistamine xyzal (levocetirizine) is very effective but by prescription. Nasal steroid sprays like qnasl, flonase, Nasonex are the most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis and only available by prescription. Prednisone is very effective but has significant side effects. Injections of steroid not recommended. ...Read more
It depends...: living with a cat or not. First, Keep the cat out of your living areas especially the bedroom. If living with a cat you need to take allergy medication all the time. Daily Cetirizine or Fexofenadine, Triamcinolone or Budesonide nasal sprays and ketotifen eye drops are all helpful for itching, nasal congestion and eye symptoms. If you get coughing, shortness of breath or wheezing, see an Allergist. ...Read more
Many choices: There is no magic pill out there and it all depends on what symptoms your are trying to treat. A decongestant for a cold or flu is available is many different combinations over the counter under different brand names. Look at the ingredients, Pseudoephedrine is a good decongestant avilable in combination with other medications. For allergies, a non drowsy long acting antihistamine is allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
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