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Fluticasone Vs Mometasone
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Not Fair Question: Everybody's genetics are different, so response to steroids between everybody is different. There are charts to show potency on each individual steroid. The most important thing is to find the right medical therapy to get your asthma under control...Not the low dose of inhaled corticosteroid or the type used. Oral steroids are much more dangerous with higher side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more
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
About the same: Topical nasal steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. Flonase (fluticasone) and Nasonex (mometasone) are about the same. It depends on what your physician gets into the habit of using. Also some patients prefer one over the other because one of the two topical sprays is less irritating. There is little evidence that one is better than the other. ...Read more
Nasonex (mometasone) vs saline : Saline nasal spray is a non-prescription preparation that is useful to reduce nasal congestion and thin mucus. Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal anti-inflammatory (steroid) spray use alone or in combination with other nasal sprays or oral medication to treat conditions like seasonal and year-round allergies and vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?
Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers