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Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

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

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Are nasal sprays safe?

Are nasal sprays safe?

Yes.: Yes, however the otc nasal decongestants can cause problems if used continuously. They cause what is termed, "rebound". People get used to the decongestant effects, and have to continue to use them. Prescription nasal sprays are much safer, if used as directed. ...Read more

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Can montelkaust, allegra and fluticasone nasal spray be combined?

Can montelkaust, allegra and fluticasone nasal spray be combined?

Ok to combine: Each of the medications listed work by a different mechanism. Montelukast blocks the effects of leukotrienes; allergra is a new generation antihistamine; and fluticasone is a corticosteroid nasal spray. At the usual doses, there should be no problem with interaction. However, if a person is needing this much medication therapy, it may be prudent to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Not directly: Claritin is useful to reduce the symptoms of allergies, especially post nasal drip. It should be used with other medications. Mid you are having serious allergic symptoms that worsen your asthma, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Effecive ues of avamys nasal decongestants?

Avamys: That is a medication sold in the phillippines. It is the same medication as that sold in the U.S. Under the prescription name of veramyst. It is a nasal steroid used for nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Not a cause: Nasonex (mometasone) would not cause migraines, but if you have migraines already then it is possible that something in the Nasonex (mometasone) could trigger a migraine in you. ...Read more

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Do nasal steroids such as Nasonex (mometasone) absorb systemically?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Do nasal steroids such as Nasonex (mometasone) absorb systemically?

Yes: But when used as prescribed, the amount absorbed is very minute and exerts practically no biologic effect outside of the nose. It was suspected to lead to cataracts but this has not been proven. ...Read more

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Does Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) help nasal polyps?

Does Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) help nasal polyps?

Some: If small and help avoid recurrence after surgical removal, need to investigate the cause, ...Read more

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How safe are nasal decongestant sprays?

How safe are nasal decongestant sprays?

Nasal spray: They are not good to use for more than a few days - otherwise you can get rebound congestion! ...Read more

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin : Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...Read more

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Fluticasone propionate nasal spray and doxylamine succinate ok?

Fluticasone propionate nasal spray and doxylamine succinate ok?

Yes: The treatment of allergy nose symptoms can include nasal steroids and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and congestion. If used more than 3 days, it can cause a rebound effect and worsen symptoms. Antihistamines are a separate class of medications. They block the effects histamine, which help reduce the watery eyes and runny nose. ...Read more

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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy antihistamine still cause drowsiness?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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Can Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy antihistamine still cause drowsiness?

Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read more

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Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

No: Astelin nasal spray is not addictive like some other medications. It is a topical antihistamine spray that can provide relief for patients with symptoms of chronic rhinitis, such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Rhinocort aqua nasal spray, side effects?

Rhinocort aqua nasal spray, side effects?

Mild typically: Like any nasal cortisone spray, nose bleeds are the most common side effect but these can be limited by proper nasal spray technique. Also, run-off down back of throat can lead to cough and sore throat. At usual doses, the other side effects listed for steroids are very, very uncommon. An allergist or ENT physician can assist in treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go : Looking for another allergy medication, i would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more