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Mucinex Sinus Spray Side Effects
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!
Ct scan of chest and sinus clear. Still have mucus in my throat every day. 3 months! Tried nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and antibiotic. Not better. Help!?
I've used nasal spray and have taken Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). is there anything I can do to taste again?
Need diagnosis: Loss of the sense of taste frequently accompanies loss of smell. The latter is due to dysfunction of the olfactory nerves. Claritin, an antihistamine, and a nasal steroid spray will not help. You have to find out why you have lost your sense of smell. Nasal endoscopy needs to be performed and if roof of nose is normal, consult a neurologist. ...Read more
I can't taste. I've used nasal spray, Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). Is there anything I can do to taste again?
As you already know most of taste is actually smell and lack of this can be quite a downer for your quality of life
See your dr. Or a specialist if you haven't already. It could be caused by reversible conditions like airflow obstruction due to polyps or a sinus infection. In some cases the sense organ has been damaged by recurrent infections. ...Read more
My sinuses keep closing up will not stay open longer then 3-4 hours using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and afrin nasal spray with menthol close to a year?
Rhinitis: You have developed rhinitis medicamentosa due to the use of the nasal spray decongestants. There is treatment to help you discontinue use of the decongestant sprays, as you will unlikely be able to quit cold turkey. You may have an underlying problem like allergic rhinitis or hay fever that will need to be treated to keep you well. See your doctor or a board certified allergist or ENT for help. ...Read more
Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?
Would a simple virus cause my chest pain to worsen. I am taking augmenting allergy medication and nasal spray can I take mucinex for chest congestion?
Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?
Can you take Mucinex Daytime (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, & phenylephrine) with Azelastine nasal spray?
Yes: Yes, this is a safe combination of medications. ...Read more
I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.
Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it and start using a saline nasal spray. Over the counter decongestants can alleviate your ear congestion. If no change, see an allergist. ...Read more
I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,
How: How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you spoken to an allergist and have you considered allergy shots? ...Read more
Side effects of long term use of nasal sprays depends on the ingredient.
1) decongestants like neo-synephrione = more prolonged nasal congestion
2) Normal Saline = almost nil
3) steroids = possible atrophy of the turbinates; easy bleeding
4) antihistamines = sedation, loss of effect. ...Read more
Increased congestion: Many of the Zicam nasal sprays contain nasal decongestants, similar to the afrin brand of nasal sprays. Topical nasal decongestant sprays are safe if used for a short period of time. If used for more than a few days, however, they can cause rebound congestion, which can become more severe than the original reason for using the spray. Never use for more than 3 days straight. ...Read more
Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right, directed away from the midline, towards ear inside the nasal cavity, don't exceed prescribed dose, that way you avoid side effects, usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use. Other side effects are rare, some are serious, others aren't, usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more
Well tolerated: Fluticasone is a steroid nasal spray that is available in generic form. It is well tolerated. Side effects to look out for include bleeding, nasal irritation and dryness of the nose. Nasal infections and nasal septal perforations may rarely occur. Glaucoma and cataracts are even more rare. ...Read more
Only a few: Triptans can increase blood pressure, and sometimes drowsiness and lethargy follows useage. Triptans do affect size of blood vessels indirectly. Since too frequent or too high dosing over a short period of time can increase risk for heart attacks and/or strokes, doctors limit maximal doses for 24 hrs and 7 days. However, the nasal spray is very quick and effective, and a serious event is rare. ...Read more
Rebound: Rhinitis Medicamentosa or rebound nasal congestion from this class of nasal sprays is almost universal if used more than just 3 days. I usually recommend using it for 3 more days while starting a nasal steroid spray then YOU MUST STOP the OTRIVN while continuing the nasal steroid which doesn't ever give instant relief like otrivin but prevents nasal congestion. Sometimes Prednisone is necessary ...Read more
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
Minor and major:
There are many potential side effects, usually minor and local and some major. As a general principle, the stronger the medicine one takes, the increased potential for side effects. Imitrex is quite a strong medication- caution if over 50 years, arrhythmia, taking additional medications like ssri (celexa, prozac). More details at:
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/sumatriptan-nasal_spray/article. Htm. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because I have allergy for life long?
Nosebleeds: Are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis, and I've been using fluticasone nasal spray for about 6 months. Does it have systemic side effects?
Not Usually: At the regular dose, there are minimal side effects. The most common are headache, throat infection, nasal irritation, sneezing, cough, nausea, vomiting, and nosebleeds. All nasal anti-inflammatory steroids have class warning relating to increased eye pressure and temporary slowing of growth rate in children. More info see: www. Rxlist. Com/flonase-drug/side-effects-interactions. Htm. ...Read more