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None: If you are referring to inhaled flunisolide, there is no such thing as a non-prescription inhaled steroid in the US. ...Read more
Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try the Flunisolide and see if it affected your readings on your glucose meter. If you are not diabetic and do not measure your blood sugar, there is no way to know. ...Read more
Flunisolide: There are no over the counter or non-prescription steroid inhalers on the market. ...Read more
I am taking nasonex (mometasone) my insurance won't cover that any longer they suggest Nasacort AQ or fluticasone or flunisolide. Can I switch and to which one?
YES: Anyone of the above will be okay. ...Read more
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective. ...Read more
Please tell me can flunisolide and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) be prescribed together for severe asthma?
Albuterol is used as a 'rescue inhaler' for symptoms while on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Flunisolide nasal spray can be used at the same time, but please check with your physician.
Monitoring your peak flow and ACT score as well as avoiding triggers for your asthma are important aspects of your care. I would suggest having your total IgE checked as well. ...Read more
Dx w/ chronic sinusitis. Dr says try Zyrtec (cetirizine) & flunisolide 2 wks minimum & wait on allergy tests. F/u appt in May. Meds not helping after 5 days.
Call doc again: If you have sinusitis which has not responded to flunisolide after 5 days, you likely need an antibiotic now. I don't see how the finding from allergy test would alter your current treatment (for long term, likely yes). In the meanwhile try saline irrigation on the sinuses. ...Read more
I have a nose spray with Flunisolide 0.125mg and Oxymetazoline 0.25mg....can I also use Azelastine HCI at the same time?
Nasal sprays: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid and it safe to use on a daily basis. Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant and it is not meant for every day use. You should not exceed using that for more than three days. You risk severe rebound nasal congestion. Azelastine is a nasal antihistamine and does not interact adversely with the other medications that you are taking. It also can be used on a daily basis. ...Read more
Used to take Claritin (loratadine) d daily. Dr dx is chronic sinusitis. Said try Zyrtec & flunisolide spray. Tried 6 days so far & am so congested. What to do?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more