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Get back on it: Give it a while to make sure it is not just your body's withdrawl from the drug. If it persists, get back on it. That's why they make it. ...Read more
I have been taking Flonase for 7 days can I just stop taking it or do I have to do it gradually? What will happen if I just stop abruptly?
In general: Your do not need to weaned off nasal / inhaled steroids. The levels of systemic absorption is usually minimal and therefore your Adrenal glands will do just fine without them. However, in advance, you should always tell your Doctor when you are getting off medications however. ...Read more
If I use Flonase for three weeks or 4 weeks to help treat Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and then I stop it. Will it cause me a problem?
No: It won't, you don't need to taper it, best wishes ...Read more
How safe is Flonase to use for sinus inflammation problems? Is that something that will make my allergy symptoms worse after I stop using it?
On flonase/claritin combo and notice a change since winter began. Nose is more clogged than usual. Should I stop the meds to see if it clears?
See below: Nasal congestion that fails to respond to allergy medications may be caused by other factors such as nasal polyps, deviated septum from recent nasal trauma, or other neoplasm of the nose. See an ENT doctor in your area. ...Read more
I'm having autonomic testing scheduled. I have to stop Claritin (loratadine) for 3 days. Can I take fluticasone/flonase spray or do I need to stop that too?
Allergy medicine&flonase has made a 80%improvement on how I've felt 4six months!but the mucus just won't stop!post nasal drip gags me sometimes! Help?
Have small tender sore inside nose. Do they usually heal on their own? I'm scared of antibiotics due to C Diff history. Do I need to stop Flonase use?
Nasal lesion: Discuss with doctor stopping Flonase for now and using possible Astelin (azelastine) or antihistamine spray. For the lesion you could use a topical antibiotic like Mupirocin if it is bacterial and not too large. . If it is viral like herpes could use topical antiviral or pills (they are not associated with Cdiff, as far as I know). Follow up with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more
How to I stop post nasal drip from aggravating my lungs & giving me asthma symptoms? I started Flonase & singulair (montelukast) and the mucus is still coming.
I've tried Benadryl, Sudafed and Flonase for thumping in my ear. It's only helped me a little. Is there anything else I can do stop the thumping?
Well: First of all to fix the issue you have to find the causevofvtge issue. Your remedies have not worked so time to see the doctor for an exam first. ...Read more
All about the same: All the topical steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. I do not think changing from Flonase to another topical steroid will significantly change your nasal function. Remember, these drugs are specifically used for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Check with an allergist. Finally, although these topical steroids are about the same, some people do prefer a particular one. ...Read more
Flonase: Topical nasal steroid sprays like Flonase have near negligible absorption in your system (ie blood). Blood levels of any nasal steroid is far below any oral steroid dosing a doctor would give. Topically within the nasal cavity Flonase is active for 12-24 hrs on the mucosa. So we recommend either once or twice daily dosing depending on symptom severity. ...Read more