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What should I do if I have ear and sinus pressure after stopping flonase?

What should I do if I have ear and sinus pressure after stopping flonase?

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. Thats why they make it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Okay: Steroid orally and nasal for 1 week may not have serious adverse effect when stopped abruptly though your symptoms may not completely resolve. Tapering is usually required to minimize suppression of hypothalamic pituitary axis ...Read more

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I want to stop taking Qvar and Flonase do I need to wean off of them? If so how would I do that?

I want to stop taking Qvar and Flonase do I need to wean off  of them? If so how would I do that?

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

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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?

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?

Flonase: It is a nasal steroid spray for treatment of allergic rhinitis. It is safe for long term use and does not have a rebound effect like otc decongestant spray when you stop using it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I feel like crying I have been taking Flonase for 8 days & I have horrible anxiety I cant stop shaking my leg & I keep thinking im going to die?

See details: It is difficult to imagine that Flonase is causing the problem but I suggest you stop it and see if the problem quickly resolves. If not speak with you doctor, ...Read more

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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?

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

Flonase (Definition)

Flonase is the brand name of a nasal steroid spray ...Read more