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Substitute For Nasonex
Yes: Clarinex (desloratadine) has only slight differences in chemical structure from the original product of Claritin and in my clinical experience you will not notice any difference in relieving your allergy symptoms. The generic of claritin, loratadine, is also much less expensive and is available at most drug stores. ...Read more
Yes: But it must be used regularly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy ; Sinusitis: Hello. Ceterizine is an antihistamine used to decrease allergy symptoms. Since allergy is a very common etiology for sinusitis, it may be helpful. If a fever, post nasal drainage, facial pain, congestion, cough, ear pressure, and fatigue is present, then Cetirizine by itself isn't enough. See your doctor. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
Depends: There are different types of bromfed..With or without decongestant..Either way other anithistamines won't make you as drowsy.Try Allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec or claritin(with or without sudafed)..There are generics for all of these and they are now over the counter..Just read the labels for any precautions for yourself. ...Read more
Roughly Equal: Either of these sprays are fine for allergies. They both work the same way. Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available over the counter which means you do not need a prescription. It is also scent and alcohol free so it is easier on the nose. Flonase is very effective, but does contain alcohol and some scent which does irritate some noses. ...Read more
Yes: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical nasal steroid indicated for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in persons over 2 years old. Frequently allergies cause post nasal drip. If it does not seem to help, then further evaluation would be useful including allergy testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?
Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?
Nasal steroids: Nasocort is a nasal steroid, now available over the counter, that many people safely use for prolonged periods of time to treat their allergy symptoms. Be sure to read the package insert and stop the spray if you experience any side effects, but you will likely be able to use it with your Claritin without problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for bed wetting. It is safe as long as fluids are restricted to prevent water intoxication. However, medication for bed wetting is not a cure, it is a means of controlling the problem. The best means of treating is with a bedwetting alarm system which is 100% safe and can effect a cure iin >80% of children who are able to awaken with the alarm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking Nasonex (mometasone) for post nasal drip/cough and it helped a lot. Is there a cheaper alternative like nasacort or Flonase that I can take with zyrtec?
?: Chronic rhinosinusitis is what you have given your brief description, could be allergies, the good news is that you responded to treatment, you can look for cheaper generics, but u might need other medicines, so your best bet would be proper professional help,better by an Allergist/ENT specialist, or your PCP who would refer you if needed, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in ur area ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer