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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Meds: Flonase is for treatment of allergic rhinitis not common cold. Some multi-symptom cold medications also contain acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol). Check label of multi-symptom cold medication for acetaminophen so child you are not giving extra Tylenol. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while at the tail end of cold. I'm only taking flonase?

Yes: A glass of wine should not effect recovery from a cold, nor will it cause an interaction with flonase. ...Read more

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I'm on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

I'm on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?

Yes, but: Only take either, the theraflu or the nyquil, not both, and if you do, please drop the evening/night dose of the claritin (loratadine) d, till you see your doctor, read the labels carefully, might cause sedation, so don't drive or operate machinery, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take Allegra, Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus, and Flonase l at once?

Can I take Allegra, Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus, and Flonase l at once?

Allegra, (fexofenadine) flonase: Are standard and do not have any contraindications. While for short time you may combine decongestants. Chronic combination may increase side effects. Also chronic use of NSAIDs in advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinuse may have side effects ...Read more

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Can Flonase be used to treat nasal congestion that’s due to the common cold, or is strictly for allergy-related congestion?

Can Flonase be used to treat nasal congestion that’s due to the common cold, or is strictly for allergy-related congestion?

Allergy only: Nasal steroid does nothing when the congestion is caused by a cold. Topical nasal congestant spray may be used for up to 5 days. ...Read more

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I took allegra 24hr then flonase in AM. Cold symptoms persist with sneezing and stuffy! Like allergy. Can I take Nyquil tonight?

I took allegra 24hr then flonase in AM. Cold symptoms persist with sneezing and stuffy! Like allergy. Can I take Nyquil tonight?

Yes you can: Nyquil has different combo ingredients though, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, and read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more

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Throat is very swollen, painful and difficult to swallow. Flonase helps. Fever last night. Just a cold or something else?

Probably the flu: Suggestive of flu. Symptoms usually subside in a few miserable days but a cough may linger for weeks. If symptoms just started less than 2 days ago, consider asking your doctor to Rx an anti-flu medication for you. ...Read more

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I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. Draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too

Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. Draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too

Urgent care: With a fever and "draining" (I'm assuming your ear?), I would recommend you see your doc or go to an urgent care clinic for a proper physical examination, including an examination of the ear, surrounding structures, and your nose and throat. It is possible you may require antibiotics. Your baby may need to be seen too. ...Read more

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I've been using Flonase twice a day 10:30 am & 10:30 pm should I change the time for daylight savings time?

Not necessarily: As the drug needn't be taken on-the-hour, bedsides the usual maintenance dose is once a day, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I use saline hours after using flonase?

Can I use saline hours after using flonase?

Yes: You can use saline in a sinus rinse after using the Flonase but I would wait for at least on hour. If you are just using the sinus spray like wetting drops this should not be a problem either. ...Read more

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Hey Dr., feeling "racey" after using flonase while on 30mg-10mg tapering dose, first day at 20. Is this normal? Been very moody too!

Hey Dr., feeling "racey" after using flonase while on 30mg-10mg tapering dose, first day at 20. Is this normal? Been very moody too!

Steroid effect: I believe the tapering dose of steroid is what has been making you feel racey and Flonase is unlikely to be the culprit since very little of it is absorbed by the body. Steroid (Prednisone etc) especially in high doses often affects one's mood. I would expect these issues to subside within a few days after the last dose. Do you have any idea what the treatment is for? ...Read more

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Does Flonase expire?

Yes: The active ingredient breaks down and loses is effectiveness after some time. It doesn't become poisoness or anything. ...Read more

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Can you get Flonase otc?

No: Flonase is still a prescription. However Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ is a similar medicine that is available OTC. ...Read more

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Is Flonase safe long term?

Is Flonase safe long term?

Yes: There is minimal systemic absorption, and long term nasal topical steroids are safe long term without the traditional adverse effects of oral steroids. There are minimal side effects as with any drug, so let your prescribing doctor know if you experience any. ...Read more

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What's better than flonase?

All about the same: All of 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

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Can you use expired flonase?

Not recommended: It's probably safe to use, depending on how old it is--however, if the medication is expired, I would recommend getting a new nose spray. ...Read more

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Does Flonase have systemic effects?

Does Flonase have systemic effects?

Negligible to none: Absorption of Flonase if used at the recommended dose is minimal. There were no significant long term adverse effects with the studies. With any nasal steroids, long term use is not advised. Always consult your dr for any concerns or questions. ...Read more

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Does Flonase work if it is expired?

Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date. ...Read more

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Is there a cheap version of Flonase?

Fluticasone nasal: The generic version of Flonase is available at fluticasone proprionate. In spring 2015, this should be available over the counter. It is still a good idea to check with your doctor before using OTC medications. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of Flonase?

Flonase: Exactly as your doctor recommends if you trust him/her. Fda instructions recommend 1-2 sprays into each nostril once to twice daily as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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May I use Flonase more than once a day?

May I use Flonase more than once a day?

Not per label: Flonase is labeled for once a day use, two sprays per nostril. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of Flonase work?

Minutes to months: Some people say that Flonase works only for a few minutes, which is not a desirable an answer as those who say they need to use Flonase only once every few months. ...Read more

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How long does Flonase stay in your system?

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

Flonase (Definition)

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