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What difference is there between Flonase and veramyst?

What difference is there between Flonase and veramyst?

The compound: Flonase is Fluticasone Propionate and veramyst is fluticasone furoate. They have changed the "side chain" of the steroid molecule making it potentially a more active compound. It binds to the receptor more "tightly" and may last longer. Thus you may have better results with veramyst vs. Flonase.

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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I believe a scent or preservative in Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) and Omnaris triggers migraines. Is Veramyst a good alternative to these? Something else?

I believe a scent or preservative in Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) and Omnaris triggers migraines. Is Veramyst a good alternative to these? Something else?

Yes: Veramyst has a very fine mist that is well tolerated. If it causes migraines, just stick with nasal saline, like a netty pot

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What is the difference between Flonase and flonaseql?

Don't know: I couldn't even find flonaseql with google. I presume that they have the same ingredients but different delivery systems. However this is just a guess.

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What is the difference between nasonex (mometasone) and flonase?

What is the difference between nasonex (mometasone) and flonase?

Similar: Nasonex and Flonase are both nasal steroids but the steroid in Nasonex is mometasone and the steroid in Flonase is fluticasone. Both are effective for allergic rhinitis. Nasonex is scent-free. Fluticasone is available as a generic.

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What's the difference between Flonase and nasonex (mometasone) nose sprays?

Not much: They contain different steroids, fluticasone and mometasone respectively, which do exactly the same thing. Nasonex is odorless, while Flonase has a "rosy" smell.

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What is the difference between allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase for allergy relief -take one or both?

What is the difference between allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase for allergy relief -take one or both?

Flonase better: Allegra is an atihistamine and is helpful for itchiness, sneezing and a runny nose, not helpful for congestion. Flonase, an intranasal steroid covers all these symptoms plus congestion. Head to head studies comparing Flonase to antihistamines, singulair, (montelukast) or sudafed showed that Flonase beat them all. I usually suggest daily Flonase and adding an antihistamine on as needed or supplemental basis.

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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.

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How long does Flonase stay in your system?

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.

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Does Flixonase has flonase?

Flonase: The chemical is fluticasone propionate, if it is present in flixonase, it is the same

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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.

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Yes: There are several, but the most common one is epistaxis, or nosebleeds. Some people may experience headaches nasal burning, or cough. Since it is topical, very little is actually absorbed into the body.

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What will happen if I have a Flonase overdose?

What will happen if I have a Flonase overdose?

Overdose of flonase?: I don't know how someone overdoses on Flonase unless you sprayed the entire bottle in your nose. You will very likely have a bloody nose, dryness of the nose and mouth, headache, irritation, possibly decreased sense of smell. Hey...Let's not try this and find out. Follow the directions of your doctor.

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What are some alternatives to flonase/flixonase?

Many: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis. It will be going non-prescription this spring. The alternatives include over the counter Nasacort Allergy 24HR or prescription Rhinocort, Veramyst, Qnasl, Zetonna, Omnaris or Nasonex (mometasone).

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How long is it safe to use Flonase? Once a day?

Long time: Flonase can be safely used if applied correctly and used within the recommended dose. Although a WHO report suggested that this could be linked to a slightly higher incidence of glaucoma, this is not the usual experience.

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Does Flonase become toxic after it's expiration date?

Just weaker: Futicasone (flonase) and all other medications lose potency over time. They don't became toxic or poisonous. Fda regulations state that the time after manufacturing when a drug has lost 10% of its original potency be designated its expiration diet. That means that on that date the drug is still at 90% of its maximal strength. It won't hurt you to use it but it might not work as well.

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