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What Is The Difference Between Nasonex And Fluticasone
I am taking nasonex (mometasone) my insurance won't cover that any longer they suggest Nasacort AQ or fluticasone or flunisolide. Can I switch and to which one?
YES: Anyone of the above will be okay. ...Read more
What's the difference between fluticasone furoate and foxefenadine when treating rhinitis? Can a patient react well to one and not to the other?Thanks
Completely different: Fluticasone furoate is a topical nasal steroid in a spray form. It works by reducing inflammation over time through a variety of pathways. Fexofenadine is an oral antihistamine taken by mouth and works by blocking the chemical histamine in our bodies. Overall, the nasal spray does more to reduce allergy symptom scores and may also help with non-allergic conditions such as non-allergic rhinitis. ...Read more
I have chronic cough diagnosed as allergic asthma. I was on fluticasone & ventolin but not much difference. Doc prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Is this okay?
Yes: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an excellent medicine for asthma. It needs to be used everyday as your doctor prescribed. It is what is known as a maintaince medication. You still should have ventolin to use as a rescue medication when you have wheezing or shortness of breath. Please followup with your doctor after you have been on Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Lots of them: If you're looking for a good meta-analysis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17943772. ...Read more
Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...Read more
Yes: One treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis involves swallowing inhaled steroids such as fluticasone which is found in flovent. The ventolin will have no effect on the symptoms. It is also worth exploring whether any foods such as milk may be triggering symptoms. Foods can be eliminated empirically or based on prick and/or patch testing. ...Read more