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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Fluticasone (Definition)

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


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Persistent itchy and sore throat after 7 days on Flonase generic II sprays en qd for my 9yr old is this normal or possible reaction to med ?

No ; No: You need to check with your doctor again but in the meanwhile be sure to aim the Flonase towards the outward side of the nose and not the center. If necessary, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Im taking Flonase (the generic version) for a sinus infection. I also am taking azithromycin which is giving me diarrhea. Can i take ibuprofen also?

Im taking Flonase (the generic version) for a sinus infection. I also am taking azithromycin which is giving me diarrhea. Can i take ibuprofen also?

Generic should be ok: Here is the thing about the ibuprofen. If you already are experiencing diarrhea from the Azithromycin then the addition of an NSAID could be be even tougher on your GI tract. Take care. ...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

Flonase (Definition)

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