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Doctor insights on: What's The Difference Between Flonase And Veramyst

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluticasone (Definition)

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


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of Flonase. I feel like the flu is coming on. Is this from Flonase.

Not Likely: While Flonase does list upper respiratory tract infections as a possible side effect, this occurs only rarely in real practice. The amount of actual steroid you get with Flonase is about 1/5 of a milligram per day. This is usually not enough to cause problems with infections or immune suppression. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Does Flixonase has flonase?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Local issues: Biggest side effect is nasal inflammation and bleeding. To minimize this, when you put the sprayer in your nose angle the tip to the outside corner of your eye. This will direct the spray away from your septum and decrease irritation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to use Flonase if I already took nyquil?

Yes: These medications work very differently and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flonase overdose?

Nearly impossible: Since Flonase delivers only micrograms of steroid with only a small part of which being absorbed and much of it draining out, you will need to use more than 20 sprays to get any noticeable systemic effect. However nosebleed will be the most likely side effect and using a dose more than twice recommended will not likely provided any added benefit for symptom control. ...Read more

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Is There anything over-the-counter That works like flonase?

Nasacort (triamcinolone): I believe Nasacort (triamcinolone) was approved by the FDA for over the counter use within the last year. ...Read more

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My flonase expired in january of this year is it safe to use?

Safe: Your flonase, assuming it was not kept in too hot a place, will be fully effective despite that expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it okay to store my Flonase in a place that often gets very warm?

Store at 86 deg or <: The package insert for Flonase recommends that it be stored "between 4° and 30°c (39° and 86°f)." the medicine may break down faster if it gets warmer than that, especially if it happens for a long time or if it happens often. That means it won't be as effective when used. ...Read more

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Is Flonase over-the-counter at "kiwi drug" the same a regular flonase?

Not flonase: But Nasacort (triamcinolone) is over the counter, however, it is chemically different than Flonase although it is in the same family of nasal topical steroids. ...Read more

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Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Yes: Flonase has been around for many years and if used properly as recommended is a safe medication. All medications have possible side effects but is used for the right conditions and as instructed can be safe. ...Read more

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I've used Flonase for two weeks by doctors recommendation so can I just use it whenever now?

Flonase nasal spray: Your doctor prescribed Flonase for allergic rhinitis. Frequent use can result in adverse reaction of the drug nose bleed, headaches, irritation etc. Please seek your doctors advice if you need to continue medication, onager than prescribed. ...Read more

Flonase (Definition)

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