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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fluticasone (Definition)

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


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Do I have to take Flonase every day for my allergies, or just when I'm having symptoms?

Daily: Nasal steroids like Flonase have to be used daily to work well. If you use them sporadically, you're just rinsing out your nose with really expensive water. ...Read more

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Can I use Flonase and take Claritin and Zyrtec in the same day?

Yes: No expected benefit of combining Zyrtec and Claritin (there are situations that call for high dose antihistamine use, but generally with one or the other). Both are safe when used in combination with Flonase. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pantoprazole, amoxacillan, Flonase and benadril together? Not at the same time but in one day? And pain reliever

Is it ok to take pantoprazole, amoxacillan, Flonase and benadril together? Not at the same time but in one day? And pain reliever

Should be: Those meds as listed would be fine to take and should have no severe drug to drug interactions. It depends on what pain reliever you are taking though. You can always ask your pharmacist to check if there are any drug to drug interactions if you are concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Yes, but: Why zyrtec if you already took claritin d? If you feel symptoms aren't controlled you need to revisit your doctor, all the best ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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Last week I started taking a women's one a day vitamin. Every since I have had bad tension headaches. Is this coincidence? I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase

No correlation: Has more to do with your sinus issues, that can create a tension headache. Taking your Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Flonase should help. Make sure you are hydrating well as the first sign of dehydration is having a headache. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Yes: Safe, good that you asked, read the labels carefully, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 20mg prednisone twice a day, 250 mg azithromycin once a day and flonase twice a day for about a week?

Is it okay to take 20mg prednisone twice a day, 250 mg azithromycin once a day and flonase twice a day for about a week?

It is okay: I presume these have been prescribed by your doctor for a specific problem. These medications are complementary and will not adversely affect each other. Continue to follow your doctor's recipe. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip all year round. I use a humidifier, take Singulair, Xyzal, Flonase (2x a day) and it's still there. What's wrong w my sinuses?

I have post nasal drip all year round. I use a humidifier, take Singulair, Xyzal, Flonase (2x a day) and it's still there. What's wrong w my sinuses?

Post nasal drip: All year round, all the meds you mentioned and the humidifier may control inflammation / congestion some, but won't treat infection, may be something else in your surroundings is irritating your airways, e.g. a pet, however, you need to see a specialist: an ENT or an allergist / immunonlogist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Been taking Flonase to treat seasonal allergies. Take one spray in each nostril each day. Been on it for about three months. Should I wean myself off?

Been taking Flonase to treat seasonal allergies. Take one spray in each nostril each day. Been on it for about three months. Should I wean myself off?

You may: If you have only seasonal allergies, you may just stop the Flonase when the season is over without tapering.
Note that you had been using only 1/2 of the usual dose but if it worked for you, you can stay the course. ...Read more

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Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesn't help.

Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesn't help.

Yes: E cig is not as innocuous as it may appear. The heated chemical-containing vapor (even if it is "organic") may irritate your throat. The best way to tell is not to use it for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If you are pregnant, it is unwise to smoke anything since this may adversely impact the health of your baby possibly for the rest of his life. ...Read more

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What nasal spray has least side affects. I have allergic asthma. Nose runs clear all day. Cannot take flonase. Very senstive to most drugs. Low immune?

What nasal spray has least side affects. I have allergic asthma. Nose runs clear all day. Cannot take flonase. Very senstive to most drugs. Low immune?

Technique: Please tell us why you couldn't tolerate flonase? Most of adverse reactions are from improper spray technique which should be aiming towards the side and not the center of the nose. If you get nosebleeds from all inhaled steroid despite correct technique, try an antihistamine spray. If this too failed, some people may respond to a leukotriene blocker. See an allergist if problem persists. ...Read more

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My doctor has me taking Flonase 2x a day dimetapp every 4 hrs and Zyrtec (cetirizine) 1x day. I'm still havin itchy eyes and coughing? What else can I take or do?

My doctor has me taking Flonase 2x a day dimetapp every 4 hrs and Zyrtec (cetirizine) 1x day. I'm still havin itchy eyes and coughing? What else can I take or do?

Allergic rhinnitis: Sometimes in addition to the above treatment some of my patients have benefited from leukotriene inhibitors like Montelukast or referral to allergy specialist ...Read more

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How long does it take for Flonase to work?

Depends: In acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is taken right (right dose and right technique) ...Read more

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How long does it take flonase to break it up?

What?: For allergic nasal symptoms such as congestion, Flonase starts to work in about 12 hrs but it takes several more days of daily use to get optimal results. ...Read more

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It is okay to take Flonase and andallertec together?

Yes, but: If you mean alertec (modafinil), then yes no interactions, please discuss as well with your prescribing doctor (s) on your next visit ...Read more

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Can I take Flonase an Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs ...Read more

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Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Perhaps: Afrin contains oxymetazoline which can improve nasal congestion when used for short periods of time. Use for more than 3 days can increase risk of rebound congestion and development of a condition called Rhinits Medicamentosa. (RM) Use with a topical steroid nasal spray may (like flute adobe) help to prevent it. You should always minimize use of decongestants because of other possible effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Flonase to shrink turbinates?

How Flonase Works: Flonase is an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. The steroid it contains can decrease swelling of the mucosal membranes of the nose that cover the turbinates. This occurs gradually, and may start as early as a few hours after the first dose and peak around three weeks later. The turbinates themselves are made of cartilage and they do not shrink in response to medication. Surgery can reduce them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Flonase & musinex dm together?

Is it possible for you to take Flonase & musinex dm together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended dose for each medication. ...Read more

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I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

Yes: You can use a nasal or oral antohistamine while on Flonase to treat allergies. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Flonase everyday? Or are you only supposed to take it when your sinuses are backed up?

Flonase contains: steroids, so it is designed for short term treatment of acute conditions. You should not use it every day indefinitely. ...Read more

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Hi! Is it okay if I take a 1.5x dose of Flonase (2 sprays at night, and 1 the following morning) the first time I am taking it? Thank you!

For a few weeks.: You will likely be ok if you are using the higher dose for just a few weeks. For chronic use, I am not sure if there may be some systemic effect even though at the dose described it is likely ok. ...Read more

Flonase (Definition)

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