Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms. Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is okay for treating congestion, but it could make you really tired or keep you wide awake.
Relieves allergy symptoms. Flonase (Fluticasone) is a good first-choice medicine for treating a runny or stuffy nose caused by allergies, and it's cheaper than some alternatives.
How it works
Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy and cold symptoms. Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) treats runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes or skin. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.
Flonase (Fluticasone) is a nasal steroid. It works directly in your nose to reduce swelling and inflammation caused by allergies.
› First-choice medication for treating runny and stuffy noses caused by allergies. It works by reducing inflammation in the nose.
› Because it's used directly where the inflammation is happening, it has fewer side effects than oral steroids do and has a lower chance of causing withdrawal symptoms once the medication is stopped.
› Can be used as needed to help control symptoms in people age 13 years or older.
› Available as a generic medication.
Downsides and risks
› If you don't need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and can have extra side effects for no reason.
› Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant) can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
› Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
› The two ingredients in this medication can make you either really tired or keep you wide awake. See how it affects you before doing anything important.
› Flonase (Fluticasone) doesn't have a counter on it, so it can be hard to remember how many sprays are left (each bottle has 120 sprays).
› Needs to be primed (pressed/pumped until a fine spray appears) up to six times prior to using it for the first time, or if you haven't used it in 2 weeks.
› Since the medicine in Flonase (Fluticasone) is a steroid, it can slow down your healing process if you've hurt your nose or had nose surgery.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Brompheniramine (the antihistamine ingredient in Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
› While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
› Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
› Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
› Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than recommended on the package.
› You need to show an ID to buy Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
› It can take several days for Flonase (Fluticasone) to start working fully.
› Don't take more of it than was prescribed for you.
› Blow your nose before using Flonase (Fluticasone).
› Can cause thrush (a fungal infection) inside the nose and throat.
› Can also cause a headache, sore throat, or nosebleeds.