Flonase

(Fluticasone)

3.7/ 5 average rating with 890 reviewsforFlonase
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Relieves allergy symptoms.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Flonase
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluticasone)
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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.

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How it works

Flonase (Fluticasone) is a nasal steroid. It works directly in your nose to reduce swelling and inflammation caused by allergies.

Quick facts about Flonase
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluticasone)

Dosage forms

  • Nasal spray
People’s experience with Flonase

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What to expect when you take Flonase (Fluticasone) for Nasal decongestant

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Side effect rates for Flonase (Fluticasone)

Risks and Warnings for Flonase (Fluticasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Switching from oral or injectable steroids to inhaled, especially if used long term
    • Using other inhaled steroids with Flonase (Fluticasone)

    Switching from oral or injectable steroids to inhaled, especially if used for an extended amount of time, can cause withdrawal symptoms, including joint or muscle pain, lack of energy and depression. This can be worsened if you are under stress or if the change in steroid dose happens too quickly. Your doctor will work with you if this is a concern.

Common concerns from people taking Flonase (Fluticasone)

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  • Reviewed Flonaseon 2/21/2017Steroids come with price. Not worth taking ever if unnecessary. I am getting nosebleed, dryness and scraped feeling inside the nostrils after the second use, my husband almost lost his vision because of the condition triggered by steroids he had no clue he has.
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    Woman
    Seasonal allergies
Pain
  • Long-term use of Flonase (Fluticasone) can increase your chances of getting thrush in the nose and throat. Your doctor will check your nose and throat if you have to be on this medication for a long time. Also, tell your doctor if you notice pain in the nose and throat with redness and white patches.