Daily OTC Pearl: Flonase (Fluticasone) Nasal Spray

Nonprescription fluticasone nasal spray is used to relieve symptoms of rhinitis, such as sneezing and itchy, watery eyes.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Flonase (Fluticasone) Nasal Spray

Indication: Nonprescription fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Allergy) is used to relieve symptoms of rhinitis, such as sneezing and a runny, stuffy, or itchy nose; and itchy, watery eyes caused by hay fever or other allergies (caused by an allergy to pollen, mold, dust, or pets).

Insight

  • Flonase comes in Sensimist, regular dosage, and children’s dosage.
  • Flonase nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes).
  • Flonase products relieve a wide range of symptoms, providing 24-hour relief from nasal congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing.
  • Flonase is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older.
  • The main difference with Flonase Sensimist is that its patented MistPro Technology delivers a fine mist. The alcohol-free spray is virtually no-drip and features the shortest nozzle of any allergy spray.
  • Dosing: The recommended starting dosage in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg).
  • Manufacturer: GSK

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