Flonase, also known as fluticasone, is part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids and is intended to relieve symptoms that are related to seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms. Flonase may also help reduce non-allergy nasal symptoms.
Chemical structure of Flonase (fluticasone)
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Flonase is an OTC nasal spray which is intended to relieve symptoms related to various types of allergies such as a seasonal allergy like hay fever. Children’s Flonase is available for children between the ages of 4 and 11 while the adult Flonase is for individuals who are 12 years old and up.
Although Flonase cannot treat or cure allergies, it can temporarily reduce symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, and other upper respiratory allergy symptoms.
Dosage and Strength Options
Flonase is only available as a nasal spray and each dose, either child or adult formula, is 50 mcg.
For children ages 4 to 11, the recommended and maximum dosage is one spray in each nostril once a day. Since Flonase may affect a child’s growth while using the product, an appointment should be made with a doctor if a child needs to use Flonase more than two months out of a year.
Flonase users 12 years and up can use two sprays (or doses) in each nostril once a day for one week. For the second week and up to six months, the recommended dose is one or two sprays in each nostril once a day (or as needed for symptoms).
If users in the age range still require Flonase after six months, an appointment should be made with a doctor before continuing to use the nasal spray.
Side effects of taking Flonase can vary among users. Even though it’s an OTC product, you should always talk with your doctor if you have concerns or are experiencing something out of the ordinary when taking Flonase.
Here are some common side effects among Flonase users of all ages:
Other side effects, which are less frequent, may include but are not limited to:
While Flonase is an OTC product, you should talk to your doctor if you take any medications, including herbal supplements or other OTC products, before taking Flonase. Avoid using Flonase if you use the following:
Anyone who takes any of the medications (listed above) should avoid using Flonase, especially not without consulting a doctor. Due to lack of sufficient evidence about how fluticasone affects pregnant women, they should avoid the drug.
You should also consult your doctor before using Flonase if you have a history of allergies, are allergic to fluticasone, or have other types of allergies besides ocular or nasal. Nose issues, such as surgery, infections such as tuberculosis and herpes, and eye problems, such as glaucoma, may not make you an ideal candidate for Flonase.
If symptoms worsen while taking Flonase, make an appointment with your doctor.
For optimal effectiveness, store Flonase at room temperature or between 39ºF to 86º F (4ºC to 30º C) and avoid excessive heat or moisture. Follow the packaging for details on the expiration date and avoid using Flonase after the expiration date is passed.
Flonase is available in its generic form, fluticasone propionate. Here are some similar drugs that are in the class of corticosteroids and may treat some of the same symptoms. If you have any questions, ask a pharmacist or your doctor: