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Below are Flonase (Fluticasone Nasal) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 30 ratings/reviews, Flonase has an overall score of 8.33. The effectiveness score is 8.67 and the side effect score is 9.07. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Flonase review by care giver of 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   plugged up nose related to seasonal allergies
Dosage & duration:   1 puff 2X a day (dosage frequency: through nostril) for the period of continuously
Other conditions:   asthma
Other drugs taken:   albuterol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   cleared up nose
Side effects:   none
Comments:   n/a

 

Flonase review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays in each nostril (dosage frequency: as needed) for the period of still taking it
Other conditions:   Mostly sinus pressure
Other drugs taken:   Claratin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This spray clears the nasal passages to promote free breathing. I've tried over the counter remedies but they are harsh and you end up practically addicted to them. This works much the same way but is non-addictive and need only be used when symptoms hit. I have used this same product when I've had a head cold and achieved the same results. I'm pretty sure that's not what it's intended for but whenever I've got sinus pressure, I take this product.
Side effects:   I've experienced no side effects.
Comments:   Simply shake the bottle, and use 2 sprays in each nostril daily.

 

Flonase review by 50 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergy
Dosage & duration:   1 spray (dosage frequency: once per day) for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none
Side effects:   none
Comments:   daily use for three months with little to no effect

 

Flonase review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   Two sprays/day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of month
Other conditions:   Faulty Eustachean Tubes
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Thought to have allergies - not the case however FloNase works to clear the sinuses and prevent infections, works wonderfully!!
Side effects:   None at all.
Comments:   After years of trying drugs to relieve what appeared to be allergies and sinus problems, a test was done on the pressure in the ear itself revealing defective Eustachean Tubes. FloNase was prescribed along with Claritin D (as needed) to keep any symptoms away as well as prevent patient's constant symptoms and painful infections.

 

Flonase review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus allergies/infection
Dosage & duration:   50mcg (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   anxiety
Other drugs taken:   xanax
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   inhibits allergic reactions
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I used it prior to bedtime every day in order to prevent allergic reactions and sinus infections

 

Flonase review by 46 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   seasonal allergies
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays per nostril per day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduced symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Side effects:   Very infrequent mild headaches
Comments:   Benefits of drug lasted up to 3 days after discontinued.

 

Flonase review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus congestion / allergies
Dosage & duration:   1 spray / nostril / day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My dry cough and sinus infections were virtually eliminated.
Side effects:   some light nasal bleeding and a dry mouth when not taken precisely as directed. It's important not to let the medication go too far into the nasal passage so that it doesn't go down the back of the throat which will lead to dry mouth.
Comments:   When I began taking flonase I was experiencing at least annual sinus infections and waking frequently from a dry/choking cough. The coughing is a very rare occurence for me after taking flonase and I have significantly fewer sinus infections.

 

Flonase review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nasal polyps
Dosage & duration:   50 mcg per spray (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   sinusitis
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The fluticasone propionate shrinks the polyps when used as directed. The smaller the polyps the better one can breath; also the irritation from the polyps is reduced.
Side effects:   I experienced blood when I would blow my nose and dryness in the nasal cavities. I also experienced palpitations, which are not a listed side effect. This was the only medication I was on and when I stopped using it the palpitations abated.
Comments:   Fluticasone propionate is useful for shrinking and maintaining a smaller size of polyp when used regularly. One must stay on the spray though to maintain an improvement. It is an alternative to surgery.

 

Flonase review by 30 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus allergy
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays daily (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Relief for my nasal clogging and breaht normally. Works great!
Side effects:   I've experienced no side effects, although there was some mild headache during the first day of use- this could have been due to other reasons.
Comments:   Moved to a new area with a lot of trees / greenry and experiecing temporary allergies while there. got prescribed flonase with dosage described above, and felt much better.

 

Flonase review by 42 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Nasal Allergies
Dosage & duration:   200 mcg daily (50 mcg each spray) (dosage frequency: once daily, 2 sprays in each nostril) for the period of as needed, 2 weekes on - 1 week off
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This drug reduced inflammation in the nasal passages, successfully treated hay-fever type symptoms, and also helped with hoarseness probably due to the fact that it cleared up post nasal drip. I like to sing and I found I could sing longer without getting hoarse.
Side effects:   I experienced no side effects, but I was careful not to use this drug continuously over a long period of time, just in case. Generally I would start using it when symptoms were bad, stay on it for 2 to 3 weeks, then ease off.
Comments:   2 sprays in each nostril once per day. It takes about 36 hours to notice a beneficial effect. Once my allergies were cleared up I could cut the dose in half and stay allergy free.

 

Flonase review by 42 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   200 mcg per day (dosage frequency: once daily, 2 sprays in each nostril) for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It cleared up my nasal allergies, opened up my nasal passages and stopped post nasal drip.
Side effects:   There were no side effects, but I was careful not to take it continuously for too long of a period of time, just in case.
Comments:   I would do 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. It would take about 36 hours to start feeling the benefit and about 3 days to get the full benefit.

 

Flonase review by 40 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Nasal Allergies
Dosage & duration:   200 mcg daily (dosage frequency: 2 sprays in each nostril once daily) for the period of on and off for about a month at a time
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It cleared up my nasal allergies, my stuffy nose, post nasal drip and as an added benefit it also helped prevent getting hoarse.
Side effects:   There were no side effects, but I was careful to only use it when needed and not to use it for more than 1 month at a time.
Comments:   I would use as directed for the first few weeks, then cut the dose in half for maintenance. It take about a day and a half to start working and about 3 days to work fully.

 

Flonase review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus congestion
Dosage & duration:   50 mcg (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of nasal spray
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I used it for six months and it worked like a charm. Got through colds with out descending into sinus infections( the usual result). Then it stopped working! It has never worked again. How sad. Doctors had addicted me to nosespray in high school The only other time I was symptom dree was when I was nursing. This seemed like a godsend. I wished it still worked'
Side effects:   There were no side effects short of a slight tingling in the nose when using it.
Comments:   I had one spray per nostril bedore bed. It kept my nose clear all night.

 

Flonase review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nasal allergy
Dosage & duration:   2 pumps per day (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   For many years, every Spring I would get very troublesome nasal allergy symptoms--tingling,burning, itching, sneezing, etc. After a few days, these symptoms went away. It really surprised me because I had tried many other medicines that didn't work, that also caused severe drowsiness and dry-mouth. Some years my symptoms were so bad that I couldn't go out to a restaurant or movie because I was sneezing so much. Taking this medicine gave me my life back!
Side effects:   I experienced no side effects at all from this nasal spray. This was great because I had significant side effects from all the pills I had ever tried for my hay fever/nasal allergies (dry mouth and drowsiness).
Comments:   One or two squirts of the spray into each nostril once a day during allergy season.

 

Flonase review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Congestion
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays each nostril (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of one week
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have rhinitis almost all year long. Usually it gets worse in the cold season. I have tried many other medicines, but they either have too much side effect, or donít work for me at all. This nasal spray clears the congestion in 10 minutes, doesn't last for the whole night, but the pretty pleasant smell make me feel good.
Side effects:   as any other drugs that suppress the immune system, I believe the fluticasone Propionate nasal spray is also make people more susceptible to infections than health individuals. But I guess if the congestion is so bad that one cannot get a quality sleep, it does more harm than the side effect of the nasal spray.
Comments:   I started using it right before last Christmas, hoping to get better before the holiday. It cleared the congestion for the a few hour after the first time I used it. I keep using it twice a day. for about five days and my nose became much less stuffy and less runny. I didn't completely treat my rhinitis, but I could sleep better. I am happy with the result.

 

Flonase review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic sinus infection (long term), post nasal dr
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays per day (dosage frequency: once daily) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   deviated nasal septum on both sides
Other drugs taken:   singular
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have had a cough for 15 years I related to allergies, plus post nasal drip that kept me up at night coughing. Had sinus infections every year and then twice a year, went to dr and would be on antibiotics for 10 days or so and get better. Well I finally went to a specialist and all the previous years I thought I was better, I was not. My sinus were so infected he said I had a chronic sinus infection which was probably 4 years old. He treated me for months with antibiotics and still could not clear up infection. Sent me to Ear, nose , throat dr. and he wanted to do surgery right away. That was 2 months ago. After using the Flonase in combination with singular I have not had any problems. Post nasal drip gone!!! which is a huge blessing. Wish I had this nasal spray 10 years ago.
Side effects:   When I was using 2 sprays each morning I did have nose bleeds. Since I reduced it to one spray each side no more bleeds.
Comments:   I use every morning at the same time along with the Singular.

 

Flonase review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays per nostril per day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of ongoing - about 3 years so far
Other conditions:   NA
Other drugs taken:   sprionolactone, levothyroxine, wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had tried several allergy medicines, but had the side effects of extremely dry eyes - so dry that I blinked constantly and my eyes felt achy. Flonase has controlled my allergies fairly well without the dry eye side effects. I still have drainage (which I have always had), but it isn't too bad and I don't get sinus infections or pain too often. I have been happy with it.
Side effects:   None.
Comments:   I have recently started using a Netti-Pot in hopes of being able to stop using Flonase daily. I have not yet weened myself from Flonase.

 

Flonase review by 51 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   200 mcg/day (dosage frequency: once daily) for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Clariton
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Decreased sensitivity to Ragweed pollens during Fall season.
Side effects:   With extended use I was prone to ulcers in the nasal cavities.
Comments:   Treatment was started one week prior to beginning of Ragweed season and continued at full dosage till one week past peak season. Dosage was then decreased by 50% till end of season.

 

Flonase review by 25 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Chronic Sinusitis
Dosage & duration:   50mcg (dosage frequency: 1-2 sprays each nostril daily) for the period of 2 months and going
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The medication is much cheaper than the other prescription medications like it and works very well.
Side effects:   None that I have noticed, but if I skip a day or two I experience mild congestion.
Comments:   I had chronic sinus infections due to inflammation and allergies. This medication has worked pretty good and is an alternatice to sinus surgery. If your doctor prescribes a more expensive form of this drug(Nasacort AQ), ask them to let you try Flonase first. It worked for me.

 

Flonase review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies, sinus congestion
Dosage & duration:   one spray in each nostril (dosage frequency: once per day) for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   underactive thyroid
Other drugs taken:   synthroid, zocor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped with sinus congestion and sneezing, and allowed me to be able to breathe better throught the night and wake up less stuffy.
Side effects:   Mild sinus headache at times depending on how bad my allergies were.
Comments:   This nasal spray helped me control my allergies and sinus problems for the time I was taking it, however as soon as I stopped taking it all of my symptoms came back immediately. I don't think this drug is a "quick fix" that you can use for a few days and then stop...I think it is something you have to take continuously to get the full benefits.

 

Flonase review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays each nostril (dosage frequency: 1 daily) for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   zyrtec - over the counter antihistimine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   significant supression of allergy symptoms with the exception of the eyes.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   In a very allergenic location the previous week I had suffered very bad allergies, watery, itchy eyes, itchy face and inner ears, intense bouts of sneezing, running sinuses. With the combination of flonase and zyrtec the symptoms were eliminated with the exception of watery eyes.

 

Flonase review by 42 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic sinus infections
Dosage & duration:   50 mcg (dosage frequency: 2 sprays, each nostril, 1 time a day) for the period of continuous
Other conditions:   Broken nose 2x; rhinoplasty reconstruction
Other drugs taken:   hypertensive medication, OTC vitamins
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have had 1-2 sinus infections anually, compared to one every 4-6 weeks prior. I had sinus surgery, THE MOST PAINFUL EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE, some 20 years ago. I cannot recall the last infection I have had since beginning this treatment.
Side effects:   I have no noticiable side effects
Comments:   2 sprays in each nostril, once daily

 

Flonase review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   eustachian tube pain
Dosage & duration:   2 sprays in each (dosage frequency: 1 spray 2-3 times a day in each) for the period of 3 months off an on so far
Other conditions:   minor allergies
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i have had eustachian tube pain in my neck for about 2 years most days, and almost everyday this last year. this is the only thing that has ever worked to relieve the pain, and as a benefit it helped with some mild allergies. LOVE IT
Side effects:   full doses would make my heart race, so i use typically just 1 spray in each nostril a couple times a day, and more if i havent taken it in a while, and all of a sudden the pain sets back in unbearably.
Comments:   summary is above

 

Flonase review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   running nose
Dosage & duration:   1 spay daily (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   no
Other drugs taken:   no
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Less running nose.It worked as soon as you used it. Working much better than the OTC saline nasal spray I tried. No side effects noted so far.
Side effects:   none noted yet.
Comments:   Got the nasal spray for running nose, probably due to allergy or cold weather. It has worked pretty well. Much better than OTC nasal apray.

 

Flonase review by 20 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Alergies
Dosage & duration:   two sprays in each nostril (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of from 2007 - present
Other conditions:   Asthma
Other drugs taken:   Zyrtec
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Not only was my nose cleared up almost immediately, my allergies weren't as harsh. my Step father is a MD and he prescribes this to all of his patients. I love this stuff. The only bad part was that for the first minute or so after spraying it everything smelled very bad.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   Two puffs in each nostril twice a day.

 

Flonase review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Nasal Polyps
Dosage & duration:   400mg taken 3 drops each nostril per day for the period of 1 month so far
Other conditions:   anxiety
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Treatment began to work after 3 days. I had not been able to smell for 10 years and my smell is now restored.
Side effects:   increased anxiety maybe not due to Flonase, as I suffer with anxiety any way.
Comments:   I tried the drops as my nasal polyps were so big that i was suffering frequent sinus infection. I was advised to take the drops for 4-6 weeks before i may see improvement. The drops worked after 3 days, the nasal polyps shrunk I could breathe with my mouth closed and I could smell and taste again. I am delighted.

 

Flonase review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nasal congestion from allergies
Dosage & duration:   1-2 sprays in each nostril once a day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up nasal passages pretty well. Was about as effective as pseudophedrine, but longer lasting.
Side effects:   Acne
Comments:   I was prescribed generic Flonase about 6 months ago for nasal congestion due to allergies. I've always had some sporadic adult acne flair ups from time to time, but it got much worse after I started using this nasal spray. I even started getting some pimples on my chest which I never had before. I didn't know the Flonase was the cause until recently when I was looking up information on acne treatments online. I came across something that said steroids could cause acne, so I looked up the side effects of Flonase and sure enough acne was listed. I stopped using Flonase a week and a half ago and the acne is completely gone!

 

Flonase review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   runny nose/ allergies
Dosage & duration:   one squirt in each nostril (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   cough, sneezing
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The runny nose would stop about 30 minutes after I used flonase, but would return again within hours after taking the medication. It definitely cleared my sinuses, but sometimes left my nose feeling dry. Probably better as a sinus clearer than at alleviating all allergy symptoms.
Side effects:   There were no treatment side effects.
Comments:   Treatment only involved twice a day use, squirting the liquid up each nostril. Not inconvenient at all.

 

Flonase review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   once a day nasal spray (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 90 daus
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I suffered with terrible allergies, itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and cough. Using Flonase stopped all allergy symptoms within just a few days.
Side effects:   When you spray it in your nostrils your mouth will have a horrid taste, but does not last long.
Comments:   Once a day nasal spray, spray once in each nostril. It is very easy to use and works vey well.

 

Flonase review by 20 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   50 mcg twice per nostril (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Effective inrelieving runny or clogged nose due to allergies, stops itchy,swelling and watering eyes.
Side effects:   Only lasted for 8 hours max, I was given specific instructions not to use more than once a day, so I still had to rely on over-the-counter pills after the 8 hours were up. Caused asthma in cold, dry weather and a very, very scratchy throat, as in physically having to scratch at my throat to relieve it. Worsened a pre-existing eczema condition.
Comments:   Used 2 pumps per nostril, once a day to relieve everyday allergies.
 


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