What is Fluticasone nasal spray?

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Fluticasone nasal is a intranasal corticosteroid spray that is used for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 134 51
Allergic rhinitis 60 19
Seasonal allergy 42 20
Nasal congestion 19 17
Cystic fibrosis 18 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 12
Moderate 19
Mild 57
None 182

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone nasal spray

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 20
Headaches 4
Bad taste in mouth 3
Dry nasal passages 3
Nausea 3
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 3

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Dosage Patients Percentage
100 mcg daily 19
50 mcg daily 14
50 mcg twice daily 14
0.1 mg daily 11
0.05 mg daily 7
100 mcg twice daily 7
50mcg/puff as needed 7
0.05 mg twice daily 4
200 mcg daily 4
27.5 mcg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 44
Doctor's advice 28
Other 28
Course of treatment ended 21
Side effects too severe 19
Expense 9
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 6
See all 138 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 29
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 138
Usually 86
Sometimes 31
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 59
Not at all hard to take 187
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 9
< $25 130
Not specified 123

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone nasal spray after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 7
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) 4
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 2
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 5
Azelastine (Astelin) 4
Azelastine-fluticasone (Dymista) 3
Beclomethasone nasal (Beconase AQ) 3
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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20 patient evaluations for Fluticasone nasal spray

Jul 29, 2017 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: it continues to help with nose but not with sinus congestion.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is still effective for nose clearance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: it does help with stuffiness, so i do still take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

May 27, 2012 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nosebleeds (epistaxis))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Flonase nasal spray is only effective for stuffiness within the nose itself, it does nothing for any sinus congestion you have and even one additional squirt of it always gives me a nose bleed the next day. I'm happy the Astelin nasal spray provides very effective sinus congestion relief and the generic (Azelastine HCI) is as effective as the brand name drug.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Apr 13, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched back to my prescribed dosage, because my sinuses are better, with the result that there is no more bleeding.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Apr 8, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nosebleeds (epistaxis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Today's bleed lasted about 10 minutes and it was more blood than I've ever had bleed previously.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nosebleeds (epistaxis))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: My nose only bleeds when I exceed the recommended dosage and it seems to be coming from the sinuses, not from the nose tissue.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: The bleeding occurs with the first nose blowing or when I clean out my sinuses first.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

Nov 7, 2008 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: My sinus are immediately open, breathing is much easier.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: nosebleeds (epistaxis)

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Nov 21, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus congestion)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.2 mg Daily

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