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
Allergies 271 125
Asthma 127 50
Allergic rhinitis 43 16
Seasonal allergy 31 18
Cystic fibrosis 18 2

Show all 56 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
11
Moderate
18
Mild
53
None
161

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone nasal spray

Side effect Patients
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 20
Dry nose 9
Headaches 5
Bad taste in mouth 3
Dry nasal passages 3
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 3

Show all 39 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Dosage Patients
50 mcg daily 24
100 mcg daily 17
50 mcg twice daily 16
0.1 mg daily 12
50mcg/puff as needed 10
0.05 mg daily 7
0.05 mg twice daily 7
27.5 mcg daily 5
100 mcg twice daily 4
55 mcg daily 3

See all 30 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 40
Other 30
Doctor's advice 29
Course of treatment ended 22
Side effects too severe 19
Change in health plan coverage 11
Expense 10
Personal research 6
See all 139 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 30
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 121
Usually 81
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 47
Not at all hard to take 171
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 11
< $25 126
Not specified 104

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone nasal spray after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 6
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) 3
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 2
Montelukast (Singulair) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azelastine (Astelin) 4
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 4
Azelastine-fluticasone (Dymista) 3
Beclomethasone nasal (Beconase AQ) 3
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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20 patient evaluations for Fluticasone nasal spray

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 16, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 14, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, sore throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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