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.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 247 123
Asthma 127 49
Allergic Rhinitis 29 10
Sinusitis symptoms 29 19
Seasonal Allergy 28 17
Seasonal allergy symptoms 22 6

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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
Severe 12
Moderate 20
Mild 46
None 160

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone nasal spray

Side effect Patients
Nosebleeds 18
Dry nose 9
Headaches 4
Bad taste in mouth 3
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 3
Sore throat 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Dosage Patients
0.1 mg daily 17
50 mcg daily 17
0.05 mg daily 16
50 mcg twice daily 15
100 mcg daily 11
0.05 mg twice daily 9
50mcg/puff as needed 7
27.5 mcg daily 5
55 mcg daily 5
100 mcg twice daily 4

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Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 36
Doctor's advice 28
Other 28
Course of treatment ended 20
Side effects too severe 18
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 9
Personal research 6
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Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
1 - 6 months 29
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 117
Usually 78
Sometimes 31
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 169
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 133
Not specified 86

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone nasal spray after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 5
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) 3
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Montelukast (Singulair) 2
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 1

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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

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22 patient evaluations for Fluticasone nasal spray

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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Mar 25, 2016 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nasal congestion)
  • 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

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Nasal congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • 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

May 27, 2012 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nosebleeds)
  • 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

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

Apr 8, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nosebleeds)
  • 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

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nosebleeds)
  • 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

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

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

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fibrosunshine
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fibrosunshine
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F53y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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daiseyblue
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daiseyblue
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 14 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Jul 7, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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