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 284 132
Asthma 127 49
Allergic rhinitis 45 16
Seasonal allergy 31 18
Nasal congestion 19 16

Show all 54 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 12
Moderate 20
Mild 57
None 169

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluticasone nasal spray

Side effect Patients
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 21
Dry nose 9
Headaches 5
Sore throat 4
Bad taste in mouth 3
Dry nasal passages 3

Show all 39 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Dosage Patients
50 mcg daily 27
100 mcg daily 21
50 mcg twice daily 18
0.1 mg daily 13
0.05 mg daily 9
50mcg/puff as needed 9
0.05 mg twice daily 8
100 mcg twice daily 7
27.5 mcg daily 5
0.2 mg daily 3

See all 31 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 44
Other 30
Doctor's advice 29
Course of treatment ended 22
Side effects too severe 19
Change in health plan coverage 10
Expense 9
Personal research 6
See all 142 patients who've stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration

Currently taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Fluticasone nasal spray

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 130
Usually 86
Sometimes 28
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 180
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 128
Not specified 111

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluticasone nasal spray after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 7
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
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 5
Azelastine (Astelin) 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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21 patient evaluations for Fluticasone nasal spray

Jul 29, 2017 (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 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 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 (epistaxis)

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for 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 (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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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
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