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July 8, 2021 Read Time - 4 minutes

What is FLONASE and How Does FLONASE Work?

FLONASE is a medication that offers allergy relief for uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing and an itchy nose. You apply it directly into your nose to block an allergic reaction.

FLONASE contains an anti-allergy ingredient called fluticasone propionate. FLONASE nasal spray is used to relieve nose and eye-related allergy symptoms. 

FLONASE incorporates several inflammatory substances to fight allergy symptoms, including:

  • Cytokines
  • Histamines
  • Tryptases
  • Prostaglandin D2
  • Chemokines
  • Leukotrienes

Read on to learn more about FLONASE and how to get it online.

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FLONASE for Allergies: What Does FLONASE Do?

Nonprescription FLONASE nasal spray helps to alleviate the discomfort of daytime and nighttime symptoms  by blocking the release of natural substances that cause allergy symptoms. FLONASE provides 24-hour relief of the following allergy symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes

Although FLONASE is an effective treatment for allergy symptoms, it’s not for everyone. Signs that you should stop taking FLONASE to treat allergy symptoms include:

  • Thick nasal discharge
  • Pain in your face or in your ears
  • Signs of infection like sinus infection

If you experience any of the abovementioned symptoms, stop taking FLONASE and see your doctor to discuss your options for other appropriate medications.

How to Use FLONASE

FLONASE nasal spray is available as a prescription and nonprescription liquid nasal spray. When used to treat seasonal allergies or nonallergic rhinitis, FLONASE nasal spray is typically sprayed in each nostril once daily. Always take FLONASE as recommended by your doctor.

Before using FLONASE for the first time, you must prime the nasal spray by pressing down fully on the top of the pump until a fine spray comes out. “Prime the spray if it has not been used for more than 7 days (fluticasone propionate) or 30 days (Veramyst®) or if the cap has been left off the bottle for 5 days or longer. Shake the medicine well before each use,” according to Mayo Clinic.

Should You Take FLONASE at Night or in the Morning?

Because your daily dose of FLONASE nasal spray provides 24-hour relief from allergy symptoms, it does not matter whether you take FLONASE at night or in the morning.

How Quickly Does FLONASE Work?

FLONASE may provide relief after the first day of starting the medication. It should take full effect within 3–4 days with regular use once a day. 

During allergy season, it is recommended to use FLONASE once a day every day to help relieve your allergy symptoms.

FLONASE Side Effects 

Most side effects of FLONASE are mild. The most common side effects of FLONASE include:

  • Sore throat
  • Tightness of the chest
  • Sinus pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Muscle aches

You may have an adverse drug interaction with FLONASE if you are currently on Norvir or Nizoral. You can also experience increased side effects when taking either of these drugs with FLONASE.

In some cases, FLONASE is associated with allergic reaction symptoms such as:

  • Skin rash
  • Facial swelling
  • Itching
  • Swallowing difficulty

If you experience any of these more serious symptoms, stop taking FLONASE and call your doctor immediately.

What is the Recommended FLONASE Dosage?

For adults, the recommended starting dosage of FLONASE is two sprays in each nostril once a day. Consult your doctor to discuss a pediatric dosage of FLONASE.

Can You Get FLONASE Online?

Yes, you can get FLONASE online by booking an appointment with an online healthcare professional at a telehealth site like PlushCare.com.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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How to Get a FLONASE Prescription Online

After you book an appointment, you will meet with your doctor via video chat or phone call. During your appointment, you’ll discuss with your doctor your medical history and current allergy symptoms. 

Your doctor will carefully consider your situation and offer you treatment which may include a prescription to alleviate your allergy symptoms such as FLONASE. You can pick up your prescription at a pharmacy located near you.

PlushCare also offers allergy testing. Click here for more information.

Read More About Allergies


Medications are prescribed at the sole discretion of a PlushCare physician. Prescriptions for non-controlled substances can only be written after a medical evaluation. Scheduling an appointment does not guarantee that a medication can or will be prescribed.


Sources:

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U.S. National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus. Fluticasone Nasal Spray. Accessed on April 16, 2021 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a695002.html#:~:text=Nonprescription%20fluticasone%20nasal%20spray%20(Flonase,%2C%20dust%2C%20or%20pets)

National Library of Medicine. Fluticasone. Accessed on April 16, 2021 at https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Fluticasone 

National Library of Medicine. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Preventive treatment of intranasal fluticasone propionate reduces cytokine mRNA expressing cells before and during a single nasal allergen provocation. Accessed on April 23, 2021 at
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10998026/

U.S. National Library of Medicine. Journal of asthma and allergy. Seasonal allergic rhinitis: fluticasone propionate and fluticasone furoate therapy evaluated. Accessed on April 23, 2021 at
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047910/

U.S. National Library of Medicine. DailyMed. Flonase Allergy Relief. Accessed on April 23, 2021 at
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b6134ba0-b70a-4eac-9a82-cef64b242c1d

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