Atrovent Nasal Spray vs. Flonase

Are Atrovent Nasal Spray and Flonase the Same Thing?

Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) and Flonase (fluticasone) are used for the control of symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

Atrovent Nasal Spray and Flonase belong to different drug classes. Atrovent Nasal Spray is an anticholinergic and Flonase is a corticosteroid.

Side effects of Atrovent Nasal Spray and Flonase that are similar include headache, sore throat, nosebleeds, or nausea.

Side effects of Atrovent Nasal Spray that are different from Flonase include dry nose, dry mouth or throat, nasal irritation, bad taste in mouth, dizziness, constipation, or blurred vision.

Side effects of Flonase that are different from Atrovent Nasal Spray include back pain, sneezing, cough, vomiting, menstrual problems, loss of interest in sex, sinus pain, and sores or white patches inside mouth or around your nose.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Atrovent Nasal Spray?

Common side effects of Atrovent Nasal Spray include:

  • headache,
  • dry nose,
  • dry mouth or throat,
  • nasal or throat irritation,
  • nosebleeds,
  • bad taste in mouth,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • constipation, or
  • blurred vision.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flonase?

Common side effects of Flonase include:

  • headache,
  • back pain,
  • sore throat,
  • sneezing,
  • cough,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • menstrual problems,
  • loss of interest in sex,
  • nosebleeds,
  • sinus pain, and
  • sores or white patches inside mouth or around your nose.

What Is Atrovent Nasal Spray?

Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) Nasal Spray is an anticholinergic agent indicated for the symptomatic relief of rhinorrhea (runny nose) associated with allergic and nonallergic perennial rhinitis in adults and children age 6 years and older.

What Is Flonase?

Flonase (fluticasone) is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs and is prescribed for the control of symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

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What Drugs Interact With Atrovent Nasal Spray?

Atrovent Nasal Spray may interact with atropine, belladonna, clidinium, dicyclomine, glycopyrrolate, hyoscyamine, mepenzolate, methantheline, methscopolamine, propantheline, or scopolamine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Atrovent nasal spray should only be used by pregnant women if clearly needed. It is not known whether Atrovent Nasal Spray 0.06% is excreted in human milk, so caution should be exercised when Atrovent Nasal Spray 0.06% is administered to a nursing mother. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Flonase?

Drug interactions and warnings include Norvir (ritonavir) and Nizoral (ketoconazole). Taking either one of these drugs with Flonase may increase the blood concentrations of Flonase and potentially increase its side effects.

What Drugs Interact With Allegra?

This medication may interact with other drugs.

How Should Atrovent Nasal Spray Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Atrovent Nasal Spray is two sprays (42 mcg) per nostril two or three times daily (total dose 168 to 252 mcg/day). Safe use of Atrovent Nasal Spray for use by Children under 6 years of age has not been established.

How Should Flonase Be Taken?

The recommended starting dosage of Flonase in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg).

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References


FDA. Atrovent Nasal Spray Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2007/020393s007,020394s008lbl.pdf

GSK. Flonase Product Information.

https://www.flonase.com

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