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Flonase vs. Nasonex

Are Flonase and Nasonex the Same Thing?

Flonase (fluticasone nasal spray) and Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) are corticosteroid nasal sprays used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.

Nasonex Nasal Spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

A difference is Flonase is available over-the-counter (OTC) and Nasonex is available by prescription only. Both drugs are available in generic form.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flonase?

Common side effects of Flonase include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nasonex?

Common side effects of Nasonex include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Nasonex Nasal Spray including pain or sores in your nose, white patches in your nose or mouth, or painful swallowing/trouble swallowing.

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.

What is Nasonex?

Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray is a steroid used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Nasonex Nasal Spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

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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 Nasonex?

This medication may interact with other drugs.

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).

How Should Nasonex Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Nasonex for adults and children 12 years and older for treatment or prevention of the nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic and perennial allergic rhinitis, or nasal congestion associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis is 2 sprays in each nostril once daily (total daily dose of 200 mcg). The pediatric dose for children 2-11 years is one spray in each nostril once daily (100 mcg). To treat nasal polyps in adults, the dose is 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily (400 mcg). Two sprays in each nostril once daily (200 mcg) is effective in some patients.

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References


GSK. Flonase Product Information.

https://www.flonase.com

Merck. Nasonex Product Information.

https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/n/nasonex/nasonex_pi.pdf

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