Flonase side effects


Flonase side effects :
a look at Purpose, Interactions and Warnings

Flonase (Fluticasone), a corticosteroid, is used to prevent allergy symptoms, including sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffed nose.

Side effects and interactions of Flonase

If you will be using this medicine for more than a few weeks, your doctor should check your progress at regular visits.

Check with your doctor if signs of a nose, sinus, or throat infection occur or if your symptoms do not improve within 3 weeks or if your condition gets worse.

Observed side effects

Along with its needed effects, there may be unwanted Flonase side effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More Commonly Observed

Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds; cough; headache; nausea ; shortness of breath; vomiting.

Less Commonly Observed

Diarrhea; dizziness; excessive mucus; fever; general aches and pains; loss of appetite; stomach pain; weakness; runny nose.

Rarely Observed

White patches inside nose or throat.

Flonase side effects from overdose

Blindness; blurred vision; bone fractures; excess facial hair growth in females; fullness of face, neck, and trunk; high blood pressure; impotence in males ; increased thirst or urination; lack of menstrual periods; muscle wasting; weakness.

Other Flonase side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

More Commonly Observed

Burning, dryness, or other irritation inside the nose; sore throat.

Less Commonly Observed

Runny nose.

Other Flonase side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Sources : The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)


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