Azelastine is generally used in treatment of runny nose due to allergies and sneezing Fluticasone propionate is generally used in treatment of allergy symptoms, asthma, oral lichen planus, severe allergic reactions and skin disorders
Application site reactions (burning
itching and redness)
How to use
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray away from the cartilage diving the two sides of your nose and toward the sides of your nostril. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat in the other nostril.
How it works
Azelastine is belongs to the category of an antihistaminic drug. It makes the condition better by treating the allergy symptoms such as such as swelling, itching, and rashes by blocking the chemical messenger (histamine) & its effects in the body. Fluticasone propionate is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is $name over the counter/OTC? No, it is available with doctorâ€™s prescription only
Q. Is Azelastine the same as Flonase? No, Azelastine is a different drug. Flonase contains the drug fluticasone
Q. Does Azelastine/Azelastine Hcl work? It works at the prescribed dose for suggested disease condition. It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Is Azelastine/Duonase/ a steroid/anticholinergic/corticosteroid/antihistamine/decongestant? It is an antihistaminic drug
Q. Is Azelastine addictive? No, it is not addictive. It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Can I take Benadryl/Zyrtec/Claritin with Azelastine? Consuming other drugs along with Azelastine can alter its effects. It is always recommended to consult your doctor if you're taking any other medications or for a change of dose.
Q. Does Azelastine cause drowsiness/nose bleeds/weight gain/raise blood pressure/make you tired/sleepy? The mentioned side effects are uncommon or rare. It is recommended to consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effcts..
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate an antibiotic/steroid/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinergic drug? Fluticasone propionate is a steroid but not an antibiotic/anti-histaminic/anti-cholinerhic/decongestant drug.It is used to treat nasal congestion (decongestant) and other symptoms caused by allergies or conditions like asthma
Q. Does it contain sulfa? It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate available over the counter? No. Fluticasone propionate is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate the same as Nasonex/Flonase? Fluticasone propionate is also available in the branded form as Flonase nasal spray
Q. Does it contain acetaminophen? However, Nasonex consists of another drug called Mometasone also used for treating nasal allergies. Acetaaminofen is a different medication
Q. What is used for? Fluticasone (in the form of inhaler) is used to treat symptoms of asthma and nasal inflammation such as coughing, wheezing, blocked nose, runny nose
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate used for cold? It is also used as topical cream to treat various skin allergies and infections. It is not used for common cold
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate with Benadryl/Sudafed/Zyrtec/ Afrin/Allegra/Mucinex? Yes. Fluticasone propionate may be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)/Zyrtec (cetrizine)/ Afrin (oxymetazoline)/Allegra (fexofenadine)/Mucinex (guaifenesin) if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Fluticasone propionate propionate cause weight gain/drowsiness/ wakefulness? Fluticasone propionate may cause weight gain since it is a steroid drug. It may cause drowsiness or wakefulness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Is Fluticasone propionate addictive? No. Fluticasone propionate is not an addictive or a controlled/banned substance
Q. Dose Fluticasone propionate cause nose bleeds? Yes. The most common and expected side-effect of Fluticasone propionate nasal spray/inhaler is nose bleeding. If your bleeding is more or does not stop, please consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Fluticasone propionate if I have high blood pressure? It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Fluticasone propionate if you have high blood pressure.
Your doctor has prescribed Azelastine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.Stop taking Azelastine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.Your doctor has prescribed Azelastine to treat a runny or stuffy nose caused by allergies (allergic rhinitis).Since it's a nasal spray, it does not expose the rest of your body to the medicine and hence gives you minimal side effects.Side effects such as nosebleeds, nasal ulceration, and bitter taste may occur after using the spray. These may not be with everyone. Inform your doctor if you have an infection,injury or ulceration in the inside of the nose as Azelastine can increase the risk of nose bleed and ulceration.Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Azelastine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.Do not drink alcohol while taking Azelastine as it may cause increased sleepiness.Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician.
Fluticasone propionate is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Fluticasone propionate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Fluticasone propionate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.Do not stop taking Fluticasone propionate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
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