Flonase (Fluticasone Propionate)
Flonase is a medicine used to treat nasal symptoms (such as stuffy and runny nose, itching, or sneezing) of seasonal or year-round allergies, as well as non-allergic nasal symptoms. Flonase is available as a nasal spray.
Flonase is for use in your nose only.
Flonase can cause infections in your nose and throat, form a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impair wound healing. Do not use Flonase if you have a sore in your nose, have had nasal surgery, or a recent nasal injury until healing has occurred.
Cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens), glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), or other eye problems can occur while you are using Flonase. Tell your doctor if you experience a change in your vision.
If you use Flonase, you can have a higher risk of getting an infection. Do not expose yourself to chickenpox or measles while you are using Flonase. This can be very serious and even fatal in children and adults who have not had chickenpox or measles.
Use Flonase with caution if you have active or inactive tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs), or untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.
Flonase can cause slowed or delayed growth in children. Check your child’s growth regularly during treatment with Flonase.
A decrease in nasal symptoms may occur 12 hours after starting treatment with Flonase. The full benefit of Flonase may not be achieved until you have used it for several days. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within that time, or if your condition worsens.