Flonase vs Nasonex

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Fluticasone is used to relieve seasonal and year-round, allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, and sneezing. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages.Mometasone is used to prevent and treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms (such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, and sneezing). It is also used to treat certain growths in the nose (nasal polyps). Mometasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages.
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Strange Smells | 06.08.13
Stuffiness definitely decreased within 2 weeks of use, however not completely. After about 4 months of use I started smelling fumes/smoke - not all the time, but several times a day. At first, I really thought it was smoke, but after about a week I figured it out - something was wrong. I continued to smell fumes/smoke for about 3 1/2 weeks. Then, I started to smell bacon and have now smelled bacon on and off all day for about 3 weeks. I finally got into see an ENT yesterday and was advised to STOP Fluticasone immediately and saline spray as well. The ENT indicated that fluticasone has alcohol and cause extreme drying and combined with the saline wash uber extreme drying to the sinuses - he sighted ( sorry it's gross) scabs inside my nose up high near the sinus cavity ( which I can't see or feel), which indicate dryness. I will have a CT scan this week, to determine the true extent of what is going on. I have stopped fluticasone and saline spray.
JohnK | 26.06.13
This seems to have a very strong stimulant effect. I take it in the morning, but I am wide awake and reading books at 1am. This started about a week after I started Flonase to help with an inflamed ear (won't drain). My concern is not sleeping is not healthy.
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pokerchip11 | 05.05.13
I've used nasal sprays on and off for fifteen years. Most of them do have some type of side effect, but for me, it's been worth it. Much better than being terribly congested, which for me = NAUSEA, MIGRAINES, and with all of the phlegm production, CONSTIPATION. I have got to keep my sinuses clear in order to be happy. SO - Here's my opinion on Nasonex: Works great for me - I have not lost my sense of smell or taste. I do not get jittery or cold or nauseous or a headache after use. No nosebleeds or whistling. I have other issues, such as GERD, and this spray doesn't effect it (although I do take Prilosec daily). The only side effects that I experience are a redness at the nostril opening, and a slight burning sensation right after spraying. It is not a mist and therefore I tilt my head slightly forward when using it, and also "clear my throat" spit out any extra medicine (and phlegm) which drips down the back of my throat. I do not swallow it! I'm sure it COULD cause gastric problems if swallowed (just being logical). It works great, for me, and I used two sprays daily in each nostril at first, for about two weeks, and now only need one spray in each nostril daily. If you haven't tried it, it's worth a try.
elained | 18.04.13
I've been on Nasonex for over 15 years. Two years ago I was found to have a severely suppressed immune system! Immuno suppression turns out to be a KNOWN side effect of Nasonex. My Immunologist is recommending a LIFE TIME of weekly immune factor infusions that take TWO HOURS to infuse and cost $150,000 a year. CLEARLY I need to withdraw from Nasonex before embarking on any treatment. I have also lost my sense of smell, AND every place smells like some one is smoking! I only read about these side effects here today. Of course it may be that Nasonex isn't the cause of my immune deficiency. And if I stop I will certainly experience terrible congestion, especially at night. It's always something!