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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

I use the sensimist, I find the regular drips down my throat and can cause me reflux at times

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Flonase Spray, Suspension Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dryness Of The Nose
  • Headache
  • Nasal Passage Irritation
  • Nosebleed
  • Throat Irritation
INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Lesion Inside The Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Dizziness
  • Hives

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Crusting Inside The Nose
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fever
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Nausea
  • Nose Pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Taste Impairment
  • Vomiting
RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • A Nasal Fungal Infection Due To Candida
  • A Reduction In The Body's Resistance To Infection
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Throat Infection Due To Candida Fungus
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Contact Dermatitis, A Type Of Skin Rash That Occurs From Contact With An Offending Substance
  • Decreased Function Of The Adrenal Gland
  • Glaucoma, An Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Perforation Of The Wall That Divides The Nose
  • Wheezing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Blurred Vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Eye
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Pink Eye
  • Stomach Cramps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,889
Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Flonase was prescribed for me a few years ago.  It gave me headaches, so I stopped using it.

 

It was then prescribed again a few weeks ago.  It didn't help my post-nasal drip problem at all, and made my sore throat much, much worse..  The ENT told me that it can irritate a sore throat.  I rarely have problems with meds, so clearly flonase is not right for me.

 

It didn't make me drowsy, though, even though I used it in combination with other meds that can cause drowsiness.  But everyone reacts differently to medication.

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Posts: 7,694
Registered: ‎03-17-2010

My DH uses Flonase, both the pills and the spray and has (as needed) for years.  With the pills he experiences what we call a lowering of his mood.  Not as happy as he normally is, not as engaged as normal so he only uses it when really necessary.  He uses the spray far more often and finds it effective with little to no side effects.  His sinuses are ruined from flying across country so much for work.....  

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