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FLONASE vs. Afrin Nasal Decongestant

FLONASE Allergy Relief Nasal Sprays vs Afrin®

One common misperception when choosing a nasal allergy spray is that all nasal sprays are created equal. However, this is not true. For example, nasal sprays such as Afrin® are only decongestants, while FLONASE allergy relief nasal sprays offer more complete* relief by treating additional nasal allergy symptoms. Below, you can see how FLONASE compares to decongestant nasal sprays like Afrin® to help clear up any confusion you may have, so you can live a life greater than your allergies. 


FLONASE Allergy Relief Nasal Sprays
Afrin® Decongestant Nasal Spray

 Relieves nasal congestion

 Indicated to relieve itchy, watery eyes

 Relieves itchy nose, runny nose, and sneezing

 Available without a prescription

 Helps block 6 key allergic substances, not just 1 like oral allergy medicines**

 Provides 24-hour relief from all nasal allergy symptoms

Please see specific products for full labeling information. Use only as directed.

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*vs single-ingredient antihistamines that do not treat nasal congestion.

**Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.

Afrin is a registered trademark of Bayer.