CHOOSING THE RIGHT ALLERGY TREATMENT FOR YOUR SYMPTOMS.
FLONASE® Allergy Relief vs Nasacort®
Experts say that over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory nasal sprays—such as FLONASE® Allergy Relief or Nasacort® 24 Hour—are the most effective form of nasal allergy relief.1 But how do you know which OTC nasal spray is right for you? Here’s a look at how these nasal sprays work and what sets them apart.
WHY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY NASAL SPRAYS PROVIDE MORE EFFECTIVE RELIEF
For years, the go-to choice for allergy relief was an antihistamine, usually in the form of a pill. But antihistamines only block histamine, which is just one of the many allergic substances your immune system releases when you’re exposed to an allergen.*2
An OTC allergy nasal spray that’s formulated with corticosteroids—a type of medicine approved by the FDA to treat nasal allergy symptoms—provides more complete relief of total nasal symptoms than an antihistamine.3
Nasal sprays with corticosteroids block a variety of allergic substances. For example, FLONASE® acts to block 6 of these allergic substances, including histamine, to treat your symptoms.*
FLONASE® TREATS MULTIPLE SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING ITCHY, WATERY EYES
Both FLONASE® and Nasacort® 24 Hour nasal spray are OTC corticosteroid nasal sprays that relieve nasal allergy symptoms, including congestion. FLONASE® Allergy Relief, however, contains what—until going over-the-counter—has been the #1-prescribed allergy medicine by doctors.** Plus, FLONASE® Allergy Relief was the first OTC nasal allergy spray indicated to provide 24-hour relief of both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms. So, if itchy, watery eyes are a problem for you during spring allergy season, FLONASE® Allergy Relief can provide you with the ocular symptom relief you need to be greater than your allergies.
SEE HOW FLONASE® COMPARES
|.||Contains the #1 most prescribed
|.||Indicated to relieve itchy, watery eyes|
|.||Relieves nasal allergy symptoms||.|
|.||Offers more complete relief
than an antihistamine†
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Please see specific products for full labeling information. Use only as directed.
*Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
**Based on IMS Health Monthly TRx Allergy Market. 12-month period ending April 2016.
†vs single-ingredient antihistamines that do not treat nasal congestion.
Nasacort® Allergy 24 Hour is a registered trademark of Chattem, Inc.
- AAFP. Allergies: Controlling Your Symptoms. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p620.html. Accessed Aug 17, 2017.
- AAFA. Rhinitis and Sinusitis. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=239. Accessed Aug 17, 2017.
- NCBI. Intranasal corticosteroids versus oral H1 receptor antagonists in allergic rhinitis: systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC28740/. Accessed Aug 17, 2017.