Be greater than your allergies
CHOOSING THE BEST ALLERGY TREATMENT FOR YOUR SYMPTOMS
FLONASE® vs NASACORT®
Spring allergy season is almost upon us. How are you going to deal with your nasal allergy symptoms this year?
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 most 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® 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® can provide you with ocular symptom relief you need to be greater than your allergies.
SEE HOW FLONASE® COMPARES
|.||Contains the #1 most prescribed allergy medicine**|
|.||Indicated to relieve itchy, watery eyes|
|.||Relieves nasal allergy symptoms||.|
|.||Offers more complete relief than antihistamine||.|
|.||Available without a prescription||.|
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 May, 2014
Nasacort® 24 Hour is a registered trademark of Chattem, Inc.
1. AAFP. Allergies: Controlling Your Symptoms. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p620.html. Accessed August 15, 2017.
2. AAFA. Rhinitis and Sinusitis. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=239. Accessed August 15, 2017.
3. WAO. Disease Summaries. Allergy Management. http://www.worldallergy.org/public/allergic_diseases_center/allergymanagement.php#corticosteroids. Accessed August 15, 2017.