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Frequently Asked Questions About Flonase Allergy Relief

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  • Can I use an HSA or FSA to buy Flonase?

    You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase OTC products including Flonase. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

    Source: https://www.chpa.org/Monograph_FSA_CARES.aspx

  • What are FLONASE nasal sprays and how do they work?

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    FLONASE nasal sprays are allergy relief medicines that work right in your nose to help block your allergic reaction at the source to relieve the symptoms that make you uncomfortable. FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances, including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes. Most common OTC allergy pills act only on histamine.* Because of the way it works, it may take several days for FLONASE nasal sprays to reach maximum effect. That’s why it’s best to use FLONASE nasal sprays once a day, every day, during allergy season. FLONASE nasal sprays not only relieve sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes**, but also relieve nasal congestion.

    FLONASE nasal sprays are allergy relief medicines that work right in your nose to help block your allergic reaction at the source to relieve the symptoms that make you uncomfortable.

     

    FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances, including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes. Most common OTC allergy pills act only on histamine.*

     

    Because of the way it works, it may take several days for FLONASE nasal sprays to reach maximum effect. That’s why it’s best to use FLONASE nasal sprays once a day, every day, during allergy season. FLONASE nasal sprays not only relieve sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes**, but also relieve nasal congestion.

     

    *Mechanism vs most 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.

    ** FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in Adults and Children 12 years if age and older. See product pages for full information.

  • What symptoms can FLONASE products relieve?

    FLONASE nasal sprays relieve a wide range of symptoms, providing 24-hour relief from nasal congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing.*
     

    FLONASE Headache & Allergy Relief caplets provide fast** relief for 4 to 6 hours against sinus congestion and pressure, nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing, headache, and minor aches and pains. It also relieves symptoms of hay fever like itching of the nose or throat, itchy eyes, and watery eyes. Plus, it helps clear nasal passages, and to decongest sinus openings and passages.
     

    *FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in Adults and Children 12 years if age and older. See product pages for full information.

    ** Symptom relief in 30 minutes.

  • How often do I need to take FLONASE products?

    In order to continue experiencing 24-hour symptom relief, be sure to take your FLONASE nasal spray once a day, every day, during allergy season.

    For FLONASE Headache & Allergy Relief caplets, it’s recommended that you take 2 caplets every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed more than 10 caplets in 24 hours.
     

    Use as directed.

  • What happens when you have allergies?

    Allergies start when allergens like pollen, pet dander, dust, or mold enter your body.

    When this happens, your body’s natural response is to release multiple inflammatory substances, in order to get rid of the allergens. But it’s these inflammatory substances that cause your allergy symptoms.

  • How does FLONASE SENSIMIST Allergy Relief differ from FLONASE nasal spray?

    FLONASE SENSIMIST and FLONASE Allergy Relief nasal sprays are both full prescription strength allergy medicines that provide 24-hour relief from your allergy symptoms.

     

    Unlike an antihistamine pill, which only blocks histamine, both FLONASE SENSIMIST and FLONASE Allergy Relief nasal sprays work by helping to block 6 inflammatory allergic substances.*

     

    And both work right in your nose to relieve your allergy symptoms—sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes*, and nasal congestion.

     

    The main difference with FLONASE SENSIMIST nasal spray is that its patented MistPro Technology delivers a fine gentle mist. There is virtually no-drip, it’s scent-free, features an ergonomically designed bottle with the shortest nozzle of any allergy spray, plus it’s alcohol free.

     

    FLONASE Allergy Relief nasal spray, on the other hand, has been prescribed for millions, and has built a loyal following over 20 plus years.

     

    *Mechanism vs most 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

    ** FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in Adults and Children 12 years if age and older. See product pages for full information.

  • How does Children's FLONASE SENSIMIST Allergy Relief differ from Children's FLONASE Allergy Relief nasal spray?

      Both products contain the same type of allergy medicine and work the same way to relieve allergy symptoms.

    • Both allergy relief products provide more complete allergy symptom relief.*
    • Both help block 6 key allergic substances, not just 1.**
    • Both provide 24-hour relief.
    • Both provide 60 sprays per bottle.

     

    The important difference between the two products is that Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST nasal spray offers a different sensory experience so you can pick the product you prefer for your child. The Children’s FLONASE SENSIMIST nasal spray pump is on the side of the bottle and is squeezed to produce a fine, gentle mist, that is alcohol-free, scent-free and is virtually drip-free.

     

    *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.

  • Do FLONASE products cause drowsiness?

    FLONASE nasal sprays do not cause drowsiness. However, drowsiness may occur when taking FLONASE Headache & Allergy Relief caplets.

  • Are FLONASE nasal sprays habit-forming?

    FLONASE nasal sprays are non habit-forming, and are safe to use every day as directed. FLONASE nasal sprays provide 24-hour, all-day and all-night relief from nasal congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes,* runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing.

    * FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in Adults and Children 12 years if age and older. See product pages for full information.

  • What if little or nothing sprays out?

    Try priming your bottle. It may take a few pumps to get the dispenser spraying again. If that doesn’t work, the spray nozzle may be clogged. You can clean it following the directions in the Quick Start Guide that came in the package, or by watching the video here.

  • Can I use an HSA or FSA to buy Flonase?

    You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase OTC products including Flonase. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

    Source: https://www.chpa.org/Monograph_FSA_CARES.aspx

  • What symptoms can FLONASE products relieve?

    FLONASE products relieve a wide range of symptoms, providing 24-hour relief from nasal congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing.*

    *FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in Adults and Children 12 years if age and older. See product pages for full information.

  • How long do FLONASE products provide relief from allergy symptoms?

    FLONASE nasal sprays are meant to control your symptoms every day, all-day and all-night. To help you get this 24-hour relief, it’s important to use your FLONASE product once a day, every day, during allergy season.

    FLONASE Headache & Allergy Relief can help alleviate symptoms for 4 to 6 hours.
     

    Use as directed

  • Do FLONASE products relieve symptoms of indoor as well as outdoor allergies?

    FLONASE products help relieve a broad range of symptoms from many indoor and outdoor allergens. FLONASE products help relieve symptoms caused by weed pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen, and mold spores, and also helps relieve symptoms caused by indoor allergens like pet dander, dust mites, and mold.

  • How soon can I expect FLONASE nasal spray to start working?

    Most achieve relief within 12 hours of starting their FLONASE nasal spray. But remember, it’s important to keep using it every day during allergy season as it takes three to four days before any FLONASE nasal spray builds up to full effectiveness—which means once a day allergy symptom relief.

  • How are FLONASE nasal sprays different from antihistamine pills?

    Unlike an antihistamine pill, which only blocks histamine, FLONASE nasal sprays work by helping to block 6 inflammatory allergic substances.* FLONASE nasal sprays work right in your nose to relieve your allergy symptoms. In fact, barely any of it travels through your body.

    *Mechanism vs most 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.

  • Can I use FLONASE products for colds?

    FLONASE products are only meant to treat your allergies—not your cold symptoms. If you’re not sure whether your symptoms come from allergies or a cold, ask your doctor.

  • What if I’m having severe sinus pain?

    FLONASE products are for relief from allergy-related symptoms. If you feel severe pain in your face, have thick nasal discharge, or think you may have a sinus infection, stop using your FLONASE products and contact your doctor.
     

    Your doctor may want to consider if other medicines are needed.

  • Can I share my FLONASE nasal spray?

    Because you insert the nozzle into your nose, never share any bottle of FLONASE nasal spray. Sharing the bottle can spread germs, so do the safe thing and make sure everyone who needs a FLONASE nasal spray has their own bottle.

  • Won’t I waste nasal spray by priming?

    There’s enough medicine in the spray bottle to allow for priming sprays plus the number of sprays labeled on the bottle.

    Priming your bottle is important because it helps you get a full dose. And getting a full dose is important for getting the relief you deserve.

    For more information on how to prime the pump, see the Quick Start Guide that came with your FLONASE nasal spray, or click here.
     

    And remember, always point the spray bottle away from your face when priming.

  • What if I miss a dose of my nasal spray?

    If you happen to forget your dose, don’t add an extra dose to make up for it, just take your regular dose the next day.

  • What if my symptoms aren’t better after 1 week?

    If you’ve used your FLONASE products for a week and your allergy symptoms aren’t getting better, stop use and talk to your doctor. You may have an infection.

  • Can I use FLONASE products if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

  • What if little or nothing sprays out?

    Try priming your bottle. It may take a few pumps to get the dispenser spraying again. If that doesn’t work, the spray nozzle may be clogged. You can clean it following the directions in the Quick Start Guide that came in the package, or by watching the video here.

  • Can I use FLONASE products for asthma?

    FLONASE products are not treatments for asthma. Ask your doctor what medicine to take for your asthma.

  • Can FLONASE products increase blood pressure?

    When used as directed, FLONASE products do not increase blood pressure.