Flonase and Alcohol
Flonase generic name fluticasone is a nasal spray which contains corticosteroid fluticasone which prevents the release of substances in the body that result in inflammation. It is used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing and runny nose caused by allergies. It may also be used for other reasons.
It is suggested only moderate consumption of alcohol while using this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not give this drug to anyone younger than four years old.
Before using Flonase advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug or any other drug or substance, if you have glaucoma or cataracts, liver disease, herpes simplex of the eyes, tuberculosis or any other infection or illness, sores or ulcers inside your nose or if had a recent nose injury or surgery, if you are pregnant, intend to become so or are breast feeding a baby.
Less serious side effects are headache, back pain, minor nose bleed, menstrual problems, lack of interest in sex, sinus pain, cough, sore throat or sores or white patches inside or around your nose. If these occur consult with your physician for advice
Severe side effects are severe or ongoing nose bleed, sores in the nose that won’t heal, vision problems, fever, chills, body aches or flu symptoms. If these occur get emergency medical aid.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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