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Nasacort Allergy is part of the Corticosteroids class and treats Nasal Congestion and Allergic Rhinitis. Corticosteroids are used to treat a variety of conditions including eczema, psoriasis, itching, skin allergies, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, eye inflammation, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, ulcerative colitis, edema, adrenal insufficiency, and hemorrhoids. They work by blocking substances in the body that cause swelling. Nasacort Allergy is only available as a brand name drug. Compare corticosteroids.
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How to Get Thru the Flu

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 30, 2016

If you have ever had the flu, you know just how down and out you can feel. Besides feeling like a zombie, the most common symptoms of the flu include chills, fever, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache or vomiting and diarrhea.

With flu season peaking as early as December, it’s important to know the common signs and symptoms, and what can be done to decrease your days spent sick and in bed. See More

Which Allergy Nasal Sprays Are Okay to Use During Pregnancy?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 20, 2016

Nasal steroid sprays (also called intranasal glucocorticoid sprays) are effective for stuffy nose and itchy eyes related to allergies. Post nasal drip symptoms—chronic cough, hoarse voice and dripping down the back of your throat—are easily remedied with steroid nasal sprays.

If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Well, recent reassuring studies have shown us that nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate symptoms related to allergies. See More

Veramyst Nasal Spray: The Newest Prescription to OTC Drug Approval

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 08, 2016

You may have noticed more medications available in the store that used to require a prescription—and the newest prescription med to make the switch is Veramyst allergy relief nasal spray.

The status change for Veramyst was approved by the FDA on August 2nd, 2016. Veramyst is used mainly for the treatment of symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergies (rhinitis). It will be sold over-the-counter as Flonase SensimistSee More

OTC Isn’t Always Cheaper: When It Pays to Get a Prescription

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 30, 2015

Over the past several years many medications that once required a prescription can now easily be obtained in the aisles of your pharmacy or grocery store. You may be familiar with allergy meds like Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra, or heartburn drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium. All are now available exclusively over-the-counter, or have both OTC and prescription versions.

This is great for you in many ways. See More

Allergy Season Is In Full Bloom: How You Can Treat Your Allergies Without a Prescription

The GoodRx Pharmacist - July 15, 2015

With all the flowers and trees blooming this spring and summer, seasonal allergies are at their peak as well. Whether you experience allergic symptoms every year around this time, or if this is your first year, you already know they can be quite a nuisance!

Trees, weeds, grasses, or blooming flowers can release pollen into the air, which in turn can cause hay fever. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis are fancy terms for your typical seasonal allergy symptoms. See More

Six Ways to Get Rid of Cough from Post-Nasal Drip

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 11, 2015

Post-nasal drip has a new name: upper airway cough syndrome  or UACS. If you have a cough that won’t go away, along with nasal congestion, “dripping” mucus down the back of your throat, the sensation that you need to clear your throat, a hoarse voice, or if you wake up in the morning with “gunk” in the back of your throat . . . this may be you.

This very common cause of a cough that won’t go away, upper airway cough syndrome, can be allergic or nonallergic and may be related to a sinusitis. See More

Nasal Sprays for Allergies: The 10 Most Important Things to Know

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 04, 2014

The most effective single therapy for people with nasal congestion and runny nose from allergies is a steroid (glucocorticoid) nasal spray. There are many options out there, new and old, but here are 10 things that may surprise you:

1.  Do they work?  Intranasal glucocorticoids are currently the most effective single maintenance therapy for allergic rhinitis and cause few side effects at the recommended doses. See More

Stay Healthy This Summer!

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 13, 2014

When the sun finally comes out and the weather starts to change, you can tell that summer is nearby. It’s a great time to spend more time outside, but you may be more prone to summertime illnesses and injuries like allergies, insect bites, sunburns, rashes, cuts and scrapes, dehydration, and asthma. Here are some things to watch out for:

Asthma

It can sometimes be difficult to do outdoor activities in the hot summer sun even if you don’t have asthma or breathing problems—if you do have asthma, you’ll want to be extra careful. See More

Nexium Without a Prescription? New Prescription to OTC Drug Approval

The GoodRx Pharmacist - April 10, 2014

Recently, you may have noticed several medications available in the store aisles that used to require a prescription. A few drugs have made the jump from prescription-only to being sold over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription, with Nexium as the newest (and a very exciting) example.

The status change for Nexium 20 mg capsules was approved by the FDA on March 28th, 2014. Nexium is used mainly for the treatment of gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux or heartburn. See More

Nasacort Allergy Approved for Over the Counter Use

Elizabeth Davis - October 14, 2013

Nasacort Allergy was approved by the FDA last week for the over-the-counter treatment of nasal allergy symptoms. It is the first steroid nasal spray to become available over the counter in the US, so this is could be good news if you use any of the other similar sprays available, especially expensive brands with no generic like Nasonex, Veramyst, or Rhinocort Aqua.

The new OTC Nasacort should hit the market sometime next spring, according to an estimate from the manufacturer. See More

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