Tori Marsh - May 07, 2018
In what appears to an abnormally bad year for seasonal allergies, rates for allergy medication fills are exceeding the last four years by 13%, with some significant geographic variations across the US.
Prescriptions are notably higher in the West and the South, with a 19% increase of fills in the West and a 16% rise in the South. Prescription volumes in the Northeast and the Midwest remain in line with past years – but trends indicate that things could get worse. See More
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
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
Roni Shye - November 17, 2014
How are Patanase and olopatadine prescribed?
Patanase and generic olopatadine nasal sprays come in 30.5g containers, with 240 metered sprays per container. Each dose (spray) contains 665 mcg of the active ingredient, olopatadine.
The usual dose for adults ages 12 and older is 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily. See More
Roni Shye - April 10, 2013
It’s that time of the year again—the sun is shining, the temperature is rising (a little later than usual) and the smell of spring is in the air. But with spring comes allergy season and all the sneezing, congestion, and runny noses associated with it. Here are your GoodRx pharmacist’s tips on how to cope during allergy season!
What to watch for:
Allergic symptoms occur when you’re exposed to an allergen (basically, anything you’re allergic to—commonly, but not limited to dust mites, dander, mold, and pollen), causing an immune response in the body. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 08, 2012
‘Tis the season for allergy eyes, so what medications really work?
Allergic conjunctivitis is the name for the red itchy eyes you get from allergies. It’s an annoying problem that brings people to the doctor, with at least 20 percent of people affected at some point during the year. You need to know what medications work for red itchy eyes.
First, here are some weird facts. Allergic conjunctivitis is a disease of young adults, with an average age of onset of 20 years of age. See More