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Which Allergy Nasal Sprays are Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 23, 2018

Nasal allergy sprays treat stuffy noses and itchy eyes related to allergies. If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Recent studies have shown us that nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate allergy symptoms. However, not all nasal sprays are safe during pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know.

How do we know nasal steroid sprays are safe during pregnancy?

Commonly used steroid nasal sprays (also called intranasal glucocorticoid sprays) include Flonase (fluticasone propionate), Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone), Nasonex (mometasone), Omnaris (ciclesonide), Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) and Veramyst (fluticasone furoate). See More

You’re Probably Taking the Wrong Allergy Medication

Benita Lee - May 08, 2018

This is shaping up to be an especially tough year for people with allergies. With all the choices for allergy medications out there, how do you make sure you’re prepared with the best one? Here are three questions you should ask before popping that next allergy pill.

1. How long do my allergy symptoms last?

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is caused by environmental allergens like pollen in the air. Symptoms include itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. See More

How to Stop Snoring

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 22, 2018

Snoring is extremely common and 70% of folks with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) snore. On the other hand, those who suffer from snoring do not necessarily have OSA. Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues obstructing the throat during sleep.

Patients and their partners often seek help from their doctor with the primary complaint of snoring. Remember, if you have significant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) wearing a nighttime CPAP device is the solution. See More

Veramyst Nasal Spray: The Newest Prescription to OTC Drug Approval

Roni Shye - 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

More Formulary Changes for 2015

Elizabeth Davis - April 10, 2015

As you may know from experience, or from one of our previous articles on changes in coverage in 2014 or 2015, it’s typical for prescription benefit managers (PBMs) to exclude medications from their national preferred formularies each year. These may be brands that have generics available, or generally expensive medications where your plan feels a cheaper alternative may work just as well.

It’s less likely that existing drugs will be added back to the preferred formulary (or at least removed from the exclusion list), but that happened this year in several cases for Express Scripts and Caremark—two major PBMs. See More

Dropped by Insurance: Changes for Ear, Nose, and Throat Meds in 2015

Roni Shye - September 29, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we should be thinking about what to expect for 2015. The start of a new year is a time for new challenges, new goals, and inevitably, a new prescription formulary.

What does this mean for you?

Express Scripts and Caremark have decided to remove certain ear, nose, and throat (ENT) drugs for allergies and ear infections from their national preferred formulary and have provided a list of covered alternatives. 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

Dropped by Insurance: Will Your Allergy Nasal Spray Be Covered in 2014?

Roni Shye - November 26, 2013

Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.

We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. Listed below are some changes to the coverage of steroid nasal sprays for allergy symptoms from each formulary that might affect you:

Caremark and Express Scripts

Removed medications: Veramyst, Beconase AQ, Rhinocort Aqua, Zetonna, Omnaris, Qnasl
Suggested Alternatives: flunisolide, fluticasone propionate, triamcinolone, Nasonex, Qnasl

I see a lot of patients using Veramyst, however, the alternatives all seem to be good choices—in particular fluticasone propionate (generic Flonase). See More

50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. 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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