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What are the side effects of fluticasone nasal?

Amy Shah, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Fluticasone nasal spray is often called "Flonase" or "Veramyst."

In general, it is a safe medication for nasal congestion, allergies or sinusitis.

Some severe side effects (from insert) include: 
severe or ongoing nosebleeds
noisy breathing, runny nose, or crusting around your nostrils
redness, sores, or white patches in your mouth or throat
fever, chills, weakness, nausea, vomiting, flu symptoms
any wound that will not heal
blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos

People with a history of infections like TB, nasal surgrey or ulcers, or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma, should check with their doctor before using this medication.
Fluticasone nasal spray can cause fatigue, worsen stuffy nose symptoms, bloody nose, sores inside the nose, muscle aches, headaches, a fever or cough. Some users have also reported wheezing; skin rash; puffiness or swelling around the eyes, face, lips or tongue; itching; a fast heartbeat; difficulty swallowing; dizziness; hives or welts; a large hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet or sex organs; redness of the skin; shortness of breath; and tightness in the chest. Call your doctor if you experience unexplained back pain while using fluticasone nasal. 
Call 911 for swelling of the mouth, lips or tongue or difficulty breathing.

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