The product, rolling out nationally this month, had been available by prescription as Veramyst
TABLE 1 Intranasal corticosteroids Aqueous Nonaqueous Beclomethasone (Beconase AQ, Beclomethasone Vancenase AQ) (QNASL Nasal Aerosol) Budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua) Ciclesonide (Zetonna Nasal Aerosol) Ciclesonide (Omnaris) Flunisolide (Nasalide, Nasarel) Fluticasone furoate (Veramyst
) Fluticasone propionate (Flonase) Mometasone (Nasonex) Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) Fluticasone propionate/azelastine (a) (Dymista) (a) Combination corticosteroid and antihistamine.
For example, the patient information for glucocorticoid nasal spray, for example, fluticasone furoate (Veramyst
), warns about possible ocular side effects including glaucoma, cataracts, and increased intraocular pressure.
* For once-a-day treatment, consider Veramyst
Nast spray; to save money, consider Zyrtec-D instead of prescription medications.
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis, nasal corticosteroids that act locally are desirable They include Flonase, Veramyst
, Nasonex, Nasacort, and Rhinocort.
A newer intranasal corticosteroid has been recently introduced, Fluticasone furoate (Veramyst
) is thought to have more affinity for the corticosteroid receptor.
Nasal Spray (fluticasone furoate, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.)
Elsewhere, GlaxoSmithKline PLC was cleared to sell its Veramyst
Nasal Spray to treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms in adults and children 2-years-old and older.