Rhinitis is a common health problem related to the nose. It is an inflammation occurred in mucous membrane in the nose, and it can be caused by either virus or allergy. Virus infection can cause rhinitis, and it can be triggered by condition such as cold. Allergic reaction can also cause rhinitis, and it can be triggered by condition such as hay fever.
A common drug called Flonase can be used to treat allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. It is available in generic version as well. Flonase generic might be prescribed to control the general symptom of rhinitis.
If you use Flonase generic, you will often experience various bad side effects, such as vomiting, nausea, headache, throat infection, nasal inflammation, cough, nosebleed, and sneezing. It may also cause hypersensitive reaction in your body. If you experience hypersensitive reaction with the use of Flonase generic, you will often get facial swelling, skin rash, and itching. It is important to consult with your doctor when you experience hypersensitive reaction when you use this drug.
Treating Rhinitis with Flonase Generic
Flonase generic is a nasal spray that is prescribed to treat your rhinitis symptom. It will work in the nasal passage to reduce inflammation and swelling. Before using this drug, you have to gently shake it and then apply it in the nasal passage only. You need to follow the instruction of your doctor and use this drug according to the dosage.
FDA Comments about this drug
FDA approved the generic version of Flonase in the year 2006. The generic version of Flonase is called fluticasone propionate nasal spray. They approve the use of this drug for 4 years and older person. Children below age 4 are not recommended to use this drug. This generic version of Flonase contains synthetic anti-inflammatory corticosteroid.
FDA said that the generic version of Flonase is similar with the original version of Flonase, except for the price, which is lower. This drug is a cost-effective and safe way to fight nasal symptom.
Generic vs. Original
The effectiveness of generic Flonase is almost the same as the original brand-name version of Flonase. The original version of Flonase has been expired in patent, so the drug users can continue the use of Flonase it its generic version.
However, the generic version may cause further allergic reaction in your body, which is different from the original version. Some people will experience certain kind of allergic reaction with the use of Flonase generic, especially if they have very sensitive body.