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Afrin vs. Nasonex for Allergies

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Afrin

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/ 9,614 posts

Nasonex

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/ 12,898 posts
Other Names: Mometasone   Asmanex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 9,614 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 12,898 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr... Read more on Wikipedia
Mometasone furoate (also referred to as mometasone) is a glucocorticosteroid used topically to reduce inflammation of the skin or in the airways... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Lizinbrooklyn
September 13, 2014
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What patients are saying about Afrin vs. Nasonex

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sprays of Afrin at bedtime on most nights, but what's great...
...Nasonex did nothing for me, but Rhinocort has been a godsend. I still need 1-2 sprays of Afrin at bedtime on most nights, but what's great is that ...a tolerance for Afrin and having rebound...
for me. I used to use the Afrin 2x a day but it didn't...
...used to use the Afrin 2x a ...do anything for me. My OB finally switched me over to Nasonex which is wonderful! Once in the ...long too. Ask your OB about switching you to the Nasonex. ...
use the Afrin, and my head feels great. Be honest with...
I too was an AFRIN addict. Seems kinda silly with ...like drowning. My Doctor prescribed Nasonex several years ago. It ...no longer use the Afrin, and my head feels great. Be honest with with...
Afrin for years but I know that is no good and it does...
...one? I have been put on Nasonex and although it works OK ...on using Afrin for years but I know that is no good and it does have the rebound effect. So if ...do what I can to get off the Af...
He was also addicted to afrin nose spray because it was the...
...son has that for his nasal allergies and it really helps. Now in my case I use some oral allergy meds, but still usually am a mouth-breather during the day. But at night with my nasal pillow mask (...
discovered that Afrin is addictive and I am beginning...
...that if I don't use Afrin regularly (at least once a ...then I can't even use the Nasonex. I've only recently discovered that Afrin is addictive and I am beginning...
went to the doctor today because it was no longer working...
...started using Afrin every 2-3 hours, not paying attention to the directions on the label. I finally went to the doctor today because it was no longer working and I ...got started with nasonex s...
each nostril at bedtime would not cause rebound problems...
...problems. They prescribed Nasonex and Astelin ...Zyrtec at bedtime. They also advised me that one spray of Afrin in each nostril at bedtime would not cause rebound problems. So far the...
orally, but afrin works the best and the fastest....
...8 year old son uses Nasonex (prescription) for his allergies (he uses it at ...is all cloggly...can I use Afrin in his nose too..or ...hie something orally, but afrin works the best and the f...
through my nose, i used afrin or generic spray and became...
nasonex Hi Eric, Thank you for ...my nose, i used afrin or generic spray ...on it. NIGHTMARE... Doctor gave me nasonex sample and worked wonders.no pharmacy insurance, this stuff is expensive. I...
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