Afrin vs Nasonex

Afrin
(OTC)
Nasonex
(Rx)
Afrin is a respiratory medication.
Nasonex is a respiratory medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Congestion
3.6
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.2
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 1, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,006 Discussions
15,624 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Congestion
#3 for Runny Nose
#4 for Flu
Afrin is approved for Congestion and Nasal Congestion and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Nasonex is prescribed for Congestion, Seasonal Allergies, Rhinitis and Allergic Rhinitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Afr
Addiction
10
Bleeding
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Apnea
1
Migraines
1
Burning
1
Tinnitus
1
Blood Clots
1
Depression
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Nas
Sore Throat
2
Bronchitis
1
Weight Gain
1
Cataract
1
Sinus Pressure
1
Palpitations
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Glaucoma
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Yawning
1
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Afrin
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Nasonex
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Addiction
Afr
Nas
10
0
Bleeding
Afr
Nas
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Afr
Nas
1
0
Apnea
Afr
Nas
1
0
Migraines
Afr
Nas
1
0
Burning
Afr
Nas
1
0
Tinnitus
Afr
Nas
1
0
Blood Clots
Afr
Nas
1
0
Depression
Afr
Nas
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Afr
Nas
1
1
Sore Throat
Nas
Afr
2
0
Bronchitis
Nas
Afr
1
0
Weight Gain
Nas
Afr
1
0
Cataract
Nas
Afr
1
0
Sinus Pressure
Nas
Afr
1
0
Palpitations
Nas
Afr
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Nas
Afr
1
0
Glaucoma
Nas
Afr
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Nas
Afr
1
1
Yawning
Nas
Afr
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Afrin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Nasonex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Afrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Nasal Drops
Dosages
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Drops: 0.025%, 0.05%
Spray: 0.05%
Spray: 50 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Oxymetazoline Hcl
Mometasone Furoate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Afrin and Nasonex: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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