What Is The Difference Between Flonase And Veramyst?

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Asked by goatmomma

What Is The Difference Between Flonase And Veramyst?

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Hi,

Both Flonase and Veramyst do contain the same corticosteroid, fluticasone. And they're both made by the same manufacturer.

The difference between the 2 preparations is that in Flonase, the fluticasone is bonded with propionate and in Veramyst, it's with furoate, as you said. Those are not meds in and of themselves, just chemicals that help the fluticasone do its job.

As far as I can tell, there's no significant difference between the 2 medicines, though studies proving Veramyst's efficacy with eye allergy symptoms enables it to market that. In reality, though, anecdotal evidence pretty much shows that most nasal steroids help with eye symptoms too.

Here's some more information on Flonase and Veramyst.

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton