Who Shouldn't Use Steroids


You should not use steroids of any type if you are pregnant (unless their use is approved by an obstetrician-gynecologist), you have glaucoma (unless approved by an ophthalmologist, or eye doctor), or you have diabetes (unless approved by an endocrinologist). Those with an
allergy to the spray or who have had a previous untoward response should also not use it.

Nasal Corticosteroid Sprays

Beclomethasone (Beconase AQ) Mometasone (Nasonex)

Budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua) Triamcinolone (NasacortAQ)

Flunisolide (Nasarel, Nasalide) Dexamethasone (Decadron

Fluticasone (Flonase) Turbinaire)

Ophthalmic Corticosteroids

Ophthalmic steroids are used when the eye is inflamed from allergy and/or infection. These eye drops will reduce swelling and inflammation.

Fluromethalone (FML)

Loteprednol (Alrex)

Prednisolone (Pred Fate)

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