What can I use instead of Afrin?
While both Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase can help relieve a stuffy nose, Flonase also helps with multiple allergy or cold symptoms as well, including sneezing, runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes.
How much is Afrin over the counter?
About Afrin This medicine is used to treat nasal congestion or a stuffy nose. This medicine will not treat an infection. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Afrin is around $5.81, 33% off the average retail price of $8.78.
Is Afrin the same as Flonase?
Are Afrin and Flonase the same? While both Afrin and Flonase are both nasal sprays that relieve the symptoms of nasal congestion, they are not the same. Afrin is a local vasoconstrictor that limits fluid infiltration to the nasal passage.
Why does Afrin work so well?
Once applied, Afrin stimulates receptors in the smooth muscle of the blood vessels of the nose, leading to constriction of these blood vessels that, in turn, reduces nasal congestion. Afrin is not addictive in the same way that other drugs may be. Afrin may lead to rebound congestion, however, if it’s overused.
Is Afrin same as Flonase?
How do I use Afrin without a drip?
To use the nasal spray:
- Blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of bottle into one nostril. Press your other nostril closed with your finger. Breathe in quickly and gently spray the medicine into your nose.
- Do not blow your nose for at least a few minutes after using the nasal spray.
Is Afrin bad for your heart?
Most topical nasal decongestants (e.g., oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, and naphazoline) also carry the warning against use by patients with heart disease and high blood pressure, due to the possibility that some of the chemical might be absorbed and reach blood levels that would endanger their health.
Can Afrin be used with Flonase?
No interactions were found between Afrin and Flonase. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.