Drug Ratings for NASACORT

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 4  severe seasonal allergies Headache, sore back/ribs, my teeth hurt (weird). I will take the side effects. I cannot work with my allergies because I will drip snot into people's food... otc antihistamines dont work for me. I find this to be cheaper and easier than getting prescription steroids a couple times a year. F 28 4 days

 2  Non Allergenic Rhinitis Head and ears feel severly plugged.. Sore throat and tightening of the throat with difficulty swallowing. Increased tinnitus and increased loss hearing. Much more success with Beconase mist spary but couldn't afford the $170.00 copay. I was excited to find a less expensive nose spray than beconase. Nasacort is not for me. M 65 30 days
1X D

 4  Allergies/Sinuses Nose bleeds and dry nasal passages I've used nasacort since I was a teenager, it's always been effective for my hay fever. In the winter I use it occassionally in combination with Simply Saline. Simply Saline usually keeps my sinuses clear but if I feel allergies act up I give nasacort a day or two to do it's job and i'm go again! I do experience really dry nasal passages in the winter and nose bleeds if I don't use simply saline consistently with it! 29
1X D
 3  Runny nose, watery eyes, post nasal I was thrilled to find something that relieved my symptoms but didn't make me sleepy but then noticed I had an intermittent fever and dizziness. Stopped taking nasacort and symptoms subsided. Started again and they returned, so I can only guess it's side effects of the spray. I'm so bummed now I have to go back to runny everything unless I can find something that doesn't have side effects. Any recommendations? F 54 3 months
 4  Severe sinus infection for 3 months Anxiety, body aches, headache,flushing jitters, nause & dizziness . I'm feeling much better. No sinus pressure. Will use again only when needed due to issues w side effects. F 37 2 days
50 MCG
 2  chronic stuffy nose at night oral thrush, fatigue, weakness It worked great on my nose but is not worth the side effects. I was ok with it now and then until I started using it regularly. I may try it again if I have a bad cold but I'll put up with the stuffy nose instead of these side effects. F 68 3 years
30 mg 1X D

 1  Post-nasal drip, allergies Panic attacks, insomnia, sore throat, dizziness, increase anxiety, horrible feeling. My doctor never told me there may be side effects. I haven't gotten a decent night's sleep since I started taking this. I never associated my insomnia with this drug until I saw it on this web site--thank you! M 64 5 days
1X D

 2  Seasonal allergies/stuffy nose Headache, stiff neck, muscle weakness (calves and hamstrings), very stiff back, anxiety, depression, brain fog. Initially Nasacort was exceptional --- none of the psychotic effects of Flonase and Nasonex and relieved allergy symptoms. That lulled me to sleep. For the last six months I have had the symptoms noted with increasing regularity. I have missed two doses and the symptoms have begun to subside. My recommendation would be to watch symptoms carefully and limit usage to short term. M 67 6 months
2X D

 5  Very bad sinus problem I gain significantly since taking nasacort nasal spray. Other than that, it works very well.. F 37 4 months

 1  Swollen sinuses After a few days, I was afflicted w/ a dreadful sinus infection which lasted for weeks, the syptoms of which are much more severe than those which were supposedly being treated. Seemed to help @ first. M 76 5 days
2X D

 4  Unbearable hay fever Immune system suppression I have used Nasacort off and on for years, first as prescription and recently as OTC. It is the only medication that truly relieves my unbearable hay fever. Not even allergy shots with antihistamines worked as well. But for me, it has a very serious side effect of suppressing my entire immune system. - I come down with more viruses (colds). Sores such as from biting my tongue and dermal cuts take a long time to heal. I also will get candida infections (thrush) if I stay on this medication too long. I find I can cut back the dosage to a spray once every few days to once per week once the worst of my hay fever subsides. I like Loratadine (Claritin) as a constant med. Initially, Nasacort works within 24-48 hours and is a god-send. M 51
2 sprays 1X D
 1  seasonal allergies On my 3rd day with Nasacort. I've had very itchy skin (all over) since the first day. Bad insomnia last night (and I have never had insomnia before). And bloodshot eyes (but that may be from the insomnia). It doesn't appear to be more effective than Zyrtec. In fact, it may be less effective. I'll give it one more day, but I'll probably go back to Zyrtec. M 46 3 days
1X D

 1  Seasonal allergies/sinus pain Severe headache and major itching of my skin. F 39 2 days

 1  seasonal allergies I had high anxiety and panic attacks, joint pain. Did'nt now it was the nasacort until I stopped using it after reading the comments on this web site. I had terrible withdrawals when I quit, my gp told me I did not have to withdraw slowly, I'm working on my Fourth week of stopping nasacort and I still have jitters and anxiety, how long did it take for other peoples reactions to go away, appetite is back and joint pain is gone, brain fog is going away also. F 50 4 months
1 squirt 1X D

 1  blocked eustacean tube First week, eye pain, tearing, neck pain, weakness, fatigue. Re-read brochure & cut dose to 1 spray per day. (Dr on holidays.) Eye symptoms disappeared. However, fatigue, weakness intensified; severe insomnia appeared, along with growing irritation, and now cystitis. I have quit taking it. F 60 12 days
2 sprays 1X D

 2  congestion, seasonal allergies tooth pain, sensitivity to cold and hot. never had before taking nasacort M 6 weeks
1 spray 1X D

 3  Stuffy nose, weaning off Afrin My nasal symptoms are better, but I'm experiencing non-stop twitching in my left quadriceps muscle and dull pain in both calves. The pain feels like it's about to become a charley horse. My main goal was to wean off Afrin, so I'm going to quit the Nasacort and see if the muscle symptoms resolve. If I'm less dependent on Afrin going forward, then I'll count the short term experience with Nasacort as a success. F 43 7 days
1 puff 1X D
 3  sinus inflammation, ear fluid I've been taking this for months now due to chronic sinus inflammation. Does seem to help keep the swelling down. But it does nothing for my ear fluid issue and I always feel clogged and lightheaded. Doctor says it should help, but it doesn't help with those issues. Good for sinus inflammation. Bad for other allergy issues, including clogged ears and itchiness. F 28 5 months
1X D

 1  Seasonal allergies, Sinus headaches Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (Broken blood vessel in eye). Decreased night vision. I have normal/low blood pressure and am very athletic. When lifting heavy items which I commonly do I noticed one day that half of the white of one of my eyes was filled with blood. Never in my life has this happened and all of a sudden I started popping blood vessels in my eyes. I also noticed my night vision (while driving) was decreasing, this started before I started popping blood vessels in my eyes. I figured out it had to be the Nasacort and stopped using it, soon after my night vision returned to normal and I haven't popped any more blood vessels in my eyes. M 48 2 months
1X D

 4  Severe indoor and outdoor allergies I have tried many allergy medications with no success. I saw a commercial for nasacort and decided to give it a try and it works wonders. I do have a dry nose and occasional sores, but that is worth it to finally have some allergy relief. I realize that a lot of the posts on here talk about the terrible side effects, but keep in mind that people usually only post things when they have a complaint, there are many more satisfied customers than unsatisfied ones. Nasacort really works and is worth a try if your allergies are as bad as mine. F 21 3 months

 1  severe allergies M 47 2 months
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 5  2 weeks ago I used nasacort to transition off of Afrin. Used them together for about a week, then dropped the Afrin with no rebound congestion. If I've experienced any sides, I haven't noticed because I am blown away that it took away Afrin rebound and I am no longer a slave to that poison M 29 1 days
4 squirts

 1  Seasonal Allergies I bought the over the counter Nasacort 24 hour that is supposed to be prescription strength for allergies. I had muscle soreness, extreme fatigue, insomnia, vision changes but the worst was depression. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Nasacort doing this to me.The symptoms are starting to go away and I will never that Nasacort again. F 39 40 days
55 MCG 1X D
 1  Nasal stuffiness at night Facial numbness: the whole left side of my face started tingling and felt numb like when novocaine is wearing off. My internist was concerned about stroke and ordered a brain scan (MRI) which was normal. My facial numbness has mostly gone away now 2 weeks after discontinuing Nasacort Allergy 24HR. I cannot be positive my symptoms were the Nasacort, but I fairly strongly believe it was. It worked very well in decongesting me at night; it was superior to fluticasone (Flonase). However, nothing is worth a numb face and worrying about a stroke; it was extremely disconcerting. M 66 2 months
2 sprays 1X D
 1  Seasonal allergies Sore throat, body aches, dizziness, feeling, increase anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia F 28 2 weeks

 3  seasonal allergies Nausea. Nausea. Nausea. Weird cough. Not sleeping. I'm going to stop. I've gone through 3 days of feeling I have all day morning sickness. Sense of smell is also sharper, just like my two pregnancies, and that brings on worsening nausea. Allergy symptoms are much better than with the 24 hour pill I was taking but the constant nausea is not worth it. F 54 5 days

 5  seasonal allergies Definately helped my stuffy nose and seasonal allergies. A bonus for me is that I have suffered with dry eye syndrome for a couple of years. I couldn't afford the Restasis treatment. Surprisingly after starting Nasocort, i noticed my affected eye no longer weeps at night and swells. Very happy. F 42 1 months
1 x D

 4  Seasonal allergies It cleared my sinuses pretty quickly but pretty much immediately after I took it I was insanely drowsy and fell asleep for another 4 hours M 16 7 days
110 mcg

 3  Seasonal and chemical allergies It was too strong in the dosage recommended, I had headaches, dizziness and insomnia. I would go to bed at midnight but wake up at 3am everyday and not be able to sleep. The insomnia, dizziness and headaches went away after I started using Nasacort less frequently, every other day instead and one dosage a day too. It's been controlling my allergies pretty well now and I can actually sleep at night. F 37 7 days

 3  Seasonal allergies I've had 3 nosebleeds in the past 30 hours. I'm not sure it's the Nasacort but I've never in my 42 year had a nosebleed until now. I had horrible spring allergies this year and Nasacort has been the only med that helped, until the nosebleeds. I've skipped two doses now and my allergies are coming back so I know it did work, but not worth the nosebleeds. F 42 2 months
1 spray 1X D

 1  Allergies My stuffy nose cleared up, but I felt anxiety, panic and anger. Was wondering what was going on with me. I stopped taking the Nasacort because my nose was cleared, the stuffy feeling came back so I took a dose, and the anxiety, anger and shortness of breath came back. First day back off and still feel anxiety. F 52 4 days
1X D

 1  Seasonal allergies For the first few days of taking Nasacort, I was really impressed with how my allergies immediately cleared (and I had pretty miserable allergies). I started getting a sharp headache in my temples and eyes which continued for days and days. Advil or ibuprofen did nothing to help, nor did sleep. Still have the headache; it's kept me bed-ridden, kept me from working and made me feel sooo tired. I also noticed soreness and stiffness in my neck, back and legs, which gets even worse after exercise. Makes me feel so much older than I am! F 21 2 weeks

 4  allergies & sinus infection Nasacort worked. But excruciating headaches. Sinus inflammation improved and will stop using. F 62 6 days
2x then 1x 1X D

 5  Sinus Congestion Overall, I feel like this product does what it is designed to do. My congestion is 90% better, and I feel much better. I did have a nosebleed on day 7, but I'm not entirely sure it's due to the Nasacort, as I've had semi-frequent nosebleeds since I was a child. It does take a couple days of use to get the full effect of the medication. I'm satisfied with it. M 24 7 days
55 mcg

 3  Seasonal Allergies At first the medication worked well, and greatly improved my seasonal allergy symptoms. I was really hapy with how much better I felt. The second month of using it, 1 squirt each nostril per day, I developed aching neck, back, some dizziness and tingling in my legs and feet. I stopped taking the medication and these symptoms stopped. I am disappointed that the medication only worked for me without uncomfortable side effects for a short time. F 46 53 days
1X D

 3  Seasonal Allergies Helped with allergy sumptoms but caused debilitating headaches both day and night. F 41 1 months
1 spray

 4  I have cats and hardwood allergies I haven't really had any noticeable side effects. It has not affected my personality or made me gain weight or any of the crazy side effects I have read here. I already had cataracts so I can't blame Nasacort for them. :) I already had problems with a stiff neck on occasion. I do make sure I never take more than prescribed. 2 squirts a day in each nostril and I do it only 4 days a week, sometimes 5 and I keep my nose moisturized with Alcolol. I'm glad I don't have all of the side effects other people have experienced as I need this real bad. I have 10 cats and I didn't use to be allergic to them. The allergy is mild but enough that I get stuffed up. I'm just thankful it doesn't effect me badly but I will pay close attention to any and all possibilities in the future. F 61 3 months
50 mcg 1X D

 2  allergies I would get a sore throat after inhaling. Headaches at night. Only got partial relief from the congestion. After 5 days I noticed my sense of smell has greatly decreased. I am stopping this medicine due to the side effects. F 45 6 days
one puff 1X D

 1  chronic non allergic rhinitis Works well for my post nasal drip but the side effects are worse than the condition. Will stick to Ipratropium Bromide which works, but not as good. M 53
220mcg 1X D

 1  allergies blocked nasal passages. Don't take this medicine. It worked first day and as prescribed, I reduce the amount to 1 nasal spray and it blocked my nasal passage for more than 24 hrs now. M 31 3 days
1X D
 1  Seasonal Allergies dizziness, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, tingling extremities, panic wish I had read more about this medicine before using M 37 1 months
220mcg 1X D

 4  Seasonal allergies Nose bleeds Seems to work well to keep my nose and sinuses clear. Will cut back to every other day to help prevent nose bleeds. F 56 45 days
55mcg 1X D

 3  seasonal allergies Worked very well to open my nasal passages. Mild anxiety at night. Seem to have lost my sense of smell. F 55 6 days
 2  severe seasonal allergies. Shortness of breath, tightness in chest. Educate yourself on the serious side effects of drugs, and listen to your body. F 32 8 days

 1  nasal allergy within hours, extreme weakness, tiredness, nausea, headache. beginning to ease after6 days, but still no appetite I wouldn't give this to my worst enemy. M 78 1 days
220mcg 1X D
 5  Nasal Allergies I had been miserable with coughing and post nasal drip till I could have screamed. Most days I was dragging through my day. I decided to try Nasacort. Wow I can not believe how much better I am. My energy is back and I can breathe! Post nasal drip is 90% better. I feel bad for others who had trouble but I have not thus far. Today instead if laying in bed with fatigue and sinus pressure I went shopping with my cousin. I haven't done that in I can't remember how long. Hope others will have similar experience. :) F 37 7 days

 1  stuffy nose from indoor allergies Just bought the new over the counter version of Nasacort nasal spray. Says it is the same strength as prescription. I have had stuffed up nose every night this winter (dust allergies) and thought I'd try it. First night I had a terrible back ache and foot muscles twitched a little, but could breath easier. By the evening of the second day, my hamstring muscle started twitching crazily for hours. I plan to stop taking Nasacort because my side effects aren't worth a clear nose at night. My muscles are pretty sensitive, so this may not be a problem for you. But reading about the other side effects people are having, I would caution anyone before starting this drug which is now available without prescription! F 50 2 days
1X D

 2  Cedar allergies First completely cleared me up, second day starting getting dizzy and vomited, third-fifth day continued to get more and more dizzy, tired and in a fog. Quit taking sixth day and all side effects started to clear up and within three days back to my normal energetic self. A cleared up nose is not worth all the side effects of nasal cort. M 51 5 days

 1   Severe headaches, Nausea and Coughing. It was so severe that i had to go to the emergency. I underwent blood test, CT Scan and lumbar Puncture (Removing Fluid from the Spinal Cord). They said it was viral infection and it will go out. I believe that the damage it has caused in me was not worth the temporary relief i felt for the first two days. F 27 6 days
1X D
 1  Sinusitis I was put on a very large dose by my Dr. due to a sinus infection. He told me that it would not be absorbed into my system so there were no risks of side effects. I started getting really random sore muscles in my rib cage, back and abdomen. I also had very high anxiety and emotions. Because of these side effects, and because the sinus issues were better, I dropped my dosage down to 2 puffs a day from 8 puffs a day. What resulted has been a very scary steroid withdrawal process. I suddenly lost all muscle strength, painful joints, pins and needles, dizziness, and nausea. The prescribing Dr. and my GP did not believe it could be from coming off of the Nasonex, and ordered me all kinds of tests to rule out a bunch of frightening diseases. WIth no answers, I found myself an endocrinologist who told me that I have classic steroid withdrawal symptoms that can very much happen from intranasal steroids. The withdrawal has taken over my life for a month and I'm still not totally off o This drug is probably fine at the recommended dose, or one puff per nostril per day. If you find yourself having random steroid withdrawal symptoms after you discontinue Nasacort (my first was pins and needles in the feet), your doctor will likely not believe that Nasacort could be the cause. Persevere, and find yourself a smart endocrinologist who knows about these things!! F 36 30 days
4 puffs 2X D
 2  nasal blockage bleeding nose, dizziness, confusion, headache, depression, lack of energy, weakness dangerous M 21 3 weeks
30 4X D
 3  Itchy and blocked nose I have experieinced numbness in my face and now my gums are very sensitive and painful. F 55 10 days
1X D
 1  Blocked ears/sinus Stiff neck, headache, anxiety, depression, irrational thinking, paranoia, muscle spasms, weakness of muscles. Brain fog. DO NOT take this spray. I am so relieved I found this website because after reading other peoples comments I now know I'm not turning into a mental case. The symptoms of taking this spray nearly cost me my marriage, I'm not joking! My personality changed from a happy laid back person into a lunatic! I'd rather have blocked ears...which I still have as it didn't actually work anyway! I followed my doctors advice to the letter and took this medication religiously. After two days I had really bad stiff neck but had no idea it could be due to this spray, I just thought I'd slept in an odd position. This is day one of not taking this medication after weeks of hell... I'm not looking forward to any withdrawal symptoms but they can't be any worse than the horrible side affects that I have experienced! The brain fog was so bad I seem to have lost half of my vocabulary! If you enjoy being a sane and happy person then this is not the medication for you! By the way... NONE of the depression or mental side effects are listed on the leaflet. F 37 7 weeks
220 mg 1X D
 2  Allergies and sinus congestion I have seasonal allergies.I cleaned my apartment and my allergies flared up. I took the generic version of this drug. I had a bad headache before taking it and the drug prolonged it I was laid out for a month thinking I had a virus. With such a bad headache I forgot to take it for a couple of days. My headache nearly disappeared. Took it on the third day and the headache and it's intensity returned within 5 minutes. Additionally, this stuff has really messed up my stomach. Awful diarrhea and burning stomach and intestines. I missed quite a number of days of work while on it. Stomach is still upset. Never used more than directed: one to two sprays in each nostril per day. Two years ago I used the brand name for an entire summer and part of the fall and at that time it was a miracle drug without any side effects. Cleared up all my allergies. I have a feeling I have an issue with the generic or have developed an intolerance to an ingredient both in the brand and the generic. M 34 3 weeks
220/110 1X D

 1  Nasal allergies Gave me a terrible viral infection. The dose was two sprays in each nostril once a day. Got severe headaches and then a viral infection. the infection spread to my lungs and I had to use two different inhalers to treat the ling problems. I've sick for a month and half since taking this drug. M 53 2 days
2 1X D
 1  allergies It took away my sense of smell I contacted the manufacturer.They said this side effect was in the package dosing instructions. IT WAS NOT. Also, it wasnt on the prescription information given to me by the pharmacy. F 43 6 months
16.5gm 2X D
 5  Allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergie Nose bleeds and burning in nostrils. Don't let it go down the throat because it is a steroid and can cause stomach irritation. Just keep sniffing until all of it goes up the nasal cavity. I'm very sensitive to oral steroids, but the other nose sprays just didn't work. OTC sprays have a bad rebound effect. The menthol gels work well to keep things loose if I'm dried out inside my nose. Nasacort does cause recurring nose bleeds. I only take it 1X instead of 2X per day. I also alternate days whenever possible, instead of daily dosing. I go off it completely when the weather is moist and warm. Nasacort AG helps the mucus to soften and drain like normal people who do not have rhinitis. I use Nasacort, guaifenesin pills and cough syrup, nasal gels when it's truly necessary, and vaporizers in the winter when the weather is cold and dry. Calcium lactate from health food stores is also great because it causes involuntary muscles to relax that often cause constriction and asthma attacks. It has a very sedating effect, so I take it at night. No one drug can do it all with me. Except for mild nose bleeds, I have no other side effects with Nasacort AG. F 59 10 years
2 sprays 1X D

 1  allergies/cough at night This drug, after not even using it as much as doctor's recommendations, gave me a perforated septum. I have two holes in my septum which will eventually have to be repaired by major surgery. And this happened in two months. I would NEVER use this drug again and I'm surprised it's still on the market after reading all of the comments. F 61 2 months
2sprays2xd 2X D

 2  allergies sever headaches everyday all day and foggy thinking. also if i used 2 sprays i would have upset stomach F 33 14 days
1X D

 1  sinus infection Sample from Dr, used it once. Throat, or larynx, closed down so I had great difficulty breathing. Thought I would have to call 911 but I did survive. It cleared up my sinus. M 70 1 days
one sniff 1X D

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