Are Fluticasone and Flonase the same?
Fluticasone is the generic version of Flonase. Fluticasone and Flonase contain the same active ingredients and therefore have the same mechanism of action. Inactive ingredients may vary between different manufacturers.
Should I take Fluticasone or Flonase?
As mentioned above, Fluticasone is the generic version of Flonase. Therefore, it contains the same active ingredient and works exactly the same way as Flonase, so it should produce the same effects. However, some people do report better effects from branded versions of medications. This has generally been attributed to the placebo effect.
Inactive ingredients can vary between different manufacturers, so some people may prefer one brand over another for that reason. In addition, some people prefer the appearance or packaging of branded medication over generic versions.
Which is better, Fluticasone or Azelastine nasal spray?
Fluticasone contains a corticosteroid as the active ingredient, whereas Azelastine contains an antihistamine. They work in different ways, and are often taken together to reduce allergy symptoms. The difference in efficacy between Fluticasone and Azelastine is negligible, but Azelastine is usually the first treatment to try, because it is effective, has limited side effects, and produces results more quickly. Whereas Fluticasone can take up to one week to produce benefits and longer for optimal impact. In addition, Fluticasone can lead to yeast infections, so if you are prone to yeast (or fungal) infections, or if you have a compromised immune system, you may want to avoid Fluticasone.