allergy nasal spray question

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Yankiwi
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allergy nasal spray question

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I've been using Flixonase (Flonase) for years with no problems but recently the design of the bottle was changed and it is awkward to use. I changed to Alanase whose active ingredient is beclomethasone dipropionate. On the third night I just couldn't settle in a way different to my usual legs problems. This could just have been a coincidence but does anyone know if beclomethasone dipropionate could have adverse side effects for RLS people? I couldn't find any in their data sheets.
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It is just a different topical steroid, so it may simply be a case where you are more sensitive to the Alanase. There are generic forms of Flonase on the market, any chance that you could find one of the generics since they would probably have a different style of applicator?
Steve

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Yankiwi
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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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Thanks, I'll look for a generic Flonase. Last night probably didn't have anything to do with Alanase, just a "normal" bad night but I'm always optimistic of having a better night tonight.

srgraves01
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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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All of those nasal steroids bother me and make my RLS worse. I have tried several, including flonase.

Sleepless at night
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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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I have used a nasal spray that has an active ingredient called Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. For me, it made my RLS a thousand times worse before I came to the conclusion that it was making me much more worse than I would ever have expected.
There is an article somewhere, where a man was given it intranasally by injection in a hospital setting, and the nursed couldn't keep him down due to his movements. I wish I could direct you to the article. I think if you look up the drug name, you will find the article. Try oxymetazoline and RLS.

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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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Steve

Augmentation Evaluation http://bb.rls.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9005

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Yankiwi
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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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Interesting article, I've printed it out for future reference.

Sleepless at night
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Re: allergy nasal spray question

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That's it! Thank you. I hope it can help someone.

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