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Review: could Flonase cause Eustachian tube dysfunction (Ear barotrauma)?

Summary: Eustachian tube dysfunction is found among people who take Flonase, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Allegra, and have Ear barotrauma.

We study 16,885 people who have side effects while taking Flonase from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Eustachian tube dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Eustachian tube dysfunction and more.

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Flonase has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 17,521 Flonase users)

Eustachian tube dysfunction

Eustachian tube dysfunction (eustachian tube problems like clearing the ears when flying, suffering infection, and recurring ear infection) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 766 Eustachian tube dysfunction patients)

On Apr, 4, 2015: 16,885 people reported to have side effects when taking Flonase. Among them, 22 people (0.13%) have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

Trend of Eustachian tube dysfunction in Flonase reports

Time on Flonase when people have Eustachian tube dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Eustachian tube dysfunction0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Eustachian tube dysfunction when taking Flonase * :

Eustachian tube dysfunction91.67%8.33%

Age of people who have Eustachian tube dysfunction when taking Flonase * :

Eustachian tube dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%27.78%0.00%16.67%5.56%50.00%

Severity of Eustachian tube dysfunction when taking Flonase ** :


How people recovered from Eustachian tube dysfunction ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Eustachian tube dysfunction (12 people, 54.55%)
  2. Anxiety (12 people, 54.55%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 54.55%)
  4. Rhinitis allergic (12 people, 54.55%)
  5. Panic disorder (12 people, 54.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Allegra (14 people, 63.64%)
  2. Nexium (13 people, 59.09%)
  3. Diflucan (13 people, 59.09%)
  4. Erythromycin (13 people, 59.09%)
  5. Prilosec (13 people, 59.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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