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Review: could Flonase cause Loss of smell?

We study 16,838 people who have side effects while taking Flonase from FDA and social media. Among them, 166 have Loss of smell. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of smell and more.

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Flonase

Flonase (latest outcomes from 17,467 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate. It is often used in allergies.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell (latest reports from 19,609 patients) has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 16,837 people reported to have side effects when taking Flonase. Among them, 166 people (0.99%) have Loss Of Smell. They amount to 0.85% of all the 19,599 people who have Loss Of Smell on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of smell in Flonase reports

Time on Flonase when people have Loss of smell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of smell66.67%15.15%0.00%0.00%12.12%6.06%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of smell when taking Flonase * :

FemaleMale
Loss of smell67.05%32.95%

Age of people who have Loss of smell when taking Flonase * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of smell0.00%0.90%2.70%1.80%10.81%9.91%25.23%48.65%

Severity of Loss of smell when taking Flonase ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ill-defined disorder (29 people, 17.47%)
  2. Prophylaxis (15 people, 9.04%)
  3. Pain (13 people, 7.83%)
  4. Bone density abnormal (13 people, 7.83%)
  5. Prostate cancer (13 people, 7.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (19 people, 11.45%)
  2. Vitamin e (16 people, 9.64%)
  3. Lexapro (15 people, 9.04%)
  4. Zoloft (14 people, 8.43%)
  5. Ambien (14 people, 8.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • After using the generic version of Flonase 4-5 times, I noticed my sense of smell and taste decreasing. Since I was just getting over a cold, I attributed that to the cold. However, my cold got better by my loss of smell got worst. I immediately stopped using it after reading the warning about it can cause anosmia as a allergic reaction. For the last 4 days i have tried saline nasal flushes and musinex to help clean out my sinuses but to no avail. I have complete loss of smell and of course taste.

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