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Review: could Flonase cause Loss of smell (Smell - impaired)?





Summary: Loss of smell is found among people who take Flonase, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Ill-defined disorder.

We study 16,859 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 has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Flonase 17,496 users)

Loss of smell

Loss of smell has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.(latest reports from Loss of smell 6,726 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 16,859 people reported to have side effects when taking Flonase. Among them, 166 people (0.98%) have Loss Of Smell.

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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