Find out more about the use of nasal sprays for the treatment of hay fever.
Nasonex works about as well as other nasal steroid sprays, and with similar side effects. It has the advantage of generally being the lowest cost of the brand name nasal steroids.
The most common side effects of Nasonex are similar to other nasal steroids, and include headache, sore throat, and bloody nose. Nasonex contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative, which has been shown to cause nasal irritation. However, all other nasal steroids contain benzalkonium chloride, with the exception of Omnaris, which uses potassium sorbate as a preservative.
Read more about the side effects of nasal steroids.
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Nasonex package insert. Merck Corporation. Website accessed January 30, 2011.
Omnaris package insert. Sepracor Corporation. Website accessed January 30, 2011.
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