A comparison study found no statistical difference in the efficacy of treatment between the Nasonex and Flonase, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Both are corticosteroid nasal sprays that work similarly for the treatment of rhinitis.Continue Reading
Flonase treats allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Fluticasone propionate is the generic form of the medication, which patients typically spray in each nostril one to two times per day, explains MedlinePlus. Nasonex, whose active ingredient is mometasone, also treats both allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, and patients spray it one to two times per day in each nostril, according to Medscape. Patients can also use both nasal sprays for the treatment of nasal polyps, notes Mayo Clinic.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays relieve symptoms of rhinitis by decreasing swelling of the nasal mucosa and by reducing mucus production, states MedlinePlus. Studies have shown that corticosteroids inhibit inflammatory cytokines to reduce swelling while also inhibiting the function of monocytes and macrophages. This process is not entirely understood, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information .
The side effects of both medications include stinging or burning in the nose after use, sore throat, nasal ulcers, infection of the nasal passages, hypercorticism, and candidiasis of the mouth and nose, notes MedlinePlus. In rare cases nasal perforation may occur.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Nasonex is a brand name for mometasone nasal, according to Drugs.com. It is a corticosteroid with the chemical formula of C27H30Cl2O6 and treats sneezing, rhinitis and congestion caused by allergies. Adult patients also take Nasonex to treat nasal polyps.Full Answer >
Non-anaesthetists often use medications such as diazepam and midazolam to soothe pain during cardioversion procedures, while anaesthetists utilize general anaesthetics such as propofol or etomidate, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The aim is to induce moderate to deep sedative effects in the patients.Full Answer >
Some evidence suggests using betel leaf may prevent oral cancers by maintaining ascorbic acid levels in the human mouth, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. As of 2015, there is little clinical research evidence to confirm benefits of betel leaf use by humans for detoxification and reduced inflammation.Full Answer >
Topamax, formally known as topiramate, is not normally prescribed for weight loss, but rather as a medication for other conditions; although, it has been known to help patients achieve weight loss over the course that it has been prescribed, which can range anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to 8.5 weeks, according to a paper published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Topiramate reaches peak levels in the body within 1.75 to 4.3 hours, and will begin to help with weight loss although results may not be noticed immediately. Depending on the treatment that topiramate was originally prescribed for, dosages range anywhere from 100 to 375mg per day with the average total weight loss being 22 pounds.Full Answer >