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Veramyst Side Effects

Generic Name: fluticasone nasal

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug fluticasone nasal. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Veramyst.

It is possible that some side effects of Veramyst may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to fluticasone nasal: nasal spray

As well as its needed effects, fluticasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Veramyst) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking fluticasone nasal, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

More common
  • Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  • cough
  • headache
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • vomiting
Less common
  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • excessive mucus
  • fever
  • general aches and pains
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach pain
  • weakness
  • runny nose
  • White patches inside nose or throat
Symptoms of overdose
  • Blindness
  • blurred vision
  • bone fractures
  • excess facial hair growth in females
  • fullness of face, neck, and trunk
  • high blood pressure
  • impotence in males
  • increased thirst or urination
  • lack of menstrual periods
  • muscle wasting
  • weakness

Some fluticasone nasal side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Burning, dryness, or other irritation inside the nose
  • sore throat
Less common
  • Runny nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fluticasone nasal: nasal spray


Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis effects (including growth reduction)[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, unpleasant taste, unpleasant smell[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Toothache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal distension, vomiting, gastrointestinal gaseous symptoms
Frequency not reported: Gum signs and symptoms[Ref]


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, urticaria, bronchospasm)[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Cataracts, glaucoma, raised intraocular pressure
Frequency not reported: Transient ocular changes[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (26%), epistaxis (20%)
Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngolaryngeal pain, nasal ulceration, cough, pharyngitis, bronchitis, nasal dryness, throat irritation, throat dryness, blood in nasal mucosa, nasal irritation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rhinalgia, nasal discomfort (including nasal burning, nasal soreness)
Postmarketing reports: Nasal septal perforation[Ref]


The most commonly reported side effects were nasopharyngitis, epistaxis, and pyrexia.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Back pain[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Pyrexia
Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. "Product Information. Flonase (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

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