I have lost all sense of taste and smell after using the generic version of Flonase, is there anything I can do to get it back?
8 Mar 2012
You didn't hear it from me, but your best hope is to get a prescription for Theophylline. It is indicated as a long term cure for asthma, but one doctor in the DC area has been having tremendous success curing patients with a loss of smell/taste, especially if they lost it during their life from an accident or situation like yours, rather than being born with it (like I myself am, that is, congenital anosmia--I can taste just fine). So, if you have a primary physician who's willing to give you a prescription for this now rarely used, but also pretty harmless drug, it is probably your best hope.
20 Apr 2015
I used Flonase only one time on 4-14-2015 and noticed 2 days later that my sense of smell was almost totally gone. I could not even smell natural gas. After reading other comments on the internet, including yours, I was very distraught, and was 99% sure it would never come back. I has come back as of today, 5 days later. I'm grateful beyond belief.
16 Feb 2016
I am seeking an answer to this very question. I have lost my sense of taste and smell for a long time after taking the generic form of Flonase, and right now I am having greater issues and my doctor still proscribed it. Funny thing this is not one of the side effect the company posted.
- Flonase Information for Consumers
- Flonase Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flonase (detailed)
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