User Reviews for Nasacort to treat Allergic Rhinitis
Nasacort has an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 from a total of 64 ratings for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. 44% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 41% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Nasacort
"I have awful airborne allergies. I used nasacort and had great relief, although I have always said I wouldn't use steroids. It was all good until I started feeling very anxious, panic attacks having heart palpitations, pain in my sides over my kidneys, feeling generally sick, felt like my blood pressure was really high, and my hair fell out! I'm not kidding you! Hair loss is a side effect of triamcinolone, and half of my hair fell out! After trips to 4 different Drs (cardiologist, endocrinologist, dermatologist, and primary Dr) who found nothing in the tons of labs they drew, it was the triamcinolone in nasacort! It took almost 2 years for my hair to grow back. I ended up hospitalized in atrial fibrillation for 2 days also at that time because of it. I had never had it before and have never had it again. I am a registered nurse of 33 years. If you use this medicine daily for any extended period of time, you will probably have severe withdrawal symptoms like I did."
"Nasacort was good news/bad news for me. The past year I've had terrible post nasal drip that my Zyrtec and Astepro were not taking care of, so I added the Nasacort. I had terrible coughing attacks day and night. In a few days on this spray, the drip is so much better and coughing much less. The bad news is this usually fun loving, peaceful, yoga type, meditating, tree hugger kind of girl wants to pick a fight and punch someone in the nose. Steroids! I can't take steroid pills, but my doc insisted this was not absorbed by the body. I think it's safe to say he was wrong. It's the middle of the night and I'm pacing the floor. My apologies to the person I pick a fight with today. At least my nose won't drip on you."
"I have chronic rhinitis, mixed (allergic and non) and I have found Nasacort works better than other steroid nasal sprays for ME (like Flonase, budesonide etc). I haven’t noticed any serious side effects. I want to say this about other reviews: every medication can have side effects, and everyone will have a different reaction to them. Every medication will work differently on various people. Just because one person has side effects or it works one way does NOT mean it’s true for everyone. My niece has a severe skin rash to eating strawberries — does that mean everyone should stop eating strawberries?? I’ve gotten severe reaction to Neosporin — does that mean neosporin is bad and no one should use it? Of course not. My personal body has a reaction to it. Keep this in mind when reading other people’s personal experiences with medications."
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"I was directed by Dr to take Nasacort along with antibiotics for a sinus infection. On the first day I take it (morning) I noticed that at bedtime I have trouble falling asleep. Found it odd. Second night, same thing but also feeling anxious and a general feeling of not feeling better. Third day, again hard time falling asleep. After 3 days tried to figure out what is going on. Then realised it started taking Nasacort.... bingo... stopped it and everything is coming back to normal. Can’t trust the manufacturer to tell you all the side effects but thank goodness for consumers like us to do so. Not worth it."
"My experience was awful. I paid around $40 for this and it made me nauseous, made my heart pound, and made me feel anxious...all after only one use. Then later there was a crash and I felt exhausted. It helped slightly with my allergies but not too much, and NOT worth it."
"Nasacort is a mixed bag. It relieved my allergies to cats and ragweed like nothing ever has. Also, to my surprise, it reduced chronic pain that I've had for decades. I had the spunk of an Energizer Bunny, but Nasacort made my chronic insomnia much worse. Even though it gave me boundless energy, I was only able to sleep for four hours at night---every night. I am a non-confrontational person who hardly has a temper, but the Nasacort made me feel irritable and angry to a degree that was difficult to control. I am 67 years old and show early signs of cataracts. The raging insomnia and irritability/anger were also unacceptable, so I decided to discontinue Nasacort. I used the Nasacort for approximately five years and am now back where I started, looking for something safe for treating severe allergies. Sigh....."
"I am a young woman and have been taking this at night to clear my allergies because zertec just won't cut it anymore and this has been working. I haven't had any bad allergy symptoms and can breathe freely. But since taking this medicine I have had some adverse side effects. I have been woken up in the middle of the night from my heart racing and what feels like a panic attack. It is so bad I have to get up and turn on a light and go do something just so I can calm myself down let alone get myself to sleep. I have decided that this is just too much to go through for clear sinuses so I am no longer going to take this medicine and try something else."
"Please folks do not use Nasocort nasal spray. Long term use caused me to develop cataract in both my eyes - I'm only 39 yrs old. My eye doctor has reported an increase in cataracts in younger patients from these terrible chemicals. Please think twice before using!!"
"After using Nasacort for several weeks, The allergy subsided, but I have completely lost my sense of smell and taste. I stopped using the Nasacort and began just using saline spray and to my very upsetting dismay, I can still smell nothing! This product has changed my life in such a negative way! I cannot smell the flowers that are now coming up in my garden. I cannot taste the food I am making to see what spices it may need. I cannot smell the perfume that my husband bought me for Christmas. I cannot even tell if something is burning in the oven. This is just a terrible side effect - AND one that is not even listed on the packaging!"
"I suffer from indoor allergies especially during the winter. I also have a cat that I love and will not get rid of just because I am stuffy and blowing my nose in the morning. When Nasacort began being advertised a lot recently due to it now being available Over The Counter I decided to try it. I was amazed to find that after just using it once at night (since I feel the worst upon waking up) I woke to open sinuses and not once did I need to blow my nose! Wow! I have been using it now for about 4 days and it continues to work fantastically all day. I work in a school and sometimes the air is so dry and irritating and I will have sneezing fits. I feel great at work and my nose and sinuses are never a problem at all during the day."
"Anyone that typed a good review for this product was paid by the company. I have now tried this product twice and I can now say that it DOES NOT WORK. It actually has side effects that are not listed: coughing, irritability, MORE drainage, completely stopped up nostril. Use at your own risk. Don't say I didn't warn you."
"My husband took this before he went to bed the other night. Had only used this medicine 1-2 times before. I was woken up to him having a seizure . It seemed like it lasted forever but it was the scariest thing ever seeing your husband helpless. So far all tests (bloodwork, CAT scan and EEG have come out good ). The only thing he did different was take Nasacort that night. I think he had an allergic reaction. I will never let him or anyone I know use this!"
"I have been treated for years for the seasonal allergy I was suffering. I used nasacort for three days and my problem has disappeared completely. I am so satisfied with the effect of this medicine that I want to recommend it to everyone who is suffering from running nose, seasonal allergy, itching nose and so on."
"I have horrendous year round allergies. I take daily allergy prescription medicines and use Nasacort AQ as sort of a 'rescue' allergy medicine when my allergies persist in acting acting up (and they do/will several times a year). This medicine is magical. It provides almost instantaneous relief where nothing else would. It's quick and easy to use and the after-taste isn't particularly bad. I've suffered no ill side effects from using it. I am very grateful for it."
"Nasacort does not always work right away and often needs time to build up in your system. I didn't think it worked at first, but I eventually realized it did. It does a pretty good job of opening up my nasal passages that often have severe congestion. It is a lifesaver when I'm sleeping and wake up with horrendous sinus pressure. It works instantaneously. I have had zero side effects. I am prone to anxiety like I'm assuming a lot of other people here. The first day or two I took it, I attributed a faster heartbeat and feeling blue to the Nasacort. It's false correlation due to panic. Please don't be afraid to take this because of side effects read about by other panickers."
"Works but like others gives me anxiety. I only use this if I absolutely have to it makes me sneeze and then dries everything up. It also makes me a little dizzy and feel loopy. I’m still trying to find that perfect allergy medication but it’s been a long road. I would recommend this for occasional usage. I’m a young adult and have had allergies since childhood but recently my allergies have gotten worse which is why I take this and other allergy medication."
"My son & I have year round allergies, and my son's asthma (he's 14) is exacerbated by nasal congestion. I tried everything! Some stuff worked ok, some not at all, but this product is like a miracle. We don't suffer AT ALL from allergies now, and my son's asthma is improved as a result as well. Try it and see. I bet you'll love it."
"I am very sensitive to all medications so was so happy to try Nasacort. It worked really well for my allergies but after two weeks of using it the side effects were awful. Right off the bat my right eyelid was twitching nonstop. I put up with it since I could finally breath but then the heart palpitations started. It got so bad one night that I thought I was having a heart attack and almost passed out while I was driving. As soon as I stopped using Nasacort the symptoms went away. It also caused anxiety for me. I would not recommend this product to anyone. Hoping there is no permanent damage to my heart!!"
"After using this product for the last 5 years, I have now experienced high blood pressure, which in the past was always low. I also found I was having to use it constantly to clear my sinusitis. I have now come off this nasal spray and my sinuses are permanently blocked. It seems it is a 'catch 22' situation. Will now seek a more natural cure."
"The side effects from this medication included sinus infection and puffy eyes, cough and extreme dry mouth. My eyes were so puffy in the morning it was hard to open them. It gave me extreme dry mouth and a bronchitis type of cough. I didn't realize that the medication was causing the symptoms right away and I kept taking more of the product. When it I realized it was the product that was causing all the symptoms, I stopped taking it. The puffy eyes diminished quickly, but I still have the dry mouth and cough. I would not recommend this product to anyone."
"This drug almost killed me. I had every side effect to the extreme. Sleep deprivation led to me being delirious. At the hospital I went into anaphylactic shock. My heart hasn’t ever fully recovered. Stay away from this rubbish “medicine.”"
"This is the only medication that worked for me. A lifelong history (50+ yrs) of my nasal passages swelling up when sleeping or anytime I wasn't upright. I use once a day (at night) one spray each nostril and I now can sleep soundly with no stuffiness! No side effects for me, no jitters etc. My life has improved since using it."
"Apparently this product worked wonders for a friend of mine, within minutes of taking one dose my nose would not stop running like a faucet, I began feeling sharp yet sudden pain throughout my chest/stomach, I genuinely feel like I couldn't breath (I say feel because I'm dealing with the side affects as I type this) I have very bad diarrhea & I feel like I am going to puke up a storm at any point. Please don't take this & if you do be prepared. I wish I was."
"While using the product for about 2 to 3 weeks it cured the allergy symptoms but left me with what seemed to be manageable anxiety and lite panic attacks. Even though I have some holistic cures for anxiety ( holy basil tea or passion flower drops) the ongoing uneasiness from the drug made me stop. The first day off the medication I felt odd , the second day I was a little stronger, and the 3rd day I had a real panic attack. I wouldn't suggest the product to anyone who has had "any anxiety issues" in their life. At least I know I have a strong heart..."
"My 8 yrs/old son started having panic attacks (never had them before!) after taking 1 spray before bed). We discontinued this med but panic attacks are still there after 2 weeks - really scary indeed! Beware of this terrible drug! If someone had those as well please let me know and do you know when they will subside?"
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