Is Flonase Sensimist the same as Veramyst?
Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on March 31, 2021.
Flonase Sensimist (generic name: fluticasone furoate) Allergy Relief is the over-the-counter (OTC) version of Veramyst. Flonase Sensimist contains the same active ingredient and is the same strength as Veramyst, but prescription Veramyst has now been discontinued in the U.S. and is no longer on the market.
Both products contain fluticasone furoate, a corticosteroid nasal spray used for the treatment of symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies. Fluticasone is effective for nose and eye allergy symptoms such as itchy and watery eyes, stuffy or runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing.
Flonase Sensimist is used in adults and children ages 2 years and older.
How is Flonase different from Flonase Sensimist?
The main difference between Flonase Allergy Relief and Flonase Sensimist is that Flonase Sensimist is formulated using the patented MistPro technology. This technology allows a fine, gentle mist that is scent-free and less likely to drip. It is alcohol-free and has a specially designed bottle with a short nozzle. The Sensimist formulation may be more acceptable to small children.
Flonase Allergy Relief and Flonase Sensimist are both over-the-counter (OTC) corticosteroid nasal sprays that provide relief from allergy symptoms for 24 hours. Both products contain fluticasone furoate.
Children's Flonase Sensimist is used in children 2 years of age and older while the Children's Flonase Allergy Relief is used in children 4 years of age and older. Neither product causes drowsiness.
Both Flonase Allergy Relief and Flonase Sensimist are from GSK Consumer Healthcare.
Related: Full list of nasal corticostoroids
- Flonase.com. Products. GSK Consumer Healthcare. Accessed March 31, 2021 at https://www.flonase.com/products/
- Fluticasone nasal. Product monograph. Drugs.com. Accessed March 31, 2021 at https://www.drugs.com/mtm/fluticasone-nasal.html
- Allergy Facts and Figures. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Accessed March 31, 2021 at http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx
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