Fluticasone now in generic, sort of

Fluticasone now in generic, sort of

There are 91 comments on the Educated Guesswork story from Jun 15, 2006, titled Fluticasone now in generic, sort of. In it, Educated Guesswork reports that:

Flonase, one of the first line corticosteroid nasal sprays is now available in generic from PAR pharmaceutical .

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Medical Holocaust

Hope Mills, NC

#85 May 28, 2011
In spite of the fact the US pays over $8000 per person for health care we have the worst health care in the industrialized world.


1. America spends $7,290 per capita on health care, far more than other countries. That was in 2005. We now spend over $8,000 per capita.(Thanks to corporate gangsters running health care in the US)

2. America spent $2.4 trillion on health care in 2008. That's nearly as much as food, clothing, and national defense combined.(When they have us by the balls our hearts and minds will follow)

3. From 2000 to 2007, health care premiums increased 10.6% per year. In the same period, overall inflation averaged only 2.8%.(Greedy treasonous corporatist bastards hate America and Americans)

4. A majority of Americans complain that their doctors neither spend enough time with them nor respect them.(Most doctors are greedy arrogant fuckers)

5. Only 28% of U.S. doctors use electronic medical records. 90% do in the U.K.(That way the can more easily alter medical records to cover medical errors and/or commit billing fraud)

6. Most doctors in Europe are paid based on performance. In America, this is true with only 30 percent.(That's because greedy US doctors try to cram as many patient visits in a day as possible)

7. 41% of U.S. adults have problems paying medical bills and many are hounded by collection agencies.(Because US health care is TOO expensive. Given its quality it 90% too expensive)

8. American kids are three times as likely to be prescribed antidepressants than kids in Europe.(The corporate fascists have been dumbing down our kids for decades)

9. A quarter of Americans throw away prescriptions because they can't afford to fill them.(Being that most new medications do more harm than good maybe they are doing themselves a favor)

10. 42% of Americans said hospital staff do not always explain medicines and side effects.(More greed and arrogance! AND... they just don't give a shit!)

11. Health care spending dwarfs the $1.3 trillion of combined profitability generated by every corporation in America.(It's about control.)

12. A quarter of America's children have untreated tooth decay or cavities.(My dentist is old school and he does a lot of pro bono work for poor kids)

13. 20% of Americans report having had a lab, medical, or medication error (tied for worst with Australia).(This is not surprising. US health care is the worst in the industrialized world.)

14. Doctors spend $210 billion per year on procedures based on fear of liability, not patient need.(At least that is what those over paid incompetent malingerers claim.)

15. 30,000 infants die in the U.S. each year.(The US has a high infant mortality rate compared to many other countries.)

16. Compared to the British, Americans are three times as likely to have diabetes.(Diabetes is big money. Keep em fat and ignorant and take their money)

17. More than a quarter of Texans don't have access to affordable health care. 100% of Mexicans do.(Even poor third world country treats people better. At least Texas is really good and lethal injections. Yep, the doctors swab the victim's arm with alcohol.)

18. America has half as many doctors per capita as
Greece.(They say the Greeks invented buggering. The US health care system certainly perfected it.)

19. Medicare operates with 3% overhead. Non-profit insurance has a 16% overhead. Private insurance has a higher overhead, at 26%.(It kinda looks like Barney Frank was right about single payer.)

20. As health care costs escalate, even private insurers are making less money.

34 more disturbing facts here. http://medicalholocaust.blogspot.com/2011/05/ ...

Honolulu, HI

#86 Jul 3, 2011
Oh my goodness. I am living in Hawaii and started getting allergies as soon as I moved here. Finally, a wise doctor put me on Flonase, and ever since using it daily, I have not had any problems (as soon as I stop taking it, I notice a big change). However, after a surgery I had, I was put on the Roxane generic formula. I then went back to regular Flonase and had no problems, and then was put back on the generic brand by my pharmacist. BUT...I had severe ear pain and fluid behind my ears a month ago (when taking the generic brand), then it disappeared for awhile, and then these past two weeks, the pain behind my ears has returned, my head feels extremely stuffy, all I want to do is sleep, my PND is back with a vengeance, and I can feel physical swelling in my facial bones. I was in my room crying to myself because I am a poor student who needs to work and who has iffy health insurance. I can afford $40 medication, but I cannot afford catscans and allergy tests or whatnot. When I'm in air-conditioning, I have trouble, and when I'm outside I have trouble. I figured it was mold or vog, but why now?? The only two changes were that I started to use an indoor fan AND I started using this generic stuff. If I find out that the generic formula is what has caused this agony and loss of wages, I'm going to be extremely happy AND extremely angry.

United States

#87 Jul 27, 2011
Richard wrote:
I've been using Beconase Nasal spray for years but have found that it hasn't been working as well as it used to so I asked my doctor for Flonase. The doctor said the generic was cheaper and had the same ingredients as Flonase so I tried it. It relieved all my sinus pressure and allowed air through a nostril that hasn't been fully open in years. It was far superior to Beconase in every way. The only problem is that it seemed to increase the volume of my Tinnitus. NY is now having it's worst allergy season in history and the generic Flonase (actually called "Fluticasone Proprionate") is really helping me breathe better but the increase in tinnitus noise is horrible. I guess you have to take the good with the bad sometimes but if I had a million dollars I'd give it all away tomorrow in exhange for a cure for tinnitus. Why can't the drug companies come up with something for the millions of people who have this condition?
yes, the Flonase increase the tinnitus. I did not take it this morning and i was surprised to see that the tinnitus intensity was lower. Then, later on tonight, I used the Fluconase again, and the tinnitus increased dramatically. Try and see if you can find something else that will work for your sinuses, try alternative medicine, such as acupuncture.
hope that helps.

Brockville, Canada

#89 Oct 15, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Fluticasone) gen-express.com/products/flonase.htm... Good price and quality.
John -SE PA

Harleysville, PA

#90 Nov 1, 2011
Generic still sucks wrote:
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I was diagnosed with visual migraines with optic auras for the first time in my life and come to think of it, after using a generic brand of flonase.
Hi salt Lake
I am still trying to confirm if the generic casued my eye optical stroke. can't find anyone to confirm it, my Neuro-Optomoligist did not deny or confirm either. Have you had any additional or continuing eye problems? are you still taking the fluticasone? Please let me know. I do believe this Rx had some cotribution. Anyone else want to add to this?Thanks
Bob Jones

Cedar Park, TX

#91 Feb 9, 2012
Don't use the Generic. It is made in Israel and is not the same as the name brand. It made me have serious migraines and vertigo.

Myrtle Beach, SC

#93 Feb 16, 2012
I used brand name Flonase since 1998 due to severe allergies that cause infection and severe nasal polyps. I switched over the the generic version about 2 months ago to save money. Got it filled at SAM's club and did not ask who made it. Since using the generic (made by Roxane) I have suffered with nasal conjestion, excessive nose bleeding, and sinus headaches I have not had in YEARS. I toughed it out thinking my body had to adjust but it never got better. I went today and got a generic made by Apotex. Seems to be some better but still have a burning sensation. All generics are not equal nor as effective as brand name. But the brand name will cost 3 times as much out of my pocket so I will have to find a generic that is close to the brand name as possible.

Trenton, NJ

#95 Jun 28, 2012
Bonnie AOL wrote:
I finally figured out why I have been haveing irregular heart beat. I stopped useing it and in one day the irregular heartbeat has stopped. I am in day 3 and its still has stopped.
Did this really cause your pvcs? I'm wondering if it causing mine?
Disco Doug

Minneapolis, MN

#96 Aug 23, 2012
My aunt, who was a nurse for many years, told me that there was serious consideration about taking Flonase off of the market.

Woodway, TX

#97 Sep 12, 2012
My dr started me out on Floticasone about 5 months ago as an experiment. I have had horrible allergies for many years. Had shots, took pills, took steroid shots every six months and never had real relief. Since being on Floticasone, my life has changed. I have not experienced any of the side effects others have had. It's wonderful to finally have relief and I hope others find their relief as well.

United States

#98 Dec 12, 2012
My ears ring constantly!
Cliff Kansas wrote:
I have been using Flonase for several years. Flonase went to Tier Level 3 so I decided to use the generic Fluticasone. I have used to for over 2 month now. I have had severe ringing in both ears for over a month. The ringing is driving me crazy. I have a doctors appointment next week for this. After reading information on the internet I am concerned that the Fluticasone is causing my problems. I have decided to stop using it today. I hope this helps. If it does I will update.

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