Nasacort® Difference

Comparing Allergy Treatments

Different classes of nasal allergy medications, and the brands within those classes, have different pros and cons when it comes to treating allergic rhinitis. Nasacort® Allergy 24HR is an intranasal steroid (INS)—the most effective class of nasal allergy medication, according to the latest medical guidelines.1

Nasacort® treats both early- and late-phase AR symptoms—including nasal congestion—by treating the inflammation associated with allergic rhinitis.2 Nasacort® is also indicated for adults and children as young as 2 years of age.

Nasacort® Difference: no scent, no alcohol, no harsh taste

References: 1. Wallace DV, Dykewicz MS, Bernstein DI, et al; Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The diagnosis and management of rhinitis: an updated practice parameter. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008;122(suppl 2):S1-S84. 2. Luskin AT, Scherger JE, Pollart SM. Beyond the nose: the systemic inflammatory effects of allergic rhinitis. Hosp Physician. 2004;40(2):13-22.

Use only as directed.

Comparing OTC INSs

Nasacort® Allergy 24HR vs Flonase®

For your patients, a scent-free, alcohol-free OTC INS may be important. Like Nasacort®, Flonase® is an OTC INS, but their different formulations cause them to smell different.1

FLONASE is a registered trademark, used under license by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

Reference: 1. Flonase Allergy Relief question and answer book. 14-0033AWL. Clifton, NJ: GlaxoSmithKline; 2014. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/205434Orig1s000lbl.pdf. Accessed March 16, 2015.

Use only as directed.

Comparing OTC Options

Nasacort® Allergy 24HR vs other nasal allergy medications

See how Nasacort® compares to other common nasal allergy medications by selecting a brand.1-7 Click or tap on the chart to choose a different brand. To compare all, download the PDF below. All comparisons are based on product labels.

Scent-free
Alcohol-free
Treats rhinorrhea
Relieves 
itchy nose
Reduces sneezing
Reduces 
inflammation
Treats nasal 
congestion
Targets 
early-stage AR
Targets 
late-stage AR
Safe for daily use 
(>3 days)
Non-drowsy
24-hour relief*
Safe for use with 
blood pressure 
medication
Non-addictive

This chart represents leading allergy medicines and is not intended to represent an all-inclusive list. Flonase, Afrin, Sudafed, Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec are registered trademarks of their respective owners. See individual product packaging for information about use.

Includes Sudafed Congestion, Sudafed 12 HOUR, and Sudafed 24 HOUR.
Includes Afrin Original.

*It may take up to 1 week of daily use to feel the most symptom relief.

References: 1. Afrin Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 2. Benadryl Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 3. Claritin Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 4. Flonase Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 5. Sudafed Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 6. Zyrtec Drug Facts. Accessed June 12, 2015. 7. Wallace DV, Dykewicz MS, Bernstein DI, et al; Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The diagnosis and management of rhinitis: an updated practice parameter. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008;122(suppl 2):S1-S84.

Use only as directed.