The FDA recently approved nasal triamcinolone for over-the-counter use.
This means that consumers will soon be able to purchase some nasal steroid sprays at drugstores. Other nasal sprays will still be available by prescription. Previously, all nasal steroids were available only with a prescription because patients required occasional monitoring by a physician.
There are benefits and risks that go along with the decision to allow access to over-the-counter corticosteroids. To help patients make an informed decision, visit the AAAAI website and read an informative article.
It explains the importance of working with your doctor even if the medicines may be obtained without a prescription.