• Is it safe for a person who takes eye drops for glaucoma to use nasal sprays such as Nasacort?


    Question:

    Is it safe for a person who takes eye drops for glaucoma to use nasal sprays such as Nasacort?


    Answer:

    Nasacort is a steroid and it is certainly possible to have steroid-associated intraocular pressure elevations from nasal steroids. Fortunately, most patients will not have an associated pressure rise. However, whenever a nasal steroid is introduced in a patient with glaucoma, or at higher risk for developing glaucoma, monitoring by an ophthalmologist is warranted.


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