Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic name: Fluticasone Brand names: Flonase, Flovent, Flovent Diskus, Flovent Rotadisk (Spanish name, Flixotide) Why is Fluticasone prescribed? Flonase nasal spray is a remedy for the stuffy, runny, itchy nose that plagues many allergy-sufferers. It can be used either for seasonal attacks of hay fever or for year-round allergic conditions. Flonase is a steroid medication. It works by relieving inflammation within the nasal passages. . Flonase may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.