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Brand Names: Omnaris

Generic Name: ciclesonide (nasal) (Pronunciation: sik le SON ide)

What is ciclesonide (Omnaris)?

Ciclesonide is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Ciclesonide is used to treat nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies and hay fever, such as sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose.

Ciclesonide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ciclesonide nasal (Omnaris)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although it is not likely that your body will absorb enough of this medication to cause serious side effects, tell your doctor if you have any of these steroid-related symptoms:

  • irregular menstrual periods;
  • acne or increased hair growth;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain, roundness of the face;
  • increased sweating; or
  • depression, anxiety, unusual thoughts or behavior.

Call your doctor as soon as possible if you have sores or white patches inside or around your nostrils, or if you have any vision problems, such as tunnel vision.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ciclesonide (Omnaris)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ciclesonide.

Before using ciclesonide, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have asthma, glaucoma, tuberculosis or other infection of the lungs, an open sore inside your nose, or a recent nose injury or surgery. Tell your doctor if you are or have been using any other steroid medications: oral, inhaled, or injected.

Ciclesonide nasal comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Call your doctor if your nasal allergy symptoms get worse, or if they do not improve after using this medication for 2 weeks. It may take up to 5 weeks for your symptoms to improve if you use this medicine only during certain times of the year.

If you stopped using another steroid medication when you started using ciclesonide, you may have steroid withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include joint or muscle pain, depression, and weakness. Do not stop using any steroid medication without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Although it is not likely that your body will absorb enough of this medication to cause serious side effects, tell your doctor if you have any steroid-related symptoms such as irregular menstrual periods, acne, increased hair growth, swelling, rapid weight gain, roundness of the face, increased sweating, or unusual thoughts or behavior.

Call your doctor as soon as possible if you have sores or white patches inside or around your nostrils, or if you have any vision problems, such as tunnel vision.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or is especially bothersome.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.



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