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(ciclesonide) Nasal Spray
The active component of OMNARIS Nasal Spray is ciclesonide, a non-halogenated glucocorticoid having the chemical name pregna -1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 16,17-[[Rcyclohexylmethylene] bis(oxy)]-11-hydroxy-21-(2-methyl-1-oxopropoxy)-,(11β,16α)-. Ciclesonide is delivered as the R-epimer. The empirical formula is C32H44O7 and its molecular weight is 540.7. Its structural formula is as follows:
Ciclesonide is a white to yellow-white powder, practically insoluble in water and freely soluble in ethanol and acetone. OMNARIS Nasal Spray is a metered-dose, manualpump spray formulation containing a hypotonic aqueous suspension of ciclesonide. OMNARIS Nasal Spray also contains microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, hypromellose, potassium sorbate and edetate sodium; and hydrochloric acid to adjust the pH to 4.5.
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; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Nasal steroid medicine can be absorbed into your bloodstream, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. 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,...
What are the precautions when taking ciclesonide nasal spray (Omnaris)?
Before using ciclesonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: recent nose problems (such as injury, ulcers, surgery), current/past infections (including tuberculosis, herpes eye infection), certain eye problems (glaucoma, cataracts).
Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles infection while using this medication. If you are exposed to these infections, seek immediate medical attention.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/4/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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