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The active component of ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol is ciclesonide, a non-halogenated glucocorticoid having the chemical name pregna -1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 16,17-[[R-cyclohexylmethylene]bis(oxy)]-11-hydroxy-21-(2-methyl-1-oxopropoxy)-,(11B,16a)-. 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. It is soluble in dehydrated alcohol, acetone, dichloromethane, and chloroform. ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol is comprised of a pressurized, metered-dose aerosol canister and actuator, which is fitted with a dose indicator. ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol is intended for intranasal use only. Each canister contains a solution of ciclesonide in propellant HFA-134a (1,1,1,2 tetrafluoroethane) and ethanol. After priming, ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol 37 mcg delivers 50 mcg of ciclesonide from the valve and 37 mcg of ciclesonide from the actuator. This product delivers 50 microliters (59.3 milligrams) of solution as fine particle mist from the valve with each actuation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/6/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Zetonna Information
- Zetonna Drug Interactions Center: ciclesonide nasl
- Zetonna Side Effects Center
- Zetonna FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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