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  • Generic Name: (ciclesonide)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 05/2014
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Omnaris is a medicine used to treat nasal symptoms due to seasonal or year-round allergies.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Omnaris is thought to work by reducing inflammation in your nose.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Omnaris has been shown to improve symptoms associated with allergies; such as runny nose, itching, sneezing, and congestion.

      When: You may feel a relief in your nasal symptoms after 24 to 48 hours following your dose of Omnaris, with maximum relief seen within 1 to 2 weeks of starting Omnaris. It is important that you use Omnaris exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed to feel the full effects.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your nasal symptoms once you begin using Omnaris. This is a good indicator that your medicine is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: headache, nosebleeds, stuffy nose, ear pain, sore throat, dizziness.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Nasal problems such as holes in the cartilage of your nose with symptoms such as crusting in your nose, nosebleeds, runny nose, or a whistling sound when you breathe.

      Thrush (a fungal infection of the nose, mouth, throat, or tongue) with symptoms such as discomfort or pain in your throat, hoarseness in your voice, or redness or white colored patches in your mouth or throat.

      Weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections with symptoms such as fever, pain, aches, chills, tiredness, nausea, or vomiting.

      Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, dizziness, or nausea and vomiting that does not go away.

      Serious allergic reactions, with symptoms such as swelling of your face, throat, and tongue; hives; rash; or breathing problems.

      Slowed growth in children.

      Eye problems, including glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and cataracts.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Omnaris if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Omnaris. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have had recent nose problems such as a hole in the cartilage of your nose, nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal injury; eye problems (including glaucoma or cataracts); infections (including tuberculosis or herpes); have been exposed to chickenpox or measles; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and children ≥6 years: The recommended dose is 2 sprays per nostril once a day.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Omnaris exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Shake gently before use.

      Use Omnaris on a regular basis.

      If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, contact your healthcare provider.

      Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use your spray.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not come in contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles while you are using Omnaris.

      Do not spray Omnaris in your eyes or directly on your nasal septum (the wall between the 2 nostrils).

      Do not use more than a total of 2 sprays in each nostril per day.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Omnaris at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Omnaris during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Omnaris, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not spray two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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