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Generic Name: Ciclesonide nasal [sik-le-SON-ide].
Drug Class: Nasal steroids.

What is Omnaris?

Omnaris (ciclesonide nasal spray) is part of a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Ciclesonide acts by decreasing the release of chemicals within the body that create inflammation (swelling, which can lead to additional manifestations) in the nasal passages. Omnaris nasal spray can be utilized to relieve nasal irritations (congestion, nasal stuffiness, sneezing). Itchy nasal discharge) due to seasonal allergies in adults as well as children 6 years old and over. Omnaris is also used to relieve nasal symptoms that are caused by perennial allergies (which occur all year long) for both children and adults that are at least 12 years old.


Before taking Omnaris, inform your doctor whether you suffer from tuberculosis, asthma, glaucoma, or any other lung infections, an open sore within the nose, or recent nose surgery or injury. Talk to your doctor if you have used or are currently using any other steroid medication, such as inhaled, oral, or injectable.

Omnaris includes patient directions to ensure safe and effective use. Follow these instructions with care. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns. It could take anywhere from one to two days before your symptoms begin to improve. Use the medication exactly as prescribed and notify your physician if you persist after 2 to 5 months of treatment. If you stopped taking other steroid medications when you first started taking Omnaris, it is possible that you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms from steroids. These signs may include muscle or joint discomfort, depression, or weakness. Don't stop taking any medication containing steroids without first speaking with your doctor. It is possible that you will need to take less and less of the medication before you can stop completely. While it is unlikely that your body is able to absorb enough ciclesonide while you are taking high doses of Omnaris nasal spray to cause serious adverse reactions, consult your doctor if you are experiencing any steroid-related symptoms like irregular menstrual cycles or acne, increased hair growth and swelling of the face, rapid weight gain or facial roundness, more sweating, anxiety, depression, or any unusual thoughts or behaviors. Contact your doctor immediately in the event of sores or white spots inside and around the nostrils or if you are suffering from problems with vision, like tunnel vision.

Avoid being around those with illnesses or suffering from illnesses. Contact your physician to get preventive treatment if you've been exposed to measles or chickenpox. These diseases can be very serious and even fatal for those who take steroid medications.

Similar/related drugs

prednisone, fluticasone nasal, cetirizine, loratadine, promethazine, and Zyrtec

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Omnaris if you have an allergy to ciclesonide. To ensure that Omnaris is suitable for you, inform your doctor that you have:

  • aAsthma, tuberculosis, or other lung conditions.
  • Any type of illness caused by viruses, bacteria or fungus.
  • Glaucoma cataracts, HTML0 glaucoma, or herpes infections of the eyes.
  • A sore on your nose that hasn't yet healed.
  • A nose injury that has occurred recently.
  • Not been vaccinated or had chickenpox, as well as measles.

Steroids can affect the immune system of your body, which makes it more likely for you to contract an infection or worsen an existing infection that you are already suffering from. Inform your doctor of any infection or illness you've had in the last few weeks. It isn't known whether nasal ciclesonide can cause harm to an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant. Check with your doctor to get advice on whether it is safe to feed your baby while using Omnaris. Steroid medicine may affect the growth of children. Discuss with your doctor if you feel your child isn't growing at a regular rate when taking Omnaris.

How to take Omnaris nasal spray?

Use Omnaris precisely as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions. Do not make use of Omnaris in larger quantities or for a longer period than the prescribed duration. If you are taking another drug that is a steroid, don't stop it abruptly. Ask your doctor about tapering your dose. The standard dose of Omnaris is two sprays in each nostril every day. Follow the doctor's instructions for dosing extremely carefully. Before the first time you use it After your first use, gently shake Omnaris and then spray 8 sprays blown into the air far away from the face. Prime it again if the nasal spray hasn't been used for more than 4 days or if it's been dropped. You must shake Omnaris gently prior to each use. To utilize the Omnaris spray for nasal use:

  • When your head is up, place the bottle's tip into your nostril, then squeeze your other nostril to close. Breathe into the bottle, and then spray the medication into your nostrils. Apply it to the other nostril if you are directed to do so.
  • In the event that spray ends up in your mouth, eyes, or even on your face, wash it off with water.
  • Don't blow your nose for more than a couple of minutes. Do not apply the spray more than once within 24 hours.

Your symptoms might not improve for one to five weeks. Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen. If you take Omnaris for the long term, you could require regular eye exams. Place this medication upright in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Make sure the spray bottle is fresh and dry. Toss out your Omnaris nasal spray once you've used 120 sprays or four months after you have removed the container from the pouch made of foil, despite the fact that there's still some medicine inside the bottle.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose of Omnaris for Allergic Rhinitis:

Nasal spray (50 mg/spray) 2 sprays into each nostril every day (200 mg)
Maximum dosage: 200 mcg (2 sprays per nostril every day).

Omnaris Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis
6 years old and over:
Spray for nasal use (50 mg/spray) 2 sprays into each nostril every day (200 mg)
The maximum dose is 200 mg (2 sprays per nostril twice a day).
Chronic and seasonal allergic rhinitis:
12 years old and over:
Spray for nasal use (50 mg/spray) 2 sprays in each nostril every day (200 mg)
Dosage maximum: 200 mg (2 sprays per nostril every day).
Treatment: Treating nasal symptoms resulting from chronic and seasonal allergic rhinitis

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the medicine as quickly as you can; however, do not miss any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medication in your eye. If it does happen, then rinse your eyes with water. Don't spray this medication directly onto the tissue that is separating the nostrils (the nasal septum). Beware of those with illnesses or who suffer from illnesses. Consult your physician to get preventive treatment if you've been exposed to measles or chickenpox. These illnesses can be very serious or even fatal for those who use Omnaris nasal spray.

 Adverse effects of Omnaris

See a doctor immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. It is possible to contract infections more often, including deadly or life-threatening infections. Call your doctor immediately if you show symptoms of infection, like:

  • Fever, chills, sore throat.
  • Mouth sores; gum sores, red or swollen.
  • Pale skin, gentle bleeding, unusual bruising.
  • Chest pain, wheezing Dry cough or hack chest pain, wheezing, dry cough or hack losing

The risk of side effects can be high if the medication for nasal steroids is absorbed into the bloodstream. To ensure Omnaris is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Swelling and weight increase (especially on your face, upper back, or torso).
  • Thin skin and stretch marks, acne, or facial hair that is growing.
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and changes in sexual function.
  • Issues with memory and feeling anxious.

Omnaris can cause severe adverse effects. Consult your physician immediately in the event of:

  • Nasal bleeding, runny nasal crust, whistling sound when you breathe the air—nasal ulcers.
  • Blurred vision, eyes, redness or pain, eye pain or redness, seeing halos around lights.
  • symptoms of signs of thrush (a candida infection) --sores or white spots in your throat or mouth, trouble swallowing.
  • Reduced hormones in the adrenal gland, including hormones reduced adrenal gland hormones vomiting, stomach discomfort, nausea, lack of appetite, feeling lightheaded or tired, muscle or joint pain, skin discoloration desire for salty food.

Common Omnaris adverse effects could include:

  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Nosebleed, nasal irritation.
  • Sore throat, stuffy nose.
  • Ailment in the ear.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be experienced. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with ciclesonide. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medicines you are taking.