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CICLESONIDE (sye KLES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat nasal allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose. This medicine will not treat an infection.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
infection, like herpes, chicken pox, fungal infection, tuberculosis
recent surgery or injury of the nose or sinuses
an unusual or allergic reaction to ciclesonide, other steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Use this medicine in the nose. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure that you are using the inhaler correctly. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups as directed. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better in 4 weeks or if they get worse.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fever or infection
white patches in the mouth
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
burning, dryness, or irritation in the nose or throat
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep right side up. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after 120 sprays or 4 months after removing from foil pouch, whichever comes first.
CICLESONIDE (sye KLES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.
an unusual or allergic reaction to ciclesonide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is inhaled through the mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask your doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.
If you are also using a bronchodilator inhaler, like albuterol, use that inhaler first. Wait 5 minutes or more before using this medicine.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not start to get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
changes in vision
white patches or sores in the mouth or throat
loss of taste or unpleasant taste
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not get the inhaler wet. Check the dose counter of your inhaler to show you if the doses are all gone. Throw away your inhaler when it is empty. Do not reuse this inhaler. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.