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What is Ciclesonide used for?

Ciclesonide nasal spray is used to treat nasal allergy symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis. These symptoms include runny or itchy nose, sneezing, stuffiness or congestion, irritation, and discomfort. It belongs to the class of medications called corticosteroids. This inhaled corticosteroid medication works by preventing and reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nose. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Ciclesonide?

The dosage of Ciclesonide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Ciclesonide?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Ciclesonide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Ciclesonide?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ciclesonide, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Ciclesonide?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ciclesonide.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ciclesonide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Ciclesonide?

Like other medicines, Ciclesonide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ciclesonide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ciclesonide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ciclesonide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ciclesonide can cause side effects such as sore throat, headache, ear pain, and nosebleed. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Ciclesonide.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Ciclesonide?

Is it possible for me to use Ciclesonide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Ciclesonide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ciclesonide?
How will Ciclesonide work in my body?
How should Ciclesonide be used?
How to reduce the risk of Ciclesonide drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ciclesonide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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