Side Effects of Ciclesonide
Be careful of any serious effects and call your doctor immediately if these symptoms become severe or do no go away: headache, nosebleed, earache, flu-like symptoms, blurred vision, bruising, weakness, hives, rash, itching, swelling, difficulty breathing, or wheezing.
Using too much Ciclesonide on a regular basis over a long period of time can cause an enlarged face and neck, acne, easy bruising, extreme tiredness, muscle weakness, and irregular menstrual periods.
Ciclesonide may cause slower growth in children. It is not known if it permanently decreases the final adult height that children would reach. Discuss the risk of Ciclesonide with your doctor.
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How to Take Ciclesonide
Ciclesonide is a nasal solution usually sprayed in each nostril once daily at the same time everyday. Use Ciclesonide exactly as instructed and directed and only in the nose. Do not take any more or less than prescribed by your doctor. Do not swallow it and avoid contact in the eyes.
A bottle of Ciclesonide nasal spray should provide 60 or 120 sprays (depending on the amount and size of the bottle) after the bottle is primed. It must be thrown away after 4 months of use or 60/120 sprays even if the bottle still contains some liquid.
Continue to take Ciclesonide even if you feel well. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. Do not take more or less medication than prescribed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next does, skip the missed one and continue the regular dosing schedule.
Precautions for Ciclesonide
Do not use Ciclesonide if you have recently had an open sore in your nose, had nasal surgery, or a nasal injury that has not fully healed yet.
Other conditions like asthmas, arthritis, or eczema may be worsened when taken with Ciclesonide. Your body may be unable to deal with the stress of surgery, illness, and certain injuries during this time.
Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, allergies, vaccinations, and your medical history.
Make sure to keep the applicator on the nasal spray bottle clean. Wash the dust cap and applicator with warm water if it becomes clogged.
Contact you doctor if you become or plan to become pregnant or start breastfeeding.
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Important information about taking Ciclesonide
Shake the bottle carefully and take off the dust cover before use.
Point the bottle away from you and press down to release the pump.
Blow your nose in order to clear your nostrils.
Hold onto one nostril closed with your finger.
Tilt you head forward and put the tip of the nasal applicator into your open nostril while keeping the bottle upright.
Breathe into your nose and press quickly and firmly down on the applicator to release the spray.
Repeat these steps in the other nostril.
Wipe the applicator clean and replace the dust cover.