Ciclesonide nasal Side Effects

Not all side effects for ciclesonide nasal may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to ciclesonide nasal: nasal aerosol liquid, nasal spray

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ciclesonide nasal. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking ciclesonide nasal:

Less common
  • Bloody nose
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • nasal discomfort
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Acne or pimples
  • blindness
  • blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  • blurred vision
  • change in vision
  • darkening of the skin
  • decreased vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with breathing or troubled breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • eye pain
  • fainting
  • hives
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of consciousness
  • loss of vision
  • menstrual changes
  • mental depression
  • nausea
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • skin rash
  • swelling of the eyes, eyelids, face, or inside of the nose
  • tearing
  • tightness in the chest
  • vomiting
  • weight gain around the face, neck, and trunk
  • wheezing
  • white patches inside the nose or throat

Some of the side effects that can occur with ciclesonide nasal may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Ear pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ciclesonide nasal: nasal aerosol, nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache, epistaxis, nasopharyngitis, and ear pain.[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis effects[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Influenza
Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infections, immunosuppression[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (angioedema with swelling of the lips, tongue, and pharynx)[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, pharyngolaryngeal pain, sinusitis, nasal discomfort, cough, bronchitis, epistaxis
Frequency not reported: Nasal dryness, nasal mucosal/septum disorders, pharyngitis, streptococcal pharyngitis, tonsillitis, nasal septal perforations
Postmarketing reports: Nasal congestion, nasal ulcer[Ref]

Ocular

Postmarketing reports: Development or worsening of lens opacities, increase in intraocular pressure, worsening visual acuity[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Ear pain
Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing, ear infection[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Frequency not reported: Sinus headache
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, muscle strain[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Omnaris (ciclesonide nasal)." Sepracor Inc, Marlborough, MA.

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