Omnaris, also known as ciclesonide nasal spray, is a type of medication classified as a corticosteroid. It keeps the body from releasing some of the substances it releases that can cause inflammation. When there is inflammation, it can cause swelling and other problems. This medication prevents inflammation so the nasal passages don’t get as swollen and uncomfortable when a patient has hay fever.

This medication treats several nasal symptoms that can be present when the patient has seasonal allergies. These can include a stuffy nose, congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. It can be used in patients who are at least six years old.

Precautions and Warnings of Omnaris

Before you use this medication, please tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it. If you have, don’t use Omnaris. If you have allergies to substances, one of them may be an inactive ingredient in this medication. Talk to your pharmacist to find out for sure.

Talk to your doctor about your complete medical history and tell them whether you have had certain conditions. These include any recent problems with your nose, like surgery, an ulcer, or an injury. It also consists of any past or current infections, such as a herpes eye infection or tuberculosis. Also, tell your doctor if you have eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, lung problems like asthma, or a lung infection.

Taking a corticosteroid like Omnaris can cause you to contract contagious infections more easily. Let your doctor know if you get exposed to anyone with an infectious disease like the flu, COVID-19, chickenpox, or measles. It’s best to stay away from anyone with any contagious disease while you’re taking this medication. Taking Omnaris can also cause your body not to respond well when stressed. If you have an emergency treatment or surgery, are injured, or have a severe illness, make sure the doctor knows that you’re taking this medication. You may not heal as quickly. If you have any infection, including parasites, a virus, bacterial, or fungal infection, make sure your doctor knows before taking this medication.

When a child takes this medication, this medication can slow the child’s rate of growth temporarily. While using this medication, the child should have their height checked regularly.

If you’re pregnant, this medication should only be used when it’s certainly needed. Talk to your doctor about any risks there may be, as well as the benefits you get from using it. If you’re breastfeeding, there may be risks while taking Omnaris. It’s unknown whether this medication is found in breast milk, so talk to your doctor about whether you should use it while breastfeeding.

If you’ve been taking any other types of steroid medications, let your doctor know about it. It may take a couple of days before this medication starts to cause improved symptoms. Continue to use the medication as prescribed, even if the symptoms are better. If you get no symptom relief after using it for two to five weeks, tell your doctor about the problem. If you were taking another steroid medication that you had to stop when you started taking this one, you may go through withdrawal. Steroid withdrawal can cause you to have weakness, depression, and muscle pain. Don’t stop any medication without your doctor explicitly telling you to. You may need to taper off a steroid instead of stopping suddenly.

Omnaris Side Effects

Generally, not enough of the medication is used so that it’s absorbed into the bloodstream, but this can happen. If it does, it can lead to too much corticosteroid in the blood and additional side effects. These are more likely to happen to patients who are children or who take high doses for a long time. These side effects include extreme fatigue, swelling of the feet or ankles, vision problems, weight loss, headaches, and increased thirst and urination. It may also cause depression, anxiety, rapid weight gain, acne, or changes in your menstrual cycle.

It’s possible for corticosteroids used in the nose to cause a fungal infection either in the throat or nose. If you get a fever, severe sore throat, nasal pain, or white patches in the throat, contact your doctor right away.

It’s rare to have a severe allergic reaction to Omnaris, but it can happen. It could cause itching or swelling of the throat, tongue, or face, itching, a rash, trouble breathing, and severe dizziness. If you experience these side effects, you likely need emergency medical care.

Common Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects can be:

  • Ear pain
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal irritation
  • Stuffy nose
  • Eye pain
  • Severe nasal pain
  • Severe nosebleeds
  • Breathing causing a whistling sound

Serious Side Effects

If you have any of the most severe side effects, you need to get immediate medical care. These side effects include:

  • Sudden vision loss, tunnel vision, blurry vision, swollen or painful eyes, seeing halos around lights, or other severe eye symptoms
  • A severe headache, slurred speech, profuse sweating, confusion, an unsteady feeling, high fever, tremors, weakness in the legs or arms, coordination problems, stiff muscles, or difficulty walking
  • Severe heart symptoms like pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath, passing out, fast or irregular heartbeat, chest fluttering, lightheadedness, or sudden dizziness

Drug Interactions With Omnaris

This medication may interact poorly with a drug called ketoconazole. Your doctor may know of other medications that can cause an adverse reaction. Always tell your doctor about everything you’re taking to ensure none of them will interact with Omnaris. Tell them about all the prescription drugs you take, as well as anything over the counter, such as OTC medications or supplements.

Strengths and Dosages of Omnaris

This medication comes in a strength of 50 mcg/actuation. It generally comes in a 12.5 g bottle that will give you 120 actuations after the bottle has been primed. A typical dose is two sprays into each nostril once a day. It would be best if you didn’t use more than this unless your doctor specifically says to do so.

Cost of Omnaris in America

Other corticosteroids and other nasal medications can be used for hay fever. The price you’ll pay for Omnaris depends on the individual pharmacy, your area, and whether you have health insurance coverage and coupon cards. The introductory retail price for a bottle of Omnaris is about $320.

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FAQs of Omnaris

If you are a current customer and have questions about Omnaris, we welcome you to contact us, and we can have one of our licensed pharmacists reach out to you.

Can you take this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding, but there may be risks to the baby. Talk to your doctor about the need for the medication versus any potential dangers.

Can you drink alcohol while you’re taking this medication?

Yes, it’s OK to drink while you’re using Omnaris.

Can using this medication cause nosebleeds?

Yes. A nosebleed may be relatively mild, or it may be severe. If you have a severe nosebleed, please tell your doctor immediately.

If I’m already taking a steroid medication, should I quit taking it?

It’s possible to go into withdrawal if you stop a steroid medication all at once. If your doctor directs you to stop another medication when you start this one, you may need to taper off that medication slowly to avoid withdrawal.

Can this medication help with hay fever?

Yes, it’s commonly prescribed to treat the seasonal allergies known as hay fever. It can help with many of the symptoms these allergies can cause, such as a runny or stuffy nose.

How does this medication work?

It keeps the body from producing as many substances as it usually would, which can cause inflammation. Preventing inflammation can prevent nasal swelling as well as many of the other symptoms of hay fever.

Is this an expensive medication?

It can be relatively expensive. One bottle of this nasal spray can cost more than $300.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations. It should not be taken as an endorsement of any specific medication or treatment. Individual health conditions and responses to treatment can vary greatly; therefore, this information should not be seen as a guarantee of safety, suitability, or effectiveness for any particular individual. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized medical advice and before making any decisions regarding your health or treatment plans.

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