Omnaris Nasal Spray (Ciclesonide) from Maple Leaf Medications.
Omnaris is a nasal spray that contains a hypotonic aqueous suspension of the active ingredient, ciclesonide. It is a steroid supplied in the form of a metered-dose, manual spray pump formula. The bottle, once primed, should be used with a nasal actuator to deliver 70 microliters of the suspension with 50 mcg of ciclesonide
The efficacy of Omnaris has been established for adults and children over the age of 6 years to relieve common nasal symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. It is also prescribed for the treatment of nasal symptoms caused by perennial allergies in adults and children 12 years or above. This drug helps prevent the production of inflammation-causing substances in the body.
How Omnaris Helps Reduce Symptoms
Omnaris helps reduce symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis as well as perennial allergic rhinitis. The symptoms may include congestion, sneezing, and runny nose. The drug contains ciclesonide, which is a glucocorticoid belonging to the class of steroid hormones. The drug attaches itself to the glucocorticoid receptor. It serves the dual purposes of producing anti-inflammatory proteins and reducing the pro-inflammatory proteins.
Before Taking Omnaris
Before taking Omnaris, inform the doctor if you are suffering from any lung conditions such as asthma or tuberculosis. Also, tell your doctor if you are suffering from bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for glaucoma, cataracts, or herpes infection of the eyes, or have a sore or patches inside your nose.
Use this medicine as per the instructions of your doctor and remember to read the patient information leaflet for safe and effective use. As a patient, tell your doctor if you have taken or are taking any other steroid drugs. If using Omnaris is interfering with the healthy growth of your child, discuss it with your doctor.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, tell your doctor. Even though it is unknown whether ciclesonide passes into breast milk or harms the baby, you should also tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
The medicine can take a couple of days before the symptoms start improving, so do not stop the intake of the medicine abruptly or without asking your doctor, as it can cause steroid withdrawal symptoms like depression, muscular pain, and lethargy. However, if there is no noticeable change in the symptoms after 2 to 5 weeks, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor immediately if you’ve been exposed to any infections or contagious diseases. These diseases can be lethal for patients being treated with steroid medication.
FAQs about Omnaris
What is the recommended dosage for Omnaris?
Although Omnaris should be used as per doctor’s prescription, the maximum recommended dosage is 2 sprays per nostril (200 mcg) daily and should not exceed it.
How should I prime the spray bottle?
Omnaris nasal spray bottle must be primed if used for the first time or after more than 4 days. Shake the bottle gently while holding it upright. Press the actuator completely and spray 8 times (for the first time) and one time or until the mist is visible (if using after 4 days).
Omnaris Nasal Spray
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