Generic Name: ciclesonide
Drug Class: corticosteroid
Omnaris is a nasal prescription spray used to treat nasal symptoms caused by seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis. It relieves symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing, itching, and nasal congestion.
This is available in Omnaris Nasal Spray 50 mcg in a 120 doses spray.
Omnaris Mechanism of Action
The exact effect of this nasal spray is still unknown. However, corticosteroids are known to have a wide range of effects on multiple cell types and mediators that are responsible for allergic inflammation.
How to Use Omnaris
Before starting to use Omnaris, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. You must not use any medication unless you have understood the uses and directions. For more medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
It is best to start using this product 2 to 4 weeks prior to pollen season. This is usually prescribed once a day. Avoid administering more than 2 sprays in each nostril in a day. Make a dosing schedule so you will not miss your doses. Do not increase/decrease your Omnaris dose or use this spray more frequently than prescribed.
Step-by-step Guide on how to use Omnaris Nasal Spray
- Before administering this nasal spray, blow your nose and clear your nostrils.
- Shake the bottle in a gentle manner, then open the cap.
- Hold the bottle properly by holding the top portion between the index finger and middle finger. Support the bottom part using your thumb.
- Insert the nasal applicator into the nostril and block the other nostril by pressing it with your finger.
- Tilt your head forward slightly. With the spray bottle in an upright position, press the finger rest quickly but firmly to release the solution. Inhale through your nose while you dispense the drug. Avoid spraying it in your eyes or in the nasal septum.
- Once you are finished with both nostrils, wipe the applicator tip with a clean tissue and replace the bottle cap.
- Omnaris Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Increased thirst and urination
-Swelling of the ankle or feet
-Severe sore throat
-Pain when swallowing
-White patches in the back of the throat
-Severe pain in the nose
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Omnaris Nasal Spray.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and call your doctor or any healthcare professional to report side effects.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to ciclesonide or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Always be watchful for any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. If this occurs, stop using this nasal medication and seek emergency medical help immediately.
Omnaris may be contraindicated for people with a history of infections, nasal conditions, or eye problems. You should also discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products with your doctor owing to the possibility of drug interactions.
A weakened defense system can be caused by the use of corticosteroids. This drug can possibly mask signs of infection or make you more likely to get an infection. Do not come in contact with people who have or have recently acquired infections, such as flu, chickenpox, or measles.
If you are pregnant/breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor about the possible risks of this product and the possible effects on unborn babies and breastfed infants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Omnaris Nasal Spray used for?
This nasal spray is used to treat year-round and seasonal allergies. It’s used to treat nasal problems.
Is Omnaris Nasal Spray a steroid?
This nasal spray is classified as a corticosteroid. It can lessen swelling or inflammation in the nasal passage.
Does Omnaris cause weight gain?
This corticosteroid can cause a modest gain in weight. Parts that are usually affected are the face, the upper back and torso.
What is the difference between Zetonna and Omnaris?
Zetonna vs Omnaris – These nasal sprays contain the same active ingredient, ciclesonide. They only vary on the dosage forms available for each product.
What is the difference between Omnaris and Nasonex?
Omnaris vs Nasonex – These nasal sprays are both indicated to manage allergic rhinitis. However, Nasonex is also used to treat nasal polyps.
How much does Omnaris cost?
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Is Omnaris an OTC drug?
This product is a prescription drug. You are required to present a valid prescription when purchasing it from any pharmacy.