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- What is flunisolide nasal spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for flunisolide nasal spray?
- Is flunisolide nasal spray available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for flunisolide nasal spray?
- What are the side effects of flunisolide nasal spray?
- What is the dosage for flunisolide nasal spray?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with flunisolide nasal spray?
- Is flunisolide nasal spray safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about flunisolide nasal spray?
What is flunisolide nasal spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Flunisolide is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid. It is administered either as an oral metered-dose inhaler for the treatment of asthma (Aerobid) or as a nasal spray for treating allergic rhinitis. Corticosteroids are naturally- occurring hormones that prevent or suppress inflammation and immune responses. When given as an intranasal spray, flunisolide reduces watery nasal discharge (rhinorrhea), nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sneezing, and itching at the back of the throat that are common allergic symptoms. Eye symptoms such as itching and tearing that may be associated with allergy sometimes also are relieved. A beneficial response usually is noted within a few days but can take as long as 4 weeks. In asthmatic patients, the suppression of inflammation within the airways reduces the swelling caused by inflammation that narrows the airways. At the same time, mucus is reduced. Approximately 50% of flunisolide is absorbed into the blood. Flunisolide was FDA approved in September 1981.
What brand names are available for flunisolide nasal spray?
Is flunisolide nasal spray available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for flunisolide nasal spray?
What are the side effects of flunisolide nasal spray?
The most common side effects of flunisolide are:
- nasal irritation and itching,
- nausea or
- sore throat,
- nasal congestion,
- flu-like symptoms,
- nasal burning,
- unpleasant taste,
- bloody nasal discharge, and
- nasal dryness.
Other adverse effects include:
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