flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of flunisolide are:

Other adverse effects include:

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Nasal spray: 0.025 mg or 0.029 mg/spray. Oral Inhaler: 80 mcg/actuation.

STORAGE: Flnisolide should be stored at room temperature between 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F) and should be protected from heat, and direct light.

DOSING: The canister should be shaken before each use.

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is two sprays in each nostril twice daily. The dose may be increased to 3 or 4 times per day.
  • In children ages 6-14 years, the usual starting dose is one spray in each nostril three times per day or two sprays in each nostril twice daily.
  • The adult dose for treating asthma is 2 inhalations twice daily not to exceed 8 inhalations per day.
  • The children's dose for treating asthma is 2 inhalations twice daily.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/22/2015

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