Omnaris

Generic Name: Ciclesonide

  • What is Omnaris?

    Omnaris is an antihistamine used for the relief of nasal (nose) symptoms of seasonal or year-round allergies (such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, or stuffy nose). Omnaris comes in the form of a nasal suspension.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Omnaris?

    Omnaris is for use in your nose only.

    Omnaris can cause local nasal effects, including nose bleed or nasal ulcers. Omnaris can also cause nasal fungal infections, form a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impair wound healing. This medication should not be used if you have nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma until healing has occurred.

    Cataracts (clouding of the eye's lens), glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), or other eye problems can occur while you are using Omnaris. Tell your doctor if you experience a change in your vision.

    If you use Omnaris, you can have a higher chance of getting an infection. Tell your doctor if you develop a fever or other signs of infection.

    Do not expose yourself to chickenpox or measles while you are using Omnaris. This can be very serious and even fatal in children and adults who have not had chickenpox or measles. Also, use Omnaris with caution if you have active or inactive tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs), as well as untreated fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.

    Omnaris can have a greater effect on children because they are more likely to absorb large amounts of the medicine. Long-term use can affect the growth and development of children. Talk to your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate after using this medication for a long period of time.

    Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if your condition worsens.

  • Who should not take Omnaris?

    Do not use Omnaris if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Omnaris?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Omnaris. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have any infections, tuberculosis, glaucoma, cataracts, asthma, or nasal problems or surgery.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Seasonal Allergies

    Adults and children ≥6 years: The recommended dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

    Year-Round Allergies

    Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: The recommended dose is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

  • How should I take Omnaris?

    Use Omnaris exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the Omnaris bottle gently before use.

    You must prime (to release into the air the dose that is already in the device) the nasal spray unit if you are using it for the first time. Press the pump 8 times. Also, you must prime the pump by pressing once or until you see a fine mist if it has not been used for 4 days or longer or if it has been disassembled for cleaning.

    Use Omnaris at regular intervals. Gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Bend your head forward when you spray Omnaris into each of your nostrils. Discard Omnaris after you use 120 sprays or 4 months after removing the bottle from the foil pouch.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Omnaris.

  • What should I avoid while taking Omnaris?

    Do not spray Omnaris in your eyes or onto the wall between your nostrils.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Omnaris?

    If Omnaris is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Omnaris with ketoconazole.

  • What are the possible side effects of Omnaris?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dizziness, ear pain, headache, nose bleed, sore throat, stuffy nose

  • Can I receive Omnaris if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Omnaris during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Omnaris?

    If you miss a dose of Omnaris, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Omnaris?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.