Ciclesonide - Drug Information

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General Information on Ciclesonide

Generic Name : Ciclesonide

Pronunciation : sye KLES oh nide

Latest prescription information about Ciclesonide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ciclesonide

Why is Ciclesonide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a glucocorticoid, prescribed as a prophylactic therapy in treating asthma and in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. The medication arrests the release of chemicals in the body that causes inflammation.  

When should Ciclesonide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with acute exacerbation of asthma that does not respond to standard treatments with bronchodilators and steroids (asthmaticus); Known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Ciclesonide?

Oral: The recommended dose is 80mcg to 320mcg, two times per day.

How should Ciclesonide be taken?

It comes as a solution for inhalation.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ciclesonide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis, who are taking other medications especially steroid drugs, cataract, increased eye pressure, any infection, nose injury, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, children and elderly.
• If steroid dose is decreased patient may develop with an increased risk of asthma and skin disease, if it so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Ciclesonide?

  Most Common: Headache, inflammation of nasopharynx/sinuses, upper respiratory tract infection, joint pain, nasal congestion, pain in extremity and back pain.
  Infection: Oral fungal infection.
  Respiratory : Cough, dry throat and difficulty in breathing.
  Gastrointestinal: Dry mouth and nausea.

What are the other precautions for Ciclesonide?

Monitor patient’s eyesight regularly.

What are the storage conditions of Ciclesonide?

Store it at room temperature (15° and 30°C), and in an airtight container.

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