Generic Name : Flunisolide Pronunciation : floo NIS oh lide Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics ICD Code : Y55.6
India- Syntaris soln - benzalkonium chloride + flunisolide.
International- Nasalide Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for asthma and allergic rhinitis. It arrests the release of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
It is not advisable to administer in patients with infection in the mucus membrane region of the nose; hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended starting dose is 2 sprays (58 mcg) in each nostril 2 times a day (total dose 232 mcg/day). How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for inhalation. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis (TB), fungal or bacterial infections, liver, kidney, intestinal or heart disease, diabetes, decrease in thyroid hormone, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, mental illness, autoimmune neuromuscular disease, inflammation in joints, eye infection, epilepsy and ulcer, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid contact with your eyes.
* Avoid contact with people who have infections. Side Effects :
Most Common- Nasal irritation, itching, increased cough, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal burning, nosebleed and nasal dryness.
Respiratory- Inflammation of pharynx/sinuses and increased cough.
ENT- Abnormal sense of smell.
* It should be used in regular intervals.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 15 to 30Â°C. Away from light.
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