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General Information on Flunisolide

Generic Name : Flunisolide

Pronunciation : floo NIS oh lide

Latest prescription information about Flunisolide. 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 : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Flunisolide

India : 

International : 

Nasalide

Why is Flunisolide 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 should Flunisolide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is not advisable to administer in patients with infection in the mucus membrane region of the nose; hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Flunisolide?

The recommended starting dose is 2 sprays (58 mcg) in each nostril 2 times a day (total dose 232 mcg/day).

How should Flunisolide be taken?

It comes as a solution for inhalation.

What are the warnings and precautions for Flunisolide?

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.

What are the side effects of Flunisolide?

  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.

What are the other precautions for Flunisolide?

It should be used in regular intervals.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Flunisolide?

Store at 15 to 30°C. Away from light.

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