Generic Omnaris (Ciclesonide) is a nasal spray that is used in the treatment of sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose and/or other symptoms caused by allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It is a corticosteroid that prevents and treats the inflammation and irritation of nasal cavity. Omnaris is also used in treating in seasonal (year-around) allergies in children above 12 years old. It has a specialized formulation that is less irritant, odorless, tasteless, and alcohol-free.
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The active ingredient in Generic Omnaris nasal spray is Ciclesonide, which is chemically denoted as 2-[(1S, 2S, 4R, 8S, 9S, 11S, 12S, 13R)-6-cyclohexyl-11-hydroxy-9, 13-dimethyl-16-oxo-5, 7-dioxapentacyclo [10.8.0.02, 9.04, 8.013, 18] icosa-14, 17-dien-8-yl]- 2-oxoethyl 2-methylpropanoate. Its chemical formula is C32H44O7, and molecular weight of 540.688 g/mol. It is available in strength of 50 µg. The inactive ingredients are micro-crystalline cellulose, EDTA, Potassium sorbate, Carboxymethyl cellulose sodium, water Hydrochloric acid and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
As said earlier, Ciclesonide is a type of corticosteroid that is derived from steroidal hormone which helps in reducing the eosinophil (product of white blood cells) action and other chemicals. By decreasing the eosinophil action, Omnaris curbs the inflammatory response that is caused in nasal cavity.
Generic Omnaris spray is used only for administration through nasal passage.
The dosage of this nasal spray is once in a day i.e. two sprays in each nostrils
Be careful not to spray it on to your skin or into your eyes. Wash it off immediately if it gets in those areas and call your physician.
Allergic rhinitis may be year-round (perennial) or seasonal, but the dosing is the same in both cases.
Adults and adolescents (older than 12) should use one spray per nostril. Consult the doctor, if your child is below 12 years of age.
After using the spray, let 15 minutes pass before you blow your nose.
Do not exceed the prescribed amount of sprays and dose
Results are generally seen within two weeks from start of use, provided you use it regularly and as directed by your doctor.
Omnaris nasal spray comes with a prescription leaflet for safe and appropriate use; follow the directions given in it, or ask the pharmacist/physician to explain them
If you fail to instill the dose, use it as soon as you remember, or ask your doctor; but stay away from overdoing it
Keep Generic Omnaris (Ciclesonide) in a vertical position away from heat and moisture. Do not let the spray to freeze.
It is advisable to throw the nasal spray after 120 uses even if the medicine is still left.
Before using Omnaris nasal spray, it is highly necessary to discuss health-related issues with the medical practitioner to avert unwanted complications, such as –
Allergic to any medicinal drugs and /or local applications
Medical problems (if any), such as bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, lung infections, glaucoma, sores or injury to nose
Applying any other medications or undergoing treatment with steroids
The effects of Generic Omnaris in case of pregnancy and breast feeding are not clear; therefore, prior consultation with the doctor is essential.
The exact duration of course of therapy is unknown; however, it may take 2 to 3 days to see the improvement. The dosage schedule mainly depends on the severity of the nasal complaints. Therefore, it is advisable to ask the healthcare advisor about the treatment duration. If you fail to achieve satisfactory results even after using Generic Omnaris nasal spray for about 2 to 5 weeks, ask your doctor for further treatment or alternatives.
Probable Side Effects
These are few expected drug reactions of Generic Omnaris ; if they persist, immediately stop it and consult the medical advisor for timely treatment.
If you are undergoing Ketoconazole (for fungal infections and dandruff) treatment, ask your physician whether to use Generic Omnaris or not. There are few drugs that may interact with Omnaris, but there is no specific drug that can interact in adverse way if taken in conjunction with Ciclesonide. If you are taking any prescription medicine, vitamin or herbal supplement, inform the doctor.
Generic Omnaris is contraindicated in following conditions –