What You Need to Know About Flunisolide
Following are some general considerations for when and how to take flunisolide:
- The flunisolide inhaler is used twice daily, and flunisolide nasal spray is used two to three times daily.
- Flunisolide inhalers are inhaled into the lungs, while flunisolide nasal spray is gently sprayed into the nose (but not inhaled).
- Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to use flunisolide inhalers or nasal spray.
- For flunisolide to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of flunisolide that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The particular flunisolide product (the Aerobid dosage is different from the Nasarel dosage)
- Your age
- The severity of your condition
- Other medications you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your flunisolide dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with flunisolide. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate flunisolide well. When flunisolide side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of flunisolide inhalers include but are not limited to:
- An irritated, stuffy, or runny nose
- A sore throat
- Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
Common side effects of flunisolide nasal spray include but are not limited to:
- An unpleasant taste
- Nasal burning
- Nasal stinging.