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Flunisolide

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Flunisolide is an artificial corticosteroid used in treating asthma and allergic rhinitis. For treatment of Asthma, the drug is administered as an oral inhaler. It can also be used as intranasal spray for specific nasal disorders.

Flunisolide is a medicine being distributed under the brand names Nasalide and Nasarel. This drug is prescribed to patients who are experiencing swelling, runny nose and nasal congestion.

The initial dose for adults is two sprays for each nostril twice a day. The dosage may be increased to speed up the medication. For children ages 6 to 14 years old, one spray for each nostril administered twice a day is sufficient enough.

Before using Flunisolide, you must first shake the canister. Spray the drug according to the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist. This drug must penetrate deeply at the nasal tissue in order to achieve its benefits. That is why you must first blow your nose to clear it before administering the drug.

If the nose is blocked, it may be necessary to use nasal decongestant to clear the passages. It is important to maintain the prescribed dosage. Do not use more than what is required to avoid any harm or unwanted effects.

If you have missed a dose, do not use a double dose to make up with the missed dose.

Using Flunisolide may cause side effects such as stinging, nasal irritation, burning sensation, nausea, sneezing, irritation, headache, nosebleed, sore throat, and nasal dryness. Sometimes fungal infections of the throat and nose may occur because of prolong use of Flunisolide. If you notice or experience any of these side effects, you must immediately seek for medical attention. Your doctor may adjust your dosage to prevent side effects from occurring.

Before using this drug for medication, you should inform your doctor if you have other medical conditions such as glaucoma, liver disorder, lung disease, infections, recent nasal surgery, and other diseases.

Caution must be observed when this drug is used for children and the elderly because they are more sensitive with the side effects. Elderly and children using the drug must have regular visit with a doctor to avoid any unwanted effect.

Using Flunisolide for pregnant women and nursing mothers is not advisable. But if the drug is necessary for treatment, the risks versus the benefits should be discussed thoroughly before medication.

Other drugs may interfere or interact if used together with Flunisolide so it is essential to provide your doctor the lists of all prescribed and non-prescribed drug you are using including vitamins, herbal medicines and other similar products.

Inform your doctor if you have allergies with Flunisolide and to other drugs. Allergic reactions with a drug cause more complications and can only interfere with the medication.

While under medication, avoid too much exposure to dust and smoke that may cause nasal infections.

This drug should never be shared to other people without the doctor’s advice. It should be properly stored away from children’s reach.

Flunisolide has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of flunisolide


• Molecular formula of flunisolide is C24H31FO6

Brand name(s): Aerobid, Bronalide, Lunis, Nasalide, Nasarel, Rhinalar, Synaclyn, Syntaris

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