How OMNARIS (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray Works
How OMNARIS® (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray Works
OMNARIS fights nasal allergy symptoms — such as sneezing, runny, itchy nose, and congestion caused by allergic inflammation — in a unique taste-free, scent-free, alcohol-free nasal spray
- OMNARIS Nasal Spray delivers the medicine ciclesonide (sye-KLES-oh-nide) directly to the inflamed tissue inside your nasal passages.
- The medicine in OMNARIS works to reduce the allergic inflammation that plays a large role in causing nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny, itchy nose, and congestion.
- OMNARIS is a unique formulation that stays inside your nasal passages to do its job.
Relief that keeps working — when taken as directed
OMNARIS (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray is a medicine that works best when used regularly, as directed — not just when you have symptoms. So even if you start to feel better after you begin taking it, be sure to keep using it as you’ve been directed — so you keep on feeling better.
After spraying into your nose, OMNARIS Nasal Spray may begin to work within 24-48 hours after the first dose. Use OMNARIS daily and your symptoms will continue to improve over the next 1 to 2 weeks for seasonal allergy symptoms and over the next 5 weeks for year-round allergy symptoms.
How OMNARIS Works: The Details
OMNARIS® (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray has a unique water-based formulation called a "hypotonic suspension". Once it is sprayed into your nose, water in the formula is quickly absorbed into your nasal tissue, leaving the medicine behind to work where it’s needed.
Once inside your nasal passages, the medicine in OMNARIS, ciclesonide, is quickly converted to an active form, des-ciclesonide — an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It helps reduce the swelling and irritation inside your nasal passages, which in turn helps to relieve nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny, itchy nose, and congestion.
OMNARIS is a type of medicine known as an intranasal steroid (INS).
It is NOT the same as an anabolic steroid — the kind of steroid you may hear about some athletes misusing. Intranasal steroids are very effective for relieving nasal allergy symptoms because they reduce the inflammation inside the nasal passages that causes symptoms. Like all steroid nasal sprays, OMNARIS may cause slowed growth in children. The growth of children using OMNARIS should be monitored routinely by a healthcare professional.
As with other steroids, there may be side effects. The most common side effects that may occur with OMNARIS Nasal Spray are headache, nosebleed, sore throat and ear pain. To learn more, please see Patient Information and Important Safety Information.