Flunisolide

Flunisolide is available as an inhaler and treats breathing problems caused by asthma. It is also available as a nasal spray and is used to treat runny or stuffy nose caused by allergies.

Flunisolide Overview

Reviewed: September 11, 2013
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Flunisolide is a prescription medication used to treat chronic asthma. Flunisolide also treats symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies including sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and nasal itching. Flunisolide belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids, which help decrease inflammation in the nose.

Flunisolide is available as an inhaler and is usually used twice a day.

This medication comes as a nasal spray. The recommended adult dose is 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.

Common side effects of flunisolide inhaler include headache and sore throat. 

Common side effects of flunisolide nasal spray include nasal discomfort, after taste, nose bleeds, and headaches.

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Uses of Flunisolide

Flunisolide is a prescription medication used to treat chronic asthma. Flunisolide is also used to manage nasal allergy symptoms including sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffed nose.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Flunisolide Brand Names

Flunisolide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Flunisolide Drug Class

Flunisolide is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Flunisolide

Common side effects of flunisolide nasal spray include:

  • headache
  • nasal irritation or dryness
  • sore throat
  • sneezing
  • nosebleed
  • aftertaste

Common side effects of flunisolide inhaler include:

  • headache
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • sneezing
  • fever
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of flunisolide side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.