Flunisolide Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve in 1 to 2 weeks of regular use.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare
bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
blurred or gradual loss of vision
burning or stinging after use of spray or irritation inside nose (continuing)
crusting, white patches, or sores inside nose
discharge or redness in eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
light-headedness or dizziness
loss of sense of taste or smell
nausea or vomiting
ringing in the ears
shortness of breath
stuffy, dry, or runny nose or watery eyes (continuing)
swelling of eyelids, face, or lips
tightness in chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
white patches in throat
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Burning, dryness, or other irritation inside the nose (mild, lasting only a short time)
irritation of throat
Not all of the side effects listed above have been reported for each of these medicines, but they have been reported for at least one of them. All of the nasal corticosteroids are very similar, so any of the above side effects may occur with any of these medicines.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.