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What should I know about flunisolide nasal spray before taking it?

Because flunisolide nasal spray is a steroid medication, it may have effects on your body's immune system. Check with your doctor before taking flunisolide nasal spray if you have any type of infection, including tuberculosis and herpes. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have not had or been vaccinated for chicken pox or the measles. Other things to discuss with your provider are any surgery you have had on your nose, any injury or sore inside your nose and nasal infections. When switching from an oral steroid medication to a flunisolide nasal spray, your doctor should gradually adjust your dosage to avoid potential dangerous effects from stopping the oral medicine too quickly. Children and adolescents using steroids may experience slower growth rates, so talk with your child's doctor if you have concerns. Flunisolide has not been proven safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Flunisolide nasal spray will not immediately improve your symptoms; it may take several weeks for full effect.

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