What are the side effects of ciclesonide nasal spray?

An anaphylactic (life-threatening) allergic side effect of ciclesonide nasal spray can cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue and throat making it difficult to breathe. Other allergic side effects include tightness in the chest, hives and a rash. Stop using this medication if you have any of these symptoms and call 911 to get immediate medical help. It is unlikely that your body will absorb enough ciclesonide to cause serious side effects; however, if you have any of these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately.

Steroid related symptoms include:

  • irregular menstrual periods
  • acne
  • increased hair growth
  • swelling
  • rapid weight gain
  • roundness of the face
  • increased sweating
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • unusual thoughts or behavior

If you notice sores or white patches in or around your nostrils, if you have flu-like symptoms, a urinary tract infection or if you have any visual difficulties, such as tunnel vision, notify your doctor as well. Some less serious side effects include:

  • headaches
  • nosebleed
  • stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • ear pain

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