What are the side effects of ciclesonide?

Common side effects of ciclesonide may include headache, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, white sores in your mouth or throat and pain in your arms, back, legs or joints. Ciclesonide can also affect a child's growth.

Serious side effects may develop. If one or more of the following side effects develops, talk to your doctor right away:
  • abnormal facial hair growth
  • abnormal acne
  • anxiety, depression
  • chest pains
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • easy bruising
  • enlargement of the face and neck
  • hoarseness
  • irregular monthly menstrual cycles
  • purple marks on the skin
  • severe fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle weakness
Call your doctor if you or your child experience signs of an allergic reaction after using ciclesonide, such as hives or an itchy rash. Call 911 for extreme difficulty breathing or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat.

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