What is Flunisolide?

The Flunisolide is often prescribed to treat and prevent the onset of symptoms of allergic rhinitis, including sneezing , itching and nasal congestion or runny.

In addition, it can be used to prevent disorders associated with asthma or other lung problems, such as wheezing , shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

What is Flunisolide?

Flunisolide is a hormone , a corticosteroid that works by activating glucocorticoid receptors, against inflammation.

How is Flunisolide taken?

Flunisolide can be inhaled nasally or orally. Doses can vary from 1 to 4 inhalations per day.

Side effects of Flunisolide

Possible side effects of flunisolide include:

  • headache
  • nasal , throat or mouth irritation or dryness
  • sore throat
  • sneezing
  • nose bleeding
  • cough
  • difficulty speaking

It is important to contact a doctor immediately in case of:

  • increased breathing difficulties
  • swelling of the face, calves or ankles
  • vision problems
  • persistent colds or infections
  • muscle weakness
  • skin rashes
  • white patches or sores in the mouth


During treatment with flunisolide, a diet low in sodium and salt, rich in potassium or high in protein, may be prescribed .

Flunisolide can increase gastrointestinal sensitivity to the irritating action of alcohol, aspirin and some arthritis medications, thus increasing the risk of ulcer.

Before taking the drug it is important to tell your doctor:

  • any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other medicines
  • of the other medicines, herbal medicines and supplements you are taking, in particular arthritis medicines, aspirin, anticoagulants, cyclosporine, digoxin, diuretics, estrogens, ketoconazole, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, theophylline and vitamins
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from fungal infections, liver, kidney, intestinal or heart diseases, diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, psychiatric diseases, myasthenia gravis, osteoporosis, ophthalmic herpes, seizures, ulcers or tuberculosis
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

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