What is Flunisolide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Flunisolide Nasal Nasarel AeroBid Show all

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Flunisolide is a corticosteroid used for steroid-dependent asthma; nasal solution is used for seasonal or perennial rhinitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5 0
Allergic rhinitis 1 2
Nasal congestion 1 1
Nasal polyps 1 1
Treat side effects of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flunisolide

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in nose 2
Allergies 1
Burning sensation 1
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 1
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flunisolide

Dosage Patients
0.025 mg daily 1
0.1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Flunisolide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Flunisolide

Duration

Currently taking Flunisolide

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Flunisolide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Flunisolide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Flunisolide

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning sensation in nose)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I found that if I take a dose at bed time (if needed) I wake without the morning stuffiness. And if I take it again first thing in the morning that I cough less during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: burning sensation in nose

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Mar 4, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 116 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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