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Ciclesonide is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and asthma.

How it works

Ciclesonide belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroid. It prevents the release of certain chemical substances in the body that cause inflammation by inhibit leukocyte infiltration at the site of inflammation, interfere with mediators of inflammatory response, and suppress humoral immune responses thereby controlling the symptoms of asthma.

Common side effects

Rash, Joint pain, Application site inflammation, Headache, Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Chest tightness, Hoarseness of voice, Muscle pain, Eye tenderness, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Running nose, Eye pain, Nasal congestion, Weakness, Muscle disorders, Eczema, Application site irritation, Dry mouth, Aphonia (loss of voice), Sore throat, Fever, Itching, Bronchospasm, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Cough, Altered taste, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

Available Medicine

  • ₹169 to ₹275
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹201
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹266 to ₹359
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

• Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks.
• Inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, an infection of your mouth or throat, glaucoma or history of cataracts, herpes infection of eyes, a personal or family history of osteoporosis.
• You must observe the growth of your child while using this medicine and inform your doctor if your child is not growing at normal rate.
• Avoid contact with people who have chickenpox, shingles or measles infection. 
• Seek medical advice if you develop unusual weight gain (particularly in face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, anxiety, depression, irritability, or vision changes.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
• Patients allergic to Ciclesonide or any of its ingredients. should avoid it.
• Patients with chicken pox or measles should not take ciclesonide.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is ciclesonide safe?
Ciclesonide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)