Roche | Aerobid (Medication)


Aerobid/flunisolide is used to prevent and control symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Aerobid Inhaler System/flunisolide is an anti-inflammatory steroid.

Aerobid /flunisolide must be used regularly to prevent breathing problems (attacks of wheezing/shortness of breath). It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve an asthma attack. ...

Side Effect:

Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss; fast or pounding heartbeats, pain or fluttering in your chest; wheezing or breathing problems after using this medication; skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain.

Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...


Prior to using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to flunisolide or if you have any type of allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:eye disease (such as cataracts, glaucoma), liver disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, stomach/intestinal problems.

Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu).

Using steroids for too long may lead to osteoporosis, especially if you smoke, if you do not exercise, if you do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis.

Notify your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...