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Alvesco HFA (inhalation)

Generically: ciclesonide (inhalation) Inhalation of ciclesonide sye-KLES oh-nide
Name of the brand: Alvesco HFA
Classification of drugs: inhaled corticosteroids

What is Alvesco HFA?

Alvesco HFA is a corticosteroid. It blocks the release of chemicals in the body that trigger inflammation.Alvesco HFA has been utilised to stop the development of asthma attacks among adults as well as children aged 12 years and older.Alvesco HFA can also be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Alvesco HFA

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms, they are warning signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Alvesco HFA may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Wheezing or choking, or other breathing issues following the use of this medication.
  • Bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, wheezing, difficulty breathing);
  • Sores or white patches on your throat or mouth
  • Problems with vision, like blurred or tunnel vision,
  • More severe asthma symptoms.

Common adverse consequences of Alvesco HFA can include:

  • Unpleasant flavour in the mouth
  • Dry mouth burn and irritation of your lips;
  • Runny nose or stuffy nose, throat sore;
  • Hoarse voice;
  • Mild irritation, skin itching, or a rash
  • Joint discomfort, back pain,

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. If you have any concerns, report the allergic reactions or symptoms to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Alvesco HFA will not work effectively enough to treat asthma attacks. Only use a fast-acting inhalation medication for asthma attacks. Consult your physician when you notice that your asthma medication isn't working in the same way.

Prior to use this drug

Steroids can damage the immune system of your body, which makes it more likely for you to develop an infection or worsen an existing infection that you've already had or recently suffered from. Discuss with your doctor any infection or illness you have experienced in the last few weeks.It is not recommended to use this medication if your body is allergic to Alvesco HFA.

To ensure that Alvesco HFA is appropriate for you, consult your doctor if:

  • Tuberculosis;
  • An infection in your throat or mouth (such as oropharyngeal throat thrush);
  • Glaucoma, or the history of cataracts;
  • The eyes are infected with herpes as well as
  • A family or personal background or a family history of osteoporosis

FDA classification for pregnancy C It isn't known whether Alvesco HFA could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking this medication.It isn't known if the ciclesonide inhalation is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm nursing babies. Tell your physician if have a baby in your..Alvesco HFA can affect growth in children. Consult your physician when you believe your child's growth is not at a regular rate when taking Alvesco HFA.

How to take Alvesco HFA?

Refer to the information on the label that comes with your prescription. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.Alvesco HFA will not work effectively enough to treat asthma attacks. Only use a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat asthma attacks. Inform your doctor in case you feel that your asthma medication isn't working in the same way.The medication comes with instructions for safe and efficient use. It also includes instructions for priming an inhaler. Follow these instructions carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.Alvesco HFA is most often taken once per day, during the day, or at night. Follow the instructions of your physician. Wash your mouth thoroughly after taking this medication.The inhaler device needs to be primed prior to your first use, or at any time you haven't been using the product for more than 10 days. For information on how to prime your inhaler device, refer to the instructions for patients included in the medication you received.

It could take up to 4 weeks before symptoms improve. Continue to take the medication as prescribed, and notify your doctor if you feel your symptoms don't improve.Your dosage requirements may change when you've had surgery or illness, are under stress, or have recently experienced an attack of asthma. Don't change the dose of your medication or the schedule without a doctor's recommendation.Get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible in the event that you suspect that the Alvesco HFA is making your condition more severe.It is not recommended to stop taking Alvesco HFA suddenly. Be sure to follow the advice from your doctor regarding the dosage you should take.Keep the medicine at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. The medicine container should be kept away from flames or extreme heat, for example, in the car in the heat of the day. The container could become exploding when it is excessively warm. Don't puncture or burn an empty inhaler bottle.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication immediately after you remember the dose you missed. If it's almost time to take your next dose, do not take the missed dose and take the medication when you are scheduled for it. Don't take any extra medication to compensate for the dose you missed.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.An excessive dose of Alvesco HFA isn't expected to trigger life-threatening symptoms. However, prolonged consumption of large doses of steroids could cause symptoms such as skin thinning and easy bruising, changes to the appearance or location of fat (especially on the neck, face back, hips, and waist), a rise in facial hair or acne and menstrual disorders, impotence, or the loss of interest in sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Avoid contact with those with illnesses or who suffer from infections. Consult your physician to seek preventive care in the event that you have been in contact with chickenpox or measles. These diseases can be severe or even fatal to those who are taking steroid medications.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking or start or stop taking while you are receiving treatments with Alvesco HFA, particularly:

  • An antibiotic—clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin;
  • An antifungal medication—clotrimazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole;
  • Hiv/aids medicine: atazanavir, delavirdine, indinavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir, ritonavir (norvir);
  • An antidepressant, such as nefazodone, paroxetine, or sertraline.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can react with ciclesonide inhalation, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all potential drugs are mentioned in this medication guide.