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Name of the generic: ciclesonide (inhalation) Inhalation of ciclesonide Sye-KLES-ohnide [sye-KLES’-oh-nide]
The brand name: is Alvesco HFA.
Classification of drugs: inhaled corticosteroids

What is Alvesco?

Alvesco is a synthetic corticosteroid that is manufactured by humans. It stops the release of chemicals in the body that can cause inflammation.Alvesco is a medication used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children aged 12 and older. If used as often as directed by your healthcare provider, Alvesco can help reduce and treat asthma symptoms.Alvesco can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.


Alvesco inhalation is not quick enough to treat asthma attacks. Only use a fast-acting inhalation medication for the attack. Consult your physician if you feel that your asthma medications aren't working effectively.Steroids can degrade your immune system, which makes it easier to contract an infection. They can also make an infection that you already have or revive an infection that you have had recently. Before you take Alvesco, inform your physician about any infection or illness you've experienced in the past few weeks.

Before taking Alvesco, inform your doctor that you have tuberculosis, an infection in your throat or mouth (such as oral thrush), glaucoma, an underlying cataract, herpes-related infections of your eyes, or a family medical history of osteoporosis.If you are also taking steroids, be sure to not stop taking the steroid abruptly, or you could experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of gradually using smaller amounts of medication before stopping completely. Contact your doctor immediately in the event that you think Alvesco inhalation causes your condition to become more severe.Do not be around those who are ill or suffer from infections if you can. Consult your physician to get preventive treatment if you've been exposed to measles or chicken pox. These diseases can be very serious or even fatal for people who are taking steroid medication.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to take Alvesco if you are allergic to ciclesonide.Steroid medications can degrade immunity, which makes it more likely for you to contract an infection or worsen an infection you have already or recently experienced. Discuss with your doctor any infection or illness you've had in the last few weeks.

To ensure that Alvesco is appropriate for you, consult your physician if you suffer from:

  • Tuberculosis;
  • An infection in the throat or mouth (such as oropharyngeal thrush);
  • The presence of cataracts or glaucoma is a cause.
  • Eye infection with herpes
  • An individual or family experience of osteoporosis

FDA pregnant category C. It's not clear whether Alvesco could harm a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking the medication.It's not clear if the inhalation of ciclesonide can be absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.Alvesco can affect the growth of children. Consult your physician in the event that you suspect your child isn't growing as normal with this medication.

Similar/related drugs

Xolair, Nucala, Prednisone, Symbicort, Dupixent, Breo Ellipta, and Ventolin

How to take Alvesco?

Utilise Alvesco exactly as recommended to you. Follow all the instructions on the label of your prescription. Do not take this medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.Alvesco does not work effectively enough to treat asthma attacks. Only use a fast-acting inhalationmedicine to treat asthma attacks. Consult your physician when you notice that your asthma medication isn't working in the same way.

Alvesco includes patient instructions for use that are safe and effective, along with instructions for priming your inhaler. Follow these instructions carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns.Alvesco is usually taken twice a day, during the day and at night. Follow the instructions of your physician. Cleanse the mouth after inhaling the medication.The Alvesco inhaler device needs to be primed prior to the first use, or at any time you haven't been using the product for more than 10 days. For information on how to prime the inhaler, consult the instructions for patients included with your medication.It could take up to four weeks or more until your symptoms improve. Continue to take the medication as prescribed, and notify your physician if your symptoms don't improve.

The dose you take may be altered depending on whether you are undergoing surgery, have a medical condition, are under stress, or have recently suffered one of your asthma attacks. Don't alter your dose or schedule without consulting your physician.Contact your doctor immediately. If you think Alvesco causes your condition to get more severe,It is not recommended to stop taking Alvesco abruptly. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the tapering of your dose.Store Alvesco in a cool, dry place, away from heat and moisture. The medicine container should be kept far from open flames or extreme heat, for example, in a car during a hot summer day. The canister might explode if it gets too hot. Don't puncture or burn an empty inhaler bottle.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilise the Alvesco inhaler when you can remember the dose you missed. If it's almost time to take your next dose, take a break from the missed dose and then take the medicine at your next scheduled time. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.An excess dose of ciclesonide is unlikely to cause dangerous symptoms. However, long-term exposure to high doses of steroids may cause signs like skin thinning and easily bruising, changes in the appearance or placement of fat (especially around the neck, face back, hips, and waist), a rise in facial hair, acne, menstrual disorders, and impotence. It may also lead to an absence of interest in sexual

What happens if I overdose?

Avoid being around those with illnesses or suffering from illnesses. Consult your physician for treatment to prevent infection in the event that you have been exposed to measles or chicken pox. These diseases can be very serious or even fatal for people who are taking steroid medication.

Side effects of Alvesco

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the symptoms warnings of an allergic reaction, Alvesco symptoms: hives; trouble breathing or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

See your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • Wheezing, choking, or having other breathing issues after taking this medication;
  • The bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, wheezing, difficulty breathing);
  • Sores or white patches on your throat or mouth;
  • Problems with vision, such as blurred or tunnel vision,
  • More severe asthma symptoms.

Common Alvesco side effects can include:

  • A bad flavour in the mouth
  • Dry mouth; burning or irritation of your mouth;
  • Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
  • Hoarse voice;
  • Itching that is mild or itchy skin;
  • Joint pain, back pain,
  • Headache

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Consult your doctor for medical advice regarding the consequences.You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your physician the medicines you take as well as the ones you begin or stop taking in the course of treatment with Alvesco, and, in particular:

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

This list isn't comprehensive. Other drugs can be incompatible with Alvesco, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are not all interactions included in this guide to medications.