Common questions

Is Alvesco a systemic steroid?

Is Alvesco a systemic steroid?

Although ALVESCO may provide control of asthma symptoms during these episodes, in recommended doses it supplies less than normal physiological amounts of corticosteroid systemically and does NOT provide the mineralocorticoid activity that is necessary for coping with these emergencies.

What is Alvesco inhaler used for?

Ciclesonide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. Controlling asthma symptoms may decrease time lost from work or school. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.

What is the generic for Alvesco?

Generic Name & Formulations: Ciclesonide 80mcg/inh, 160mcg/inh; metered dose aerosol.

What is Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol?

Alvesco (cicleonide) Inhalation Aerosol is a corticosteroid indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in adult and adolescent patients 12 years of age and older.

How long should you take Alvesco?

As a controller medicine, Alvesco needs to be used regularly, as directed by your healthcare provider. It may take 4 weeks or longer after you start using Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol for your asthma symptoms to get better.

How many times can I take Alvesco?

You should take your Alvesco (ciclesonide) twice a day every day for as long as your doctor recommends. If you think your asthma symptoms are controlled, talk to you doctor first before stopping.

What are the side effects of Alvesco?

COMMON side effects

  • throat irritation.
  • a sore throat.
  • a stuffy and runny nose.
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses.
  • stuffy nose.
  • dry mouth.
  • taste impairment.
  • headache.

Is Alvesco safe long term?

Using Alvesco (ciclesonide) for a long time can raise eye pressure, worsen glaucoma, and cause cataracts (cloudiness in the eyes). Talk to your doctor right away if you experience blurry vision, eye discomfort, or other changes in their vision after using Alvesco (ciclesonide).

When is the best time to take Alvesco?

Alvesco is most often used twice daily, in the morning and evening. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Rinse your mouth after inhaling this medication. The Alvesco inhaler device must be primed before your first use or any time you have not used the inhaler for 10 days or longer.

What are the side effects of Alvesco inhaler?

Does Alvesco raise blood pressure?

Irritation in your mouth or throat; Skin rash; High blood pressure; Increased difficulty in breathing immediately following the use of Alvesco.