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Alvesco
(Ciclesonide)

Formulation : Inhaler

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No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Alvesco /Ciclesonide used for?

Alvesco is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children over 12 years of age. When used on a regular basis as prescribed by a doctor, Alvesco will help prevent and control asthma symptoms. Alvesco is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

How should Alvesco /Ciclesonide be stored?

Store Alvesco at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the medicine away from open flame of high heat as the canister will explode if it becomes too hot.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Alvesco/Ciclesonide ?

Do not use the Alvesco inhaler to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Use Alvesco exactly as it was prescribed to you. Alvesco comes with instructions for proper use, and directions for priming the inhaler. Follow these instructions carefully. Alvesco inhalers are to be used once a day, in the morning or evening. Follow your specific instructions. Rinse your mouth with water after using Alvesco. The inhaler must be primed before you use it or any time you have not used it for 10 days or longer. Instructions on how to prime the inhaler should be included with your inhaler. IF you have any questions about this product ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may need a dose adjustment if you have surgery, are ill, if you have had a recent asthma attack, or if you are under stress. Do not change your doses without advice from your doctor. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after one month of using Alvesco. Call your doctor if you feel that this treatment is making your condition worse. Asthma is commonly treated with a variety of different drugs. To treat your condition best, use all of your medications as directed.

When should Alvesco /Ciclesonide not be taken?

Do not use the Alvesco inhaler to treat an attack that has already begun. The medicine will not work fast enough. Use a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack instead. Do not use Alvesco if you are allergic to ciclesondie

What precautions should I follow when taking Alvesco /Ciclesonide ?

Tell your doctor if you have had tuberculosis, an infection in your mouth, a history of glaucoma or cataracts, herpes in your eyes, or a family history of osteoporosis before using this medication. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan on becoming pregnant during treatment. Alvesco may pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby before using the Alvesco Inhaler.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Alvesco /Ciclesonide ?

Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or an illness. Steroids are also able to worsen an infection that you may already have, or reactivate an infection you have had recently. Tell your doctor about any recent infections before using Alvesco. Avoid people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventative treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions have proven to be fatal to people using steroid medications. If you use a steroid medication already, do not stop using the steroid suddenly or you may have withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about easing off steroidal medications. Long term use of Alvesco can slow a child's growth. Tell your doctor if your child using this medication is not growing or gaining weight properly.

When should Alvesco /Ciclesonide not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these serious side effects to Alvesco:

Less serious side effects include: unpleasant taste in your mouth or throat; dry mouth, burning or irritation in your mouth; runny or stuffy nose; sore throat; hoarse voice; mild itching or skin rash; joint pain, back pain, or headache

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