Alvesco (Ciclesonide) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Alvesco used for?
Alvesco is an HFA aerosol inhaler used to prevent and manage coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath symptomatic of asthma. This medication is intended for long-term regular use in order to slowly reduce the effects of asthma over time and is not intended to stop asthma attacks at their onset.
This medication uses the active ingredient ciclesonide, which belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Inhaled corticosteroids work by reducing and preventing inflammation, which is a common cause of asthmatic symptoms in those suffering from chronic asthma.
This inhaler is not intended for the relief of acute bronchospasm.
Children under the age of 12 should not use this inhaler, as corticosteroids may be harmful to their growth and development.
Do not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to ciclesonide or any other type of corticosteroid medication.
What You Should Know Before Using This Medication
Inhalation therapies such as Alvesco inhalers may cause wheezing and difficulty breathing after use. This is a reaction known as paradoxical bronchospasm, which is uncommon, but not abnormal. Always be sure to have your relief inhaler at hand when using the Alvesco inhaler in case a paradoxical bronchospasm reaction occurs.
Corticosteroids are known to cause systemic side effects with overuse. If you are transferring from one type of corticosteroid onto another, proceeding with extreme caution is a must. Talk to your doctor and monitor your health closely in order to mitigate the risk of adrenal insufficiency associated with the misuse of corticosteroids.
How to Use Your Inhaler
- Prime — Release three short puffs into the air away from
- Remove — Take off the mouthpiece cover and place the inhaler in your mouth, creating a seal around the mouthpiece
- Inhale — Press down on the top of the inhaler to administer the dose while breathing in slowly
- Hold — Wait 10 seconds before breathing out
- Exhale — breathe out. Do not breathe into the inhaler
- Clean — with a dry cloth, wipe the mouthpiece down inside and out. Cleaning your inhaler once every week should be sufficient
This inhaler is available in two strengths:
- Alvesco 80 mcg
- Alvesco 160 mcg
Alvesco is inhaled through the mouth, so that the medicine-containing solution can settle into the bronchial tubes where its action will take effect.
The typical starting dose recommended by doctors is two inhalations of the 80-mcg inhaler per day. This dose may be increased if the response to the medication is not satisfactory.
Your dosage will depend on your history of any previous medications and treatments. If you have used an inhaled corticosteroid in the past, your maximum dosage may be higher than others at 320 mcg twice daily. If you have previously taken an oral corticosteroid, then your starting dose may be 320 mcg twice daily, to be reduced gradually.
Alvesco Side Effects
Alvesco can cause a number of side effects, including:
- Dry mouth
- Burning sensation in mouth or throat
- Congested nose
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Unpleasant, lingering taste
- Mild itching
- Joint pain
- Back pain
The above side effects are considered relatively common. Talk to your doctor only if the side effects you experience are severe, persistent, or dangerous.
While it is rare to experience dangerous side effects, you should be aware of their effects, and you should monitor your health to practice caution. Talk to your doctor right away if you encounter any serious side effects:
- Worse breathing or other breathing problems after use
- Chest tightness
- Difficulty breathing
- White patch or sore around the mouth
- Tunnel vision
- Blurred vision
- Worse asthma symptoms
Alvesco vs Qvar
Qvar is another corticosteroid inhaler that may be used to treat asthma. Qvar is a very similar medication to Alvesco, however, the price of Alvesco tends to be cheaper. Consult your doctor to determine which is right for you.
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Alvesco (Ciclesonide). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Alvesco (Ciclesonide).