Alvesco

(Ciclesonide)
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  • 80mcg/Inh

  • 160mcg/Inh

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Alvesco 80mcg/Inh

Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler

Marketed as Alvesco 100mcg/Inh in Australia

Alvesco 80mcg/Inh
Alvesco 80mcg/Inh

Alvesco 80mcg/Inh

Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler

Marketed as Alvesco 100mcg/Inh in Australia

Prescription required. Manufactured by AstraZeneca Product of Australia. Shipped from Vanuatu.

Alvesco 160mcg/Inh

Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
Alvesco 160mcg/Inh
Alvesco 160mcg/Inh

Alvesco 160mcg/Inh

Metered-Dose Aerosol Inhaler
Prescription required. Manufactured by Astra Zeneca Product of Australia. Shipped from Australia.

Alvesco Drug Information

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  • Alvesco Overview

    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. Alvesco belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Alvesco must be taken regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed. Keep track of how often you need to use your quick-relief inhaler, and tell your doctor. If your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to work as well, if you need to use more than usual of your quick-relief inhaler for 2 or more days in a row, or if you need to use more than one full canister of your quick-relief inhaler over a 2-month period, seek immediate medical attention.

  • How to Use Alvesco

    Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using ciclesonide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Inhale Alvesco by mouth as directed by your doctor. No shaking of the inhaler is necessary before use. If the inhaler is new or has not been used for 1 week or more, prime the inhaler for use by spraying 3 puffs into the air. Remove the cover on the mouthpiece. Breathe out as much as you comfortably can. Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips tightly around it. While breathing in slowly and deeply, press down on the canister with your finger. After inhaling, try to hold your breath for at least 10 seconds to get Alvesco into your lungs and allow it to work properly. Dosage of Alvesco is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. A spacer device may be used with Alvesco if you find it difficult to use this inhaler. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. If your prescribed dose is 2 puffs, wait at least one minute between them. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least 1 minute between the use of each medication, and use Alvesco (the corticosteroid) last. To prevent dry mouth, hoarseness, and yeast infections in the mouth (thrush), gargle and rinse your mouth with water after each use. Do not swallow the rinse water. Clean the mouthpiece once a week with a dry tissue. Do not wet the mouthpiece to clean it. Use Alvesco regularly to get the most benefit from it. Alvesco works best when used at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose, use this inhaler more frequently, or stop using it without first consulting your doctor. Learn which of your inhalers you should use every day (controller drugs) and which you should use if your breathing suddenly worsens (quick-relief drugs). Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do if you have new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, worsening peak flow meter readings, waking up at night with trouble breathing, if you use your quick-relief inhaler more often (more than 2 days a week), or if your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to be working well. Learn when you can treat sudden breathing problems by yourself and when you must get medical help right away. You may begin to feel Alvesco working within 24 hours, but it may take several weeks or longer before the full benefit of Alvesco takes effect. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.

  • Alvesco Precautions

    Before using ciclesonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., beclomethasone, fluticasone); or if you have any other allergies. Alvesco may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Alvesco, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,tuberculosis, untreated infections (such as those caused by fungus or bacteria), certain eye problems (glaucoma, cataracts, herpes infection of the eye), liver disease, adrenal gland problems (e.g., adrenal insufficiency), underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), bone loss (osteoporosis). If you have switched from a corticosteroid taken by mouth (such as prednisone tablets) to this inhaler within the past 12 months, or if you have been using Alvesco in higher-than-usual doses for a long time, it may be more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Alvesco or have used a corticosteroid taken by mouth within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. Carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that says you use (or have used) corticosteroid medications. Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles infection while taking Alvesco unless you have previously had these infections (e.g., in childhood). If you are exposed to one of these infections and you have not previously had it, seek immediate medical attention. Alvesco may mask signs of infection or put you at greater risk of developing an infection. Report any signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever, cough, changes in sputum color) that occur during treatment. When used for extended periods, medications similar to ciclesonide may affect bone strength, especially in people who smoke, have a family history of brittle bones (osteoporosis), or take other medications that may weaken bones (e.g., phenytoin). Bone density tests may help to determine whether you need medication to treat or prevent this problem. Consult your doctor for more information. Alvesco may temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. However, poorly controlled asthma can also slow down growth. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. During pregnancy, Alvesco should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have been using Alvesco for an extended time may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone. Tell the doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. It is not known whether Alvesco passes into breast milk. Therefore, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Alvesco Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Alvesco, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Alvesco Interactions

    Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using ciclesonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,aldesleukin, corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone), mifepristone, drugs affecting the removal of ciclesonide from your system (potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, nelfinavir, ritonavir). This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Alvesco, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

  • Alvesco Side Effects

    What are Alvesco side effects?

    Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Alvesco may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Alvesco as a result of an interaction with other medications.

    Side Effects of Alvesco

    The side effects of Alvesco may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Alvesco. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Alvesco may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.

    Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Alvesco, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Alvesco.

    By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Alvesco, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Alvesco and the side effects associated with Alvesco are described in the following:

    Common Alvesco Side Effects

    Severe

    Less Severe

    • sore throat
    • sinusitis
    • nasal congestion
    • xerostomia
    • dysgeusia
    • headache disorder
    • dry throat
    • voice change
    • hoarseness
    • cough
    • nausea
    • diarrhea
    • pharyngitis
    • rhinitis

    Less Frequent Alvesco Side Effects

    Severe

    • oral candidiasis
    • upper respiratory infection
    • hypercortisolism

    Less Severe

    • dyspepsia
    • arthralgia
    • flu-like symptoms
    • appetite changes
    • vomiting
    • mouth irritation
    • vaginitis
    • dysmenorrhea

    Rare or Very Rare Alvesco Side Effects

    Severe

    • esophageal candidiasis
    • depression
    • glaucoma
    • cataracts
    • pneumonia
    • eczema
    • osteopenia
    • skin rash
    • peripheral edema
    • facial edema
    • immunosuppression
    • paradoxical bronchospasm
    • erythema multiforme

    Less Severe

    • mood changes
    • glossitis
    • dizziness
    • weight gain
    • palpitations
    • heartburn
    • acute abdominal pain
    • nervousness
    • conjunctivitis
    • earache
    • bronchitis
    • laryngitis
    • chest pain
    • neck pain
    • insomnia
    • migraine
    • gastroenteritis
    • myalgia
  • Alvesco Storage

    Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Alvesco when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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