Marketed as Alvesco 100mcg/Inh in Australia
Marketed as Alvesco 100mcg/Inh in Canada
Marketed as Alvesco 100mcg/Inh in United Kingdom
Marketed as Alvesco 200mcg/Inh in Canada
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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, get medical help right away.
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 oral yeast infections from developing, gargle, rinse your mouth with water and spit out 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.
Before using ciclesonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (such as 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 (such as 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. 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. Alvesco may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. 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 (such as 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 nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. It is not known whether Alvesco passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aldesleukin, corticosteroids taken by mouth (such as prednisone, dexamethasone), mifepristone. Other medications can affect the removal of ciclesonide from your body, which may affect how ciclesonide works. Examples include some azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), HIV protease inhibitors (such as nelfinavir), ritonavir, among others.
Alvesco Side Effects
See also Precautions section. Dry/irritated throat, hoarseness, a bad taste in the mouth, or coughing may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that Alvesco has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Alvesco do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,white patches in your mouth or on your tongue, headache that doesn't go away, vision changes, poor wound healing, puffy face, unexpected weight gain, muscle pain/weakness, mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation), increased thirst/urination. Rarely, Alvesco may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma immediately after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away. A very serious allergic reaction to Alvesco is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications 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.
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