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The Alvesco inhaler is made up of ciclesonide, which is a corticosteroid. Alvesco is usually a red or brown inhaler and is used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. These are symptoms seen in people with asthma. We have Alvesco available in two doses; 160mcg (200mcg) and 80mcg (100mcg).
This medication works by preventing inflammation in the lungs, by doing this, it reduces the severity of future asthma attacks. Since it works by preventing symptoms from occuring and reducing the effect, it does not work for an asthma attack that has already started.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.
It has not yet been shown to be effective or safe for children under the age of 12 years old.
It is unknown whether or not this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor for more information.
This medication may weaken your immune system.
This medication may increase your chances of sores inside your mouth and throat.
This medication could stunt the growth in children. This includes a stunt in weight gain and height.
Tell your medical doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication before having any surgery.
Common side effects of Alvesco include:
What are more serious side effects?
What are signs of allergic reaction?
Common symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
What should I avoid while on Alvesco?
Here is a small list of medicines you should avoid while using this medication.
What is the average dose recommendation?
For preventing an asthma attack:
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