Alvesco is a drug that is also known as Ciclesonide. It is an artificial corticosteroid that helps to prevent the release of the substances causing inflammation in the body. Alvesco is indicated for the prevention of asthma attacks within children and adults. The drug is contraindicated to children under 12 years old. The drug can prevent and control the asthma symptoms.
Alvesco is not used for the rapid treatment of an asthma attack that has already begun. In this case you must take high-speed drugs.
You should know that steroid medications may weaken your immune system. Before taking the medication Alvesco, tell the doctor about all the diseases or infections that you have had recently.
Tell the doctor if you suffer from the following diseases: throat and mouth infections, tuberculosis, glaucoma and cataract, osteoporosis, infections of your eyes.
Do not stop using the steroid drugs suddenly if you also use them during your treatment, because you can have unpleasant consequences.
Also try not to be near sick people.
If you are allergic to Ciclesonide, then you should not use Alvesco. Consult your doctor if you suffer from: throat and mouth infections, glaucoma and cataracts, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, eye infection.
The effect of the drug on an unborn baby has not been studied, but if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should inform the doctor about it. Also, tell the doctor if you are breastfeeding, as it is not known whether the medication can get into the breast milk and affect the child.
Method of Application
The medication Alvesco is produced with instructions for the use and filling of the device. Use the drug according to the instructions and recommendations of your doctor.
Usually the drug is applied in the morning or in the evening one time per day. After taking the medication, rinse your mouth with water. Be sure that the device is filled with the medication before inhalation. Follow the instructions for the patients or ask your doctor if you do not know how to fill the inhaler.
The drug should be stored away from the heat and moisture at room temperature.
If you forgot to take the drug in time, so take it, when you remember about it. But if it is time for the next dose, so skip the missed one and take the planned dose in time.
Try not to interact with people having any infections during the treatment.
If after taking Alvesco medication you experience allergic reactions in the form of problems with breathing, rashes, swelling of the face and throat, then immediately consult the doctor.
Taking the drug may cause some side effects and having them you should immediately consult your doctor. They are: worsening asthma symptoms; bronchospasm; problems with breathing, shortness of breath, choking; white spots or ulcers in the mouth and throat.
General side effects: severe headache; a hoarse voice, an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth; nasal congestion, sore throat; irritation and dry mouth; rash or itching on the skin; pain in the back and joints.
This list of side effects is not detailed, so consult your doctor about complete information.
Before using Alvesco, you should inform your physician about all the medications that you are taking and stop taking. Since there are some substances that can affect the effect of the drug Alvesco, ask your doctor about them and do not take them, as they can change the action of Alvesco. Never change the dosage of the medication yourself, as it can only be done by your doctor.