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Alvesco (Ciclesonide) - 80mcg (60 puffs)

Alvesco (Ciclesonide) - 80mcg (60 puffs)

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Alvesco (ciclesonide)

What is it?

Alvesco (Ciclesonide) is a powerful steroid that can help to open the aireways in a short amount of time. At the same time, it can help to prevent the body from releasing particles that tend to trigger breathing problems. It is the release of such particles that often contribute to chronic breathing issues for many individuals.

What is it used for?

Ciclesonide (Alvesco) is often used to help open the airways. It may be prescribed for someone who is struggling to breathe well due to a health issue. It can also be the result of a breathing problem such as asthma. For those with chronic bouts of asthma, this steroid can help to prevent the attacks from being triggered. It may be used as a line of defense rather than relying on other medications once an asthma attack is already underway.

It is important to understand Alvesco (Ciclesonide) wonít stop an asthma attack or other breathing issue once it has started. This steroid is one taken to control and to prevent such attacks from occurring. It is very important to have medications on hand that can help in the event that an asthma attack or other breathing relating concern does happen.

Dosing Information

Ciclesonide is taken orally through an inhaler. It is offered as an 80 mcg or 160 mcg inhaler. Your doctor will prescribe the one he feels it the best resource for your asthma situation. When possible, you will be prescribed the lower dose. It can take up to 4 weeks of using Alvesco before a user starts to notice improvements. If necessary, the dose can be increased after that period of time to maximize the benefits for a given user.

This product should not be taken by those under the age of 12. The number of times per day it should be taken depends on the patient and their overall health history. It also depends on if they are taking another corticosteriod at the same time. It is important to take the daily recommended dose, even when you are feeling better. This is to get the asthma under control and reduce the number of attacks.

When a patient skips the dosing, it can increase the issues with asthma. This can hinder the overall value Ciclesonide (Alvesco) can offer to someone. Parents are advised to help their children create a schedule for taking this medication. They need to be able to stick with it, even at times when they arenít with their parents.

Possible Side Effects

The use of Alvesco (Ciclesonide) can reduce a personís immune system. It is very important to wash your hands well and to avoid contact with those that are ill. If you have any cuts or wounds, keep a very close eye on them. They may take longer to heal, and you need to make sure they donít get infected. It can be helpful to have them examined by a medical professional as a precaution.

Make sure your doctor is aware of your complete medical history. Not everyone is a good candidate for the use of this medication. Individuals with serious health issues including the following shouldnít take Alvesco (Ciclesonide).

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thrush
  • Tuberculosis

It isnít known if the use of this medication can affect a fetus if taken by a woman who is pregnant. As a result, it is best to not take it while pregnant or if you are trying to become pregnant. Women who are nursing shouldnít use Alvesco (Ciclesonide). For children at least 12 years of age, the use of this medication may slow down their growth. It is important for them to have regular check-ups with a pediatrician.

Most patients are able to use this medication without any problems. Those that do experience side effects find they tend to disappear after a few weeks. Let your doctor know if you experience any of the following, especially if the symptoms linger after 2 weeks of using Alvesco (Ciclesonide).

  • Back pain
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Burning sensation in the mouth and around the lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy Nose

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Alvesco (Ciclesonide) - 80mcg