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Ciclesonide is a medication used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing caused by asthma.
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What is Ciclesonide?
Ciclesonide belongs to the glucocorticoid class of medications used to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma. The medication is marketed under different brand names for asthma and allergic rhinitis. It comes as Alvesco for asthma, while it is sold under brand names Zetonna, Omnaris, and Omniair for hay fever.
Uses of Ciclesonide
Ciclesonide is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma. It helps to reduce the severity of asthma. The medication helps prevent the asthma attack by regular use however, it does not relieve an asthma attack that has been started already.
How it works?
The medication works by reducing inflammation of the lungs, which helps reduce the severity of asthma attacks. It reduces inflammation by reducing leukocyte infiltration at the inflammation site. It also reduces inflammation by preventing capillary dilation in the lungs.
Different dosage forms of Ciclesonide
Ciclesonide comes as a multi-dose inhaler powder with strengths of 80mcg/inhalation and 160mcg/inhalation for adults.
How to use it?
Hold the inhaler upright and put it in the mouth over the tongue. Press the indicator with your finger firmly. Breathe the dose through your mouth slowly and deeply. Hold your breath for 10 seconds as you inhale the dose.
Side effects of Ciclesonide
Some common side effects of Ciclesonide inhalers include:
- Eye problems such as glaucoma and cataracts
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Swelling of nose and throat (nasopharyngitis)
- Throat pain
- Joint pain
- Nasal congestion
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- Alvesco inhalation 160 mcg taken one puff twice daily.
Precautions and Contraindications
- Ciclesonide weakens your immune system, so avoid being around infected people like those with chicken pox and measles in order to reduce your chances of an infection.
- The medication can also increase the risk of sores and infections in your mouth.
- Inform your doctor about a history of infections, oral thrush, herpes infection, or a personal and family history of osteoporosis so they can decide if this medication is suitable for you.
- Do not use Alvesco if you are allergic to the medication or any of its components.
FAQs about Ciclesonide prescription refill
How long does Alvesco take to work?
Alvesco only prevents asthma attacks and usually starts showing its efficacy within 24 hours of the intake. You can discuss your medication and dosing with your doctor. However, it may take weeks before you start seeing the full benefits of the medication.
How long does Alvesco stay in your system?
Alvesco may take up to 22 hours to be eliminated from your system. Discuss any possible interactions with your doctor if you are taking other medications.
Does Alvesco cause weight gain?
Yes, you may experience weight gain due to too much cortisol in your system. Alvesco is a glucocorticoid, and you may experience side effects related to more cortisol in your system.
What happens if I stop taking Alvesco?
It is not recommended to stop taking Alvesco suddenly, as you may experience withdrawal symptoms similar to the withdrawal of other steroid medications.
Why do you have to rinse after an Alvesco?
Rinsing helps to prevent inflammation and irritation in the mouth that can be caused by glucocorticoids and reduces your chances of an oral thrush To avoid any inconvenience, follow exactly as directed by your doctor.
How many times can I take Alvesco?
The usual starting docs of Alvesco is 80 mcg taken twice daily, which can later increase to 160 mcg twice daily.
What are the alternatives of Alvesco?
What medication can interact with Alvesco?
Medications like aldesleukin Azole antifungals, Ceritinib, Clarithromycin, Desmopressin, HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., atazanavir, darunavir, lopinavir, ritonavir), Iidelalisib, and Cobicistat can interact with Alvesco. You should share the complete list of medications with your doctor before starting Alvesco.
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