Asthma and Respiratory
Respiratory aerosol, solution
CICLESONIDE (sye KLES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.
Alvesco may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is inhaled through the mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask your doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Alvesco contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Alvesco is only for you. Do not share Alvesco with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
-white patches or sores in the mouth or throat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-loss of taste or unpleasant taste
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Alvesco. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-immune system problems
-infection, like chickenpox, tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
-recent surgery or injury of mouth or throat
-taking corticosteroids by mouth
-an unusual or allergic reaction to ciclesonide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not start to get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not get the inhaler wet. Check the dose counter of your inhaler to show you if the doses are all gone. Throw away your inhaler when it is empty. Do not reuse this inhaler. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.