Alvesco is a prophylactic preventive therapy recommended in cases where adults and adolescent patients aged 12 years and older need their Asthma symptoms managed. This medicine comes in the form of a clear and colourless aerosol spray containing the active ingredient ciclesonide.
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Alvesco is a prophylactic preventive therapy recommended in cases where adults and adolescent patients aged 12 years and older need their Asthma symptoms managed. This medicine comes in the form of a clear and colourless aerosol spray containing the active ingredient ciclesonide.

Ciclesonide is a glucocorticoid used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis. 2

Ciclesonide is a glucocorticoid used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis. 2


Alvesco is a prescription medication that comes in the form of a CFC-free aerosol inhaler. Alvesco is prescribed to people suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma or other respiratory conditions that cause breathlessness. Regular doses of Alvesco help to manage severe asthma by soothing the inflammation and irritation in your airways. This medication is only effective as a preventive measure for asthma attacks when taken regularly in the long-term. It cannot be used as a ‘quick-fix’ at the time of an attack of breathlessness.

Alvesco is an inhaler that is prescribed to help manage the symptoms of asthma. This is an effective preventive measure for people suffering from asthma. This medication contains the active ingredient ciclesonide. Ciclesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces the inflammation and irritation of the lungs, to help manage asthma. The effectiveness of Alvesco increases with the regularity of use over the long term. 

If you suffer from asthma, your respiratory organs including your lungs and airways tend to get inflamed and irritated making it difficult for you to breathe. Airways tighten due to inflammation and the formation of excess mucus. Your body naturally produces a hormone known as corticosteroid which reduces inflammatory responses among other things.

Alvesco contains a synthetic corticosteroid known as ciclesonide. When you use the Alvesco inhaler, ciclesonide is absorbed into your lung cells and airways and it instantly reduces inflammation. Alvesco also helps in reducing the formation of excess mucus which also helps in opening up the airways allowing you to breathe more easily.

Alvesco is an effective medication for the treatment of asthma and there are various benefits to the patients who are prescribed Alvesco. Some of them are listed below –

  • Alvesco prevents the onset of attacks of breathlessness by reducing inflammation, irritation, and the formation of excess mucus in the respiratory system.
  • As this medication is administered in the form of an inhaler, the ciclesonide is directly delivered to the lungs in a very small quantity, this reduces the potential for side effects than if ciclesonide is taken by the mouth.
  • Asthma is a debilitating condition that can hamper your daily activities and make it difficult for you to function. Alvesco is an effective medication to manage asthma.

The effectiveness of Alvesco to keep your asthma at bay increases with continued use over time. 

Alvesco is a prescription-only medication that should be taken as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will be able to assess the severity of your asthma and recommend the dosage you need. Also, Alvesco is available in strengths of 40, 80, or 160 micrograms. The correct strength that you need to take is also decided by your doctor. Alvesco 160 inhaler is prescribed in cases of severe asthma only.

In case of severe asthma doctors usually recommend Alvesco dosage as one puff once a day. The regularity of doses for the long-term is important for Alvesco to be effective in preventing your asthma from worsening. 

Alvesco is a prescription-only medicine that should be used according to the instructions given by your doctor. If used incorrectly, your lungs may not receive the right amount of medication. Also, make sure to read the patient information leaflet in the pack. Here is the recommended way to use your Alvesco inhaler –

  • Do not shake the inhaler before use.
  • Hold the inhaler with the mouthpiece at the bottom and remove the mouthpiece cover.
  • Breathe out as far as you comfortably can and then place the inhaler between your teeth. Do not bite. Close your lips to seal the opening.
  • Breathe in deeply while pressing the top of the canister to release the medicine. Hold your breath for a few seconds and then facing away from the inhaler mouthpiece, breathe out gently.
  • If you have been prescribed more than one puff, repeat the steps above after waiting for a minute or two. 

Alvesco is an effective asthma treatment, but this medication is not suitable for everyone and there are some conditions wherein you should only use Alvesco after consulting your doctor. Here are some conditions in which Alvesco should be used with caution –

  • If you have been treated for tuberculosis in the past or if you are taking treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis at that time.
  • If you are currently being treated for fungal, viral, or bacterial infections.
  • You are currently taking corticosteroids tablets
  • You are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Alvesco is unsuitable for use in some conditions. Speak to your doctor about alternative treatments for asthma. Do not use Alvesco if –

  • You are under 12 years of age.
  • You are allergic to corticosteroids.
  • You are allergic to any other ingredient of Alvesco.
  • You have not been prescribed Alvesco by a doctor.
  • You need quick-relief from an acute asthma attack.

Just like all other medicines, Alvesco also has been observed to cause side effects. Every medicine can affect different people in different ways. Just because a side effect is mentioned here does not mean that every person taking Alvesco will experience a side effect. Here is a list of the side effects associated with Alvesco –

  • Paradoxical bronchospasm (unexpected narrowing of airways)
  • Throat irritation
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Bad Taste, irritation of mouth
  • Thrush (fungal infection in the mouth)
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Eczema
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • High Blood Pressure

Discuss all the medications you are using currently with your doctor to ensure that none of the medicines interacts with Alvesco to reduce its effectiveness and vice versa. Do this even if you are taking over-the-counter medicines or herbal medicines. We have listed below some medicines that interact with Alvesco –

  • Medicines such as ketoconazole, ritonavir, itraconazole, nelfinavir, etc. may interact with Alvesco to increase the amount of medicine in your blood. This could increase the risk of experiencing side effects of Alvesco.

  • Medicines such as beta 2 agonists, oral corticosteroids, xanthine derivatives, diuretics, etc. may reduce potassium levels in your blood.

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It is important to clean and dry your inhaler after every use. Dirt may affect the way your inhaler works. Check the patient information leaflet given in the pack for instructions on cleaning the inhaler. To store the Alvesco inhaler –

  • Store your Alvesco inhaler in a cool and dry place.
  • Store the inhaler at a temperature below 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Do not store your inhaler in the bathroom or near a sink.
  • Do not leave your inhaler in the car on a hot day or on a window sill.
  • Heat and humidity can affect the potency of the medication.
  • Keep your inhaler out of sight and reach of children.

How Long Should You Take Alvesco puffer?
You can take Alvesco for as long as recommended by your doctor. Even if you begin to feel better don’t stop the medication unless instructed so by your doctor.

Does AlvescoRaise Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is one of the side effects of Alvesco. However, not every person using Alvesco experiences high blood pressure.

Can AlvescoCause Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations are a rare side effect of Alvesco. Not every person using Alvesco experiences heart palpitations.

Is Alvescoan Anti-Inflammatory?
Yes. Alvesco contains the active ingredient ciclesonide that is an anti-inflammatory. Using Alvesco helps reduce the inflammation in your airways.

Can You Take AlvescoAnd Ventolin?
Alvesco and Ventolin are two medicines that may interact with one another to cause issues for the patient. Therefore, you should always inform your doctor about Ventolin if you are taking it, before taking Alvesco.

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