Alvesco (Ciclesonide) for asthma | MyAsthmaTeam

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Alvesco is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for maintenance treatment of asthma in people 12 years of age and older. Alvesco is not indicated for rescue usage during acute bronchospasms. Alvesco is also known by its drug name, Ciclesonide.

Alvesco is a glucocorticoid steroid, a drug that suppresses the immune system. Alvesco is believed to work by reducing inflammation in the lungs, lowering the risk of bronchospasm.

How do I take it?
Alvesco is inhaled orally twice a day.

Alvesco comes in an aerosol inhaler.

Side effects
Common side effects of Alvesco include cold symptoms, headache, sinus infection, bad taste in the mouth, and pain in the sinuses, throat, back, joints, or extremities. You may be more susceptible to infections, including yeast infections in the mouth, while taking Alvesco.

Rare but serious side effects include glaucoma, cataracts, and impaired function of the adrenal glands.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Alvesco — Covis Pharma

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