What is Alvesco used for?
Alvesco is a medication used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
How does Alvesco work?
Alvesco is also known as ciclesonide and belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation in the airways, making it easier to breathe.
What are the side effects of Alvesco?
Common side effects of Alvesco include headache, sore throat, and upper respiratory tract infection.
How do I use Alvesco?
Alvesco is usually inhaled once or twice a day, but your doctor may adjust your dosage depending on your condition. Make sure to follow the instructions on the label and ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Can Alvesco be used for children?
Alvesco is approved for use in children 12 years and older. It is important to use Alvesco as directed by your pediatrician.
Can Alvesco cause an allergic reaction?
Alvesco, like any medication, can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives, rash, itching, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using Alvesco and seek medical attention immediately.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Alvesco?
If you miss a dose of Alvesco, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is close to the time for your next dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, talk to your doctor about adjusting your schedule.
What should I do if I overdose on Alvesco?
If you use too much Alvesco, seek immediate emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.