ALVESCO inhaler 160 mcg. 60 doses
The active ingredient in this medicine is ciclesonide.
ALVESCO inhaler 160 mcg. 60 doses
ALVESCO WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR ?
Alvesco is a clear and colorless aerosol spray that you breathe into your lungs through the mouth. This is preventive medicine that must be taken every day, and which becomes active only after being inhaled into your lungs .
The active ingredient in this medicine is ciclesonide .
The drug is prescribed to control persistent asthma in adults and adolescents / 12 years /
It helps you breathe easier by reducing the symptoms of asthma and by reducing the likelihood of an asthma attack . The effect occurs after a period of time and therefore the drug must be taken every day, even when you feel better.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ALVESCO
Alvesco not take if you are allergic to ciclesonide or any of the other ingredients.
During treatment with Alvesco should immediately contact your doctor if:
- Highly difficult breathing and your symptoms , cough, shortness of breath , wheezing , chest tightness , increased lung sounds or other signs indicating a narrowing of the bronchi worsen
- Wake up at night from the signs
- Do not get any improvement after using your inhaler rapid bronchodilation . Your doctor will decide what treatment you need in the future.
Pregnancy and lactation
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or breast-feeding
Because there is not enough information on the effects of Alvesco in pregnant women , your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of the application of Alvesco .
Ciclesonide can be taken during pregnancy only if the expected benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the developing baby . If your doctor determines that you can continue to take Alvesko should use the lowest possible dose of ciclesonide for the maintenance of asthma control .
In children of mothers who received corticosteroids during pregnancy should be carefully monitored adrenal activity.
Tell your doctor if you want to use while breastfeeding Alvesco
It is not known whether inhaled ciclesonide passes into breast milk in humans.
- Therefore prescribing Alvesko women who are breastfeeding should be done only after careful consideration if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the child.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine
HOW TO TAKE ALVESCO
If you have just started taking this medicine instead or corticosteroid tablets :
How much Alvesko must be taken every day?
Your doctor will have told you how much medicine you should take each day. This will depend on your individual needs.
Alvesko recommended dose is 160 micrograms once daily, which in most patients asthma control .
In some patients, a reduced dose of 80 micrograms once daily may be sufficient to maintain effective control of asthma .
In patients who have a severe worsening of asthma symptoms , it may be necessary to increase the dose of Alvesko for a short period of time .
The dose may be increased up to 640 micrograms per day , delivered as 320 micrograms twice daily , but there are no data confirming the additional therapeutic effect after 3 months at these higher doses .
If necessary , your doctor may also prescribe corticosteroid tablets and / or antibiotic
Your doctor will adjust the dose to the minimum necessary to control asthma .
You should start to notice an improvement in symptoms within 24 hours.
When should I use my inhaler Alvesco ?
In most cases, either in the morning or evening - as one or two puffs once daily. Follow your doctor's instructions . It is important to take Alvesco every day, even when you feel better.
How to use my inhaler ?
Good technique of administration will provide to your lungs to reach the correct amount .
If you want , the first few times you can practice in front of a mirror until you are confident that you are using your inhaler correctly Alvesco . Be careful not to give the drug the top or side of your mouth.
If the inhaler is new or has not been used for a week or more , must be checked before use. Remove the mouthpiece cover and press the canister down three times in the inhaler so as to separate three sprays into the air away from you.
There is no need to shake before use your inhaler Alvesco .
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
The side effects seen with the use of Alvesco were mild . In most cases you can continue treatment.
Very rare - hypersensitivity Immediate or delayed as swelling of the lips, tongue, throat .
Uncommon - hoarseness , cough after inhalation , increase in wheezing after inhalation , bad taste , burning , inflammation, irritation, dryness of the mouth or throat , skin rash and / or eczema, which causes redness and itching
Alvesko can affect the normal production of steroids in your body. This is usually observed in patients receiving high doses for long time. These effects may include :
- Reduced rate of growth in adolescents ;
- Thinning of the bones ;
- Clouding of the lens of the eye causing blurred vision ;
- Loss of vision caused by abnormally high pressure in the eye
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
What does Alvesco ?
The active ingredient ciclesonide .
The other ingredients are ethanol anhydrous and propellant.