Alvesco – Daily Asthma Treatment with Alvesco

Alvesco is an asthma medicine made from Ciclesonide, which is a synthetic corticosteroid. It is an inhaled drug designed to treat asthma symptoms on a daily basis. Alvesco is not intended to be used as a rescue inhaler for asthma attacks.

Ciclesonide is intended as a long term treatment for asthma symptoms with the intent of deterring asthma attacks for asthmatics over the age of 12. When used as prescribed, Alvesco is intended to travel into even the smallest of the bronchial tubes to reduce inflammation that typically causes asthma symptoms. Alvesco is typically a once a day inhaler and may reduce the risk of sudden attacks.

Alvesco is a form of a steroid. Although different from performance enhancing drugs, this steroid medication can still weaken the immune system. This may make it easier to pick up infections and more difficult to overcome them. There are potential side effects to the use of this drug. These side effects may include sore throat, irritated tongue, runny nose or congestion, hoarseness of voice, headache, dry mouth, rash or white patches inside the mouth, objectionable taste in the mouth, or joint pain. Asthma is a serious condition and medicines for its treatment may also have serious side effects. When taking Alvesco, if you experience breathing problems, vision problems, sores in the mouth or asthma symptoms escalate, contact a physician immediately. In addition, other medications may have significant adverse interactions with this drug, be sure to discuss all medications with a doctor. A licensed physician must provide a Alvesco prescription prior to obtaining this drug from a pharmacy in Canada.