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Dosage: 80mcg
Quantity: 120doses
Price: $63.75
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Dosage: 80mcg
Quantity: 360doses
Price: $182.00
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Dosage: 160mcg
Quantity: 120doses
Price: $74.00

Description

What is Alvesco used for? 

This medication reduces and prevents symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing due to asthma. 

Alvesco belongs to the drug class called corticosteroids. This medication works by decreasing the swelling of the airways in the lungs to help you breathe more comfortably. 

This inhaler is available as a liquid inhalation. It is available as Alvesco 160 mcg and 80 mcg.

How to take Alvesco 

This medication is inhaled orally as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. No shaking of the inhaler is necessary before you use it. Make sure only to follow what your doctor has told you. Do not go higher, lower, or stop the dosage unless your doctor or pharmacist instructs you.  

Alvesco dosage will be based on your treatment response and medical history. Take Alvesco regularly for it to have the most benefit on you. Remember to take the medication, take it simultaneously every day.

Caution 

Before you use Alvesco, tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you are allergic to this medication or similar drugs such as fluticasone, beclomethasone, and other allergies in general. Alvesco can cause allergic reactions due to its inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. 

Before using this inhaler, various medical histories must be told by your doctor. These medical histories include untreated infections such as those caused by fungus or bacteria, tuberculosis, liver disease, certain eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, herpes infection of the eye, and adrenal gland problems such as adrenal insufficiency, bone loss (osteoporosis), underactive thyroid hypothyroidism.   

Pregnant women should only use this medication when it is clearly needed. It is still unknown if Alvesco passes on breast milk. Talk to your doctor before you consider breastfeeding.

Alvesco Side effects 

Hoarseness, a bad taste in the mouth, dry/irritated throat, and coughing may occur. If you experience any of these effects, speak with your doctor or pharmacist promptly.  

For more information about the side effects, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects 

White patches in your mouth or on your tongue, poor wound healing, vision changes, unusual/persistent headache, increased thirst/urination, mental/mood changes such as depression, agitation, puffy face, muscle pain/weakness, and unexpected weight gain. If you experience any one of these side effects, seek medical help right away. If left untreated, your condition will rapidly get worse.

Allergic reactions 

Allergic reactions to Alvesco include rash, itching, swelling, especially on the tongue, face, throat, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. These effects are infrequent, but you must seek medical attention immediately if it occurs.

How much does Alvesco cost in Canada? 

Alvesco prices will depend on the pharmacy you will buy it from. For further info, refer to our prices above.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the difference between Alvesco vs Qvar inhalers? 

Alvesco is considered a good maintenance drug for asthma. However, Qvar is a medication that is an inhaled corticosteroid and is the most effective medication to manage asthma if taken daily.

What is the difference between Alvesco vs Symbicort inhalers? 

Alvesco is a medication that is used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and has an active ingredient called ciclesonide. It is approved for use by both adults and children over 12 years of age. 

While Symbicort Inhaler is approved to treat asthma in children ages 6 – 12 and contains budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate as active ingredients.

What other drugs could interact with Alvesco? 

Some of the drugs that could possibly interact with Ciclesonide are the following: 

  • “azole” antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole) 
  • Clarithromycin
  • Nefazodone
  • Loxapine
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Deferasirox 

These are not the complete list of drugs with possible interaction with Ciclesonide. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking them, so speak with your doctor or pharmacist. 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Alvesco

Scientific Name:

Ciclesonide

Other Names:

Alvesco

Strength(s):

160mcg, 80mcg

Quantities Available:

120doses, 360doses

Formulation:

Inhaler

The information above is provided by third parties to Prescriptionpoint.com for Alvesco (Ciclesonide). This information is for general purposes only and is not intended to replace a physician's advice. Always consult with your doctor or a qualified health care professional if you need advice on any medical concerns.