"The US Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca's Symbicort inhalation aerosol (80/4.5 mcg) for children aged 6 to 12 years with asthma that is not well controlled with an inhaled corticosteroid, the company has announced.
Alvesco Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ciclesonide (Alvesco)?
- What are the possible side effects of ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ciclesonide (Alvesco)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using ciclesonide (Alvesco)?
- How should I use ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alvesco)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alvesco)?
- What should I avoid while using ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
- What other drugs will affect ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Alvesco)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Alvesco)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of ciclesonide inhalation is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
What other drugs will affect ciclesonide inhalation (Alvesco)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), or ritonavir (Norvir); or
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone, paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
There may be other drugs that can interact with ciclesonide inhalation. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ciclesonide inhalation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Alvesco Information
- Alvesco Drug Interactions Center: ciclesonide inhl
- Alvesco Side Effects Center
- Alvesco Overview including Precautions
- Alvesco FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Alvesco - User Reviews
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