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 BRAND NAMES
- International: Alvesco
- Italy: Alvesco
 MECHANISM OF ACTION
Ciclesonide is an inhaled glucocorticoid, it works in the air passages of the lungs by reducing inflammation and keeping the airways open, making it easier to breathe.
Glucocorticoids have multiple antiinflammatory effects, inhibiting both inflammatory cells and release of inflammatory mediators.
- To PREVENT shortness of breath or asthma. It won't give a fast relief once an acute bronchospasm attack has started.
160 micrograms once daily, is usually sufficient for the achievement of asthma control in the majority of patients.
- Hypersensitivity to ciclesonide (Rare cases of hypersensitivity reactions with manifestations such as angioedema, with swelling of the lips, tongue and pharynx, have been reported.)
 PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
- Pregnancy Category C, Ciclosonide inhaler should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
- It is not known whether inhaled ciclesonide passes into the breast milk in humans. prescribing it women who are breast feeding will therefore only be considered if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the possible risk to the child.
 SIDE EFFECTS
May cause infection of the mouth and throat (rinsing your mouth and gargling with water after using the inhaler may avoid such inconvenience), headache, upper respiratory infection, arthralgia, nasal congestion, hoarse voice, dry irritated throat, bad taste, thirst, cough, pain in extremity and back pain.