Alvesco is a corticosteroid that works to minimize the symptoms experienced by asthma sufferers. Alvesco reduces of the airways. Untreated asthma commonly affects an individual's ability to consistently perform everyday tasks such as walking, exercising, or completing daily tasks. When properly treated with Alvesco, it is possible to lead a happy and healthy life with minimal or no asthma-related symptoms.
Alvesco is a medicine used in the treatment of asthma. While the drug is not used to treat active asthma attacks, it is used as a prophylactic to prevent asthma attacks. The active ingredient of Alvesco - ciclesonide - is a corticosteroid that suppresses the body's inflammatory response. It's only by reducing the inflammatory response - and its mediators - that the asthmatic response is controlled.
Alvesco is not to be used in patients under the age of 12. As Alvesco is a steroid preparation, there are numerous risks worth considering. Patients may, for example, experience side effects such as headache, joint pain, hoarse voice, unpleasant taste, dry mouth, and sore throat. Some patients experience wheezing and choking.