Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Alvesco

Descriptions


Ciclesonide is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhaled ciclesonide decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started .

Ciclesonide is a corticosteroid or steroid (cortisone-like medicine). It works by preventing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs, which makes the asthma attack less severe .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Aerosol Liquid