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Brief Summary:

ALVESCO is available in 2 different strengths

ALVESCO® (ciclesonide) Inhalation Aerosol 80 mcg

ALVESCO® (ciclesonide) Inhalation Aerosol 160 mcg

ALVESCO is used as maintenance treatment that helps prevent and control asthma symptoms because ALVESCO reduces airway inflammation. ALVESCO is not a bronchodilator. You should not use ALVESCO when you are having sudden symptoms of shortness of breath. Use an inhaled short-acting bronchodilator such as albuterol to relieve sudden symptoms of shortness of breath.

Proven Uses:

ALVESCO is used for the long-term treatment of asthma.


Serious Side Effects may include:

  • Adrenal Insufficiency (your adrenal gland can not produce enough steroids since you were on oral steroid medicine). If you took steroids by mouth and are having them decreased (tapered) or you are being switched to ALVESCO®, you should be followed closely by your doctor.
  • Decreased bone mass (bone mineral density). Patients who use inhaled steroid medicines for a long time may have an increased risk of decreased bone mass which can affect bone strength. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions about bone health.

The most common side effects with ALVESCO® include: headache, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, pharyngolaryngeal pain, upper respiratory infection, arthralgia, nasal congestion, pain in extremity and back pain.

About ALVESCO Inhaler:

Your ALVESCO inhaler is fitted with a dose indicator which shows you how much of your medicine is left during use. The dose indicator display will move every tenth time you take a puff. The dose indicator display window will turn red when there are only 20 puffs remaining.


What's New

Allergy and Asthma Associates has established the Food Allergy Center, the first and only one of its kind in Orange County, to focus exclusively on the diagnosis and now treatment of food allergy. We are now offering oral immunotherapy. The purpose of oral immunotherapy (OIT) is to decrease your sensitivity to allergy-causing foods, so that exposure to the offending food (peanut, milk, egg, tree nuts etc.) will result in fewer and less severe symptoms in the event of an accidental exposure.


What Our Patients Say About Us

  • When I first got diagnosed with asthma it started off as exercised induced but throughout the years it became worse than that. Just a wind would make me feel like I needed to take my inhaler, a change in the weather and I had to take a breathing treatment. It was really hard especially for being an athlete, because you don’t want anything holding you back from what you love to do...


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27800 Medical Center Road
Suite 244
Mission Viejo,
CA 92691

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15785 Laguna Canyon Road
Suite 100
CA 92618

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