Alvesco Side Effects
Generic Name: ciclesonide
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ciclesonide. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Alvesco.
Not all side effects for Alvesco may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to ciclesonide: inhalation aerosol liquid
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ciclesonide (the active ingredient contained in Alvesco). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking ciclesonide:More common
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty in breathing
- ear congestion
- loss of voice
- muscle aches
- nasal congestion
- pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
- shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- tightness of chest or wheezing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Sore mouth or tongue
- white patches in mouth and/or on tongue
- blurred vision
- creamy white, curd-like patches in mouth or throat
- darkening of skin
- decreased vision
- eye pain
- lack or slowing of normal growth in children
- large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- loss of appetite
- lower back or side pain
- mental depression
- pain when eating or swallowing
- painful or difficult urination
- skin rash
Some of the side effects that can occur with ciclesonide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common
- Back pain
- difficulty in moving
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in arms or legs
- pain in joints
- Chest discomfort
- dry mouth or throat
- voice changes
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ciclesonide: inhalation aerosol
Endocrine side effects have included adrenal suppression.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included decreases in bone mineral density, arthralgia, pain in extremity, and back pain.
Nervous system side effects have included headache and dizziness.
Ocular side effects have included cataracts, glaucoma, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, and increased intraocular pressure.
Respiratory side effects have included paradoxical bronchospasm, chest discomfort, cough, dysphonia, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, pharyngolaryngeal pain, dry throat, sinusitis, hoarseness, influenza, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, nasal congestion, and nasopharyngitis.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included oral candidiasis, nausea, dry mouth, gastroenteritis, and dry throat.
Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema with swelling of lips, tongue, and pharynx.
General side effects have included face edema and fatigue.
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