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User Reviews for Alvesco to treat Asthma, Maintenance

Alvesco has an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 from a total of 16 ratings for the treatment of Asthma, Maintenance. 63% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 13% reported a negative effect.

Alvesco Rating Summary

7.7/10 average rating

16 ratings from 18 user reviews.

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Reviews for Alvesco

Chef Z November 20, 2017

“Got a sample from my doctor when diagnosed with asthma. Side note: I have depression and take Lexapro. Day one...felt depressed. Day two...more depressed. Day three...super depressed. Immediately stopped taking Alvesco but it took a couple of days to shake it off. In my opinion, be careful with this one if you have depression!!!”

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CherylG March 12, 2012

“Although my insurance does not consider this a "preferred" medication and therefore, I need to take on more of the cost, it is well worth the money. You cannot put a price on feeling healthy and being able to breath on a daily basis. This medication is a God send. If you are not satisfied with your breathing, I would definitely recommend you speak with your doctor about this inhaler. The bonus is you only have to remember to take it two times a day, morning and evening.”

10 / 10
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Shellyscorner · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 25, 2020

“I've been on Alvesco longer than any of the many other steroid inhalers that I've used. In all the YEARS that I've been using it, I've never developed a thrush infection. ALL the others that I've ever used I would develop thrush fairly regularly. Even at the dose of 2 puffs twice daily, I've only developed thrush once with Alvesco. And as a maintenance med, it's worked great for me!”

9 / 10
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MVE · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 12, 2020

“I’ve been using a different steroid inhaler for several years. My doctor changed my prescription to Alvesco. Even after the first use I noticed a difference in my asthma. I’ve had zero side effects and I’ve been using it for approximately a year.”

10 / 10
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SunnyC · Taken for less than 1 month January 2, 2020

“Effective medication, but has terrible side effects. Despite rinsing my mouth out, I’ve had the most awful sore throat and jaw pain (hard to open mouth). Also, I’ve felt so lethargic and depressed. Very strange given my perky nature. It’s an okay medication to take short term, but I will not be taking it for months at a time like my doctor suggested.”

5 / 10
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Betinafabel · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 6, 2016

“I'm 50 years old, female, live in Brazil and I' ve been using alvesco since the asthma diagnosis, in March 2014. It's controlled now, but I can't stop using it. I use 160mg every morning and since I don't stop alvesco, I'm asthma free. The only side effect I notice is my voice, a little lower than it used to be. But I want to learn to live without medication!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous January 10, 2012

“My 3-yr old had severe, rare behavioral side effects to all the other asthma controller meds; they changed him from a shy, sweet boy into an angry and aggressive one. With Alvesco he is a LOT more himself and only slightly angrier and energetic. I recommend trying this medicine to see if it works better for you, too. It has kept our child out of the hospital and we are thankful for that.”

7 / 10
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Asthmamummy October 18, 2016

“My son started this at 20 months old It kept his asthma completely under control all winter (virus induced) He has grown over half a foot in the past 9 months so it does not stop growth. I think that other lady's kid just hadn't hit puberty”

9 / 10
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jim w · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 13, 2016

“My son began this drug at 13 and stopped growing around the same time. His endocrinologist wanted to give him growth hormone. I took him off this crap and his levels went to normal. do not take as a kid.”

1 / 10
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Myopinion · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 5, 2020

“I have been having hives since I started taking Alvesco a few months ago. I was on a different inhaled corticosteroid for many years but it is no longer being made. I think I may be allergic to something in this medication. I will try to stop taking it to see if the hives and rashes stop. It seemed to help my asthma but I have had a slight cough also.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 2, 2015

“I have exercise induced asthma. And if I used Alvesco a couple hours before a workout I never had to use my rescue inhaler. I have no unusual symptoms or side effects from Alvesco. Only down fall is it isn't covered by my insurance. Was able to swindle a 6 month supply of samples. But can afford the $300 a month price tag.”

10 / 10
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Gary · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 11, 2020

“Alvesco does reduce asthma, but this drug is not amazing. After a few months only side effects were headaches and vivid dreams of explosive sounds in my head like glass shattering while sleeping very odd. Other than that I’d recommend it.”

4 / 10
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OLOPC · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 21, 2021

“I have been on Alvesco, 80mg, for a little over 2 years. I was forced to leave Qvar due to insurance coverage and a limited formulary. I loved Qvar except the thrush. Now, no thrush and great treatment for my moderate asthma. I am 60 years old and started on steroids way back with Azmacort (as a kid, they gave us Prednisone - with many side effects). I'd recommend Alvesco above other oral steroids, although I'm sure everyone's bodies will react differently. I've had no side effects that I know of. Currently, due to spring allergies, I am going to try the 160mg version of Alvesco.”

10 / 10
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musicgang October 30, 2011

“My Pulmonary Function Tests were the best they have been in 12 years since I switched from Advair Diskus to Alvesco. I feel SO much better.”

10 / 10
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Little Light November 23, 2008

“This medication is wonderful! I can't use the other brands for my asthma because I'm lactose intolerant and Alvesco does not use lactose!”

10 / 10
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Cyd1456 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 21, 2015

“This medication worked for me with no insomnia or side effects, but unfortunately it is not considered one of the preferred inhalers by my insurance company anymore.”

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Alec · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 19, 2021

“I’ve tried all the steroid inhaler brands. This is the only one that controls my asthma without ruining my voice. So glad I persuaded my doctor to let me try it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 11, 2021

“Extreme weight gain. water retention and fatigue with this inhaler. It does, however, help my breathing so I have to choose between the horrible side effects or the benefit to my breathing…”

6 / 10
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