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In the US, Ciclesonide (ciclesonide systemic) is a member of the drug class inhaled corticosteroids and is used to treat Asthma and Asthma - Maintenance.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiasthmatic agent

Antiallergic agent

Glucocorticoid, inhalative

Chemical Names


(R)-11beta,16alpha,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal wit cyclohexanecarboxaldehyde, 21-isobutyrate (WHO)

16alpha,17-[(R)-Cyclohexylmetylendioxy]-11beta,21-dihydroxypregna-1,4-dien-3,20-dion 21-isobutyrat (IUPAC)

Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 16,17-(((R)-cyclohexylmetylene)bis)oxy-11-hydroxy-21-(2-metyl-1-oxopropoxy)-, (11beta,16α)-

Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 16,17-((cyclohexylmetylene)bis(oxy))-11-hydroxy-21-(2-metyl-1-oxopropoxy)-, (11beta,16α(R))-

Foreign Names

  • Ciclesonidum (Latin)
  • Ciclesonid (German)
  • Ciclésonide (French)
  • Ciclesonida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ciclesonide (OS: USAN, JAN, BAN)
  • B-9207-015 (Byk Gulden) (IS)
  • BY-9010 (Byk Gulden) (IS)
  • EL-876 (IS)
  • RPR 251526 (IS)
  • Ciclesonid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciclesonide (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciclésonide (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Ciclesonidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Airsonid 200 mcg
    Celtis, Turkey
  • Airsonid 400 mcg
    Celtis, Turkey
  • Alvesco
    3M, Mexico; AstraZeneca, Canada; AstraZeneca, Czech Republic; AstraZeneca, Denmark; AstraZeneca, Spain; AstraZeneca, Finland; AstraZeneca, Ireland; AstraZeneca, Netherlands; AstraZeneca, Norway; AstraZeneca, Romania; AstraZeneca, Russian Federation; AstraZeneca, Sweden; AstraZeneca, Slovenia; AstraZeneca, Slovakia; AstraZeneca AE, Greece; BModesto, Netherlands; Dr. Fisher Farma, Netherlands; EU-Pharma, Netherlands; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Grünenthal, Venezuela; Medcor Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands; Nycomed, Egypt; Nycomed, South Africa; Orifarm, Netherlands; Takeda, Argentina; Takeda, Australia; Takeda, Brazil; Takeda, Cyprus; Takeda, Hong Kong; Takeda, Croatia (Hrvatska); Takeda, Israel; Takeda, Lithuania; Takeda, Latvia; Takeda, Macedonia; Takeda, Malaysia; Takeda, Serbia; Takeda, Singapore; Takeda México, Costa Rica; Takeda México, Dominican Republic; Takeda México, Guatemala; Takeda México, Honduras; Takeda México, Nicaragua; Takeda México, Panama; Takeda México, El Salvador; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, United States; Teijin Pharma, Japan
  • Alvesco 160
    AstraZeneca, Poland; AstraZeneca UK, United Kingdom
  • Alvesco 160 mcg
    Takeda, Turkey
  • Alvesco 160 Mikrogramm
    Takeda, Germany
  • Alvesco 160µg
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland; AstraZeneca Österreich, Austria; Nycomed, Bulgaria; Takeda, Hungary; Takeda France, France
  • Alvesco 40
    AstraZeneca UK, United Kingdom
  • Alvesco 40µg
    Nycomed, Bulgaria
  • Alvesco 80
    AstraZeneca, Poland; AstraZeneca UK, United Kingdom
  • Alvesco 80 mcg
    Takeda, Turkey
  • Alvesco 80 Mikrogramm
    Takeda, Germany
  • Alvesco 80µg
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland; AstraZeneca Österreich, Austria; Nycomed, Bulgaria; Takeda France, France
  • Apo-Ciclesonide
    Apotex, Canada
  • Cesonide HFA
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Ciclesonide - XianJu Pharm
    Xianju Pharmaceutical, China
  • Cinase
    German Remedies, India
  • Clenid
    Neutec Inhaler, Turkey
  • Cyclosistem
    Atlas Farmc., Argentina
  • Disbronc
    Neumobiotics, Chile
  • Duesonit [+ Tiotropium bromide]
    Neutec Inhaler, Turkey
  • Ezonide
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Finorinex
    Abbott, Colombia
  • Forlex [+ Formoterol]
    Neutec Inhaler, Turkey
  • Omnair
    Takeda, South Africa
  • Omnaris
    AstraZeneca, Australia; AstraZeneca, Canada; AstraZeneca, United States; Nycomed, Philippines; Nycomed, United States; Takeda, Argentina; Takeda, Brazil; Takeda, Hong Kong; Takeda, Malaysia; Takeda, Thailand; Takeda, Turkey; Takeda México, Dominican Republic; Takeda México, Guatemala; Takeda México, Honduras; Takeda México, Mexico; Takeda México, Panama; Takeda México, El Salvador
  • Sonicad
    Neutec Inhaler, Turkey
  • Tivenos [+ Tiotropium]
    Neutec Inhaler, Turkey
  • Zetonna
    AstraZeneca, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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