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The Alvesco inhaler is a daily asthma medication. This medicine is used to help prevent feelings of breathlessness and the occurrence of sudden attacks. The active ingredient, the corticosteroid, is effective when taken every day.
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Alvesco Inhaler for Asthma & Breathing Problems
Asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are breathing conditions that primarily affect the lungs and can cause a range of breathing difficulties. Asthma often occurs after exposure to a trigger, however, it can happen randomly. Triggers may include common allergies to pollen or animal dander, infections, environmental changes or from exercise.
Alvesco is an aerosol spray that reduces the inflammation of the lungs and the associated airways and thus makes your breathing easier. This is a preventer medication used to treat persistent asthma and should be taken every day.
However, it is not a rescue inhaler and must be used regularly to protect against severe asthma attacks.
What is an Alvesco Inhaler and how does it work?
Alvesco inhaler has ciclesonide as the active ingredient. The active ingredient is a corticosteroid available in the form of inhalation aerosol. It can be used alone or in combination with other drugs. The active ingredient is a corticosteroid, a well-known group of compounds used for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Is an Alvesco Inhaler right for me?
If you are diagnosed with asthma, COPD or other breathing condition, you may be prescribed an Alvesco Inhaler by a doctor or healthcare professional. However, it may not be suitable for you if you have the following:
- If you are allergic to any other ingredients in this medicine
- If you have ever been treated, or are currently being treated, for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), fungal, viral or bacterial infections.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects of an Alvesco Inhaler. However, these do not always occur and are mostly mild in nature. But if you experience any prolonged or worrying side effects of an Alvesco Inhaler, please discontinue the medication immediately and consult your doctor.
Uncommon side effects include:
- Oral thrush
- Bad taste
- Dryness of mouth or throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hoarse voice
- Irritation, burning or inflammation of the mouth or throat
How to use an Alvesco Inhaler?
Always use an Alvesco Inhaler exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist. The recommended starting dose for adults is 160 micrograms once daily, however, in presence of other factors, this may be increased or decreased accordingly as per the prescriber's clinical judgement.
- For asthma - 160 micrograms once daily
Warnings and Precautions
The Alvesco Inhaler may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.
DO NOT use the Alvesco Inhaler:
- If you are allergic to any other ingredients in this medicine
If you have ever been treated, or are currently being treated, for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), fungal, viral or bacterial infections.
The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.
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Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Alvesco Inhaler Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Alvesco Inhaler online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Alvesco Inhaler online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Alvesco Inhaler and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Alvesco Inhaler online?
You can buy Alvesco Inhaler by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Alvesco Inhaler you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Alvesco Inhaler on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Alvesco Inhaler on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Alvesco Inhaler from the NHS.
Can you get Alvesco Inhaler over the counter?
No, you can’t get Alvesco Inhaler over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Alvesco Inhaler is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Alvesco Inhaler online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Alvesco Inhaler.
Is Alvesco Inhaler safe?
If you have been prescribed Alvesco Inhaler then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Alvesco Inhaler then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Alvesco Inhaler?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
How long does Alvesco Inhaler take to work?
The time it takes for a Alvesco Inhaler to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Alvesco Inhaler may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Alvesco Inhaler?
The effectiveness of Alvesco Inhaler can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Alvesco Inhaler?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Alvesco Inhaler.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Alvesco Inhaler in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Alvesco Inhaler in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Alvesco Inhaler is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Alvesco Inhaler?
You can buy Alvesco Inhaler online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Alvesco Inhaler users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Alvesco Inhaler at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Alvesco Inhaler head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Alvesco Inhaler from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Alvesco Inhaler from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Alvesco Inhaler cost?
The costs of Alvesco Inhaler are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
Can I stop using the Alvesco inhaler anytime?
If you find no relief or the symptoms are worsening, you need to consult the doctor before going to discontinue it. Do not discontinue it immediately by yourself.
Do I need to shake the Alvesco inhaler before use?
There is no need to shake the aerosol before using it. You, however, need to ensure that the unit canister is placed firmly inside the mouthpiece before every use.
Is Alvesco a bronchodilator?
No. Keep in mind that Alvesco is not an emergency treatment for asthma. It is not a bronchodilator and doesn't work to relieve acute symptoms of asthma.
Which foods do I need to avoid while using the Alvesco inhaler?
It doesn't interact with the foods. However, asthma is an allergic reaction to allergens. Some foods that can cause allergy, e.g., dry fruits, packaged potatoes, lemon juice, pickled foods, eggs, beer and wine etc., should be avoided while on any antiallergic therapy.
How long does the drug from the Alvesco inhaler stay inside the body?
The inhaled steroids have a half-life of a few hours. However, complete clearance from the body takes more than 12 hours.
Does Alvesco disturb the blood pressure?
Although rare, high blood pressure is one of the side effects of inhaled corticosteroids. So, you need to monitor closely and report to the healthcare provider if any symptoms of hypertension appear.
Can Alvesco influence your energy levels?
Alvesco has a glucocorticoid as its active ingredient. It works the same way as cortisol which is produced by your adrenal cortex. You can note changes in the energy levels..
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