Average Rating: 2.0 (25 Ratings)

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 1  doctor was trying to get me off ast terrible back and front rib pain, unbearable!!! Doctor wouldn't acknowledge it! It was great for Asthma, but the back and front rib pain was awful, not worth taking it. Never had anything like that before! F 73 30 days
2X D
 1  Severe asthma Extreme fatigue, increased Blood Pressure and headache, swelling of face, hands and feet Did help with asthma and shortness of breathe but cannot tolerate the other side effects F 48 3 weeks
120 1X D
 1  Asthma Extreme mood changes, Tightness in chest and throat, dry mouth, fatigue I used to take Flovent and I had no issues with it. My allergist decided to switch me to Alvesco instead and she told me it would work the same as Flovent, the only difference being that Id only have to take the inhaler once before bed everyday. At first, the side effects weren't that noticeable. My appetite changed and id start to feel sick when I ate, my mouth and throat would get dry and my chest would feel tight. While at work, it would feel like I was breathing in cold air and like I had a lump in my throat. I also noticed that I would get extremely tired and had no energy or motivation to do anything. On the fifth week, the mood changes were at their worst. I started feeling extremely anxious about everything and would have terrible racing thoughts. I would have small breaks in the day where id feel somewhat normal, but id feel numb the entire time. The mood swings started to make me feel even more exhausted and they felt like there was no end to it. Do not take this medication if you have any mood disorders because they will worsen. F 19 5 weeks
200 UG 1X D
 1  Asthma Eye pain, flu like symptoms, hoarse voice. Worse than the asthma symptoms. F 52 3 days
2X D
 1  Asthma Anxiety Not worth the anxiety M 55 10 days
2X D
 1  Insurance no longer covers Flovent My asthma is typically fairly easy to control with Alburerol when I have coughing or shortness of breath. Then I start taking steroid inhaler regularly for prevention. When my new insurance would not cover Flovent anymore, I assumed that Alvesco which they substituted would work just as well. But after using it a very short time I have uncontrolled spells of coughing and tightening of my throat. I tried going off it, using flovent instead. My coughing episodes went away. I then ran out of flovent. Tried just albuterol for minor asthma episodes, but seemed like that wasnt enough to stop my occasional coughing and cheesiness. I tried Alvesco again expecting it to help get asthma back under control. Instead I became much much worse. Coughing episodes about every 20 min day and night, lump in throat, tightness in throat, wheezing which is audible without stethoscope and is severe with every breath. The wheezing is in my throat, not my lungs. I hate Alvesco since it has made my asthma so so much worse. I dont understand how it did it but feels like Alvesco caused throat inflammation so severe as to almost swell my throat shut. I've never had that experience before. Please be cautious with this medication. F 58 3 months
1 2X D
 1  Asthma Dry, extremely sore throat. Constricted feeling/tightness in throat. Unable to swallow. Panic attacks, severe anxiety and depression. Trouble sleeping. My throat became incredibly sore and dry. Eventually felt constricted, felt like I was choking all the time. Was unable to eat because I was not able to swallow, only able to get tiny amounts of soft food down once every couple days which led to severe weight loss. I started having trouble swallowing liquids, could barely get water down, the choking sensation and tightness was so bad. Also started having severe panic attacks, anxiety and depression not long after starting this medication. Finally stopped taking it when I realized it could be the cause. Have been off of it for about a month, most of the side effects have greatly improved. Still having trouble with my throat and being able to eat without that terrible choking feeling but it does seem to be improving everyday. F 35 60 days
160 mcg 2X D
 1  Asthma/Covid Depression. Anxiety. Adrenal fatigue. Racing thoughts. Miserable. I am severely sensitive to Prednisone and just put the connection together. I will discontinue immediately. It has almost destroyed me. F 40 4 months
200mcg 1X D
 2  Asthma As a chronic asthmatic, my dr changed my preventive medication during covid19 pandemic from breo to Alvesco. Immediately suffered bronchial constriction, chest tightening and difficulty breathing when I took Alvesco dosage (2 puffs each night). Also suffered dry cough for 5 min. Would need ventolin to relieve the breathing difficulty after inhalation. Also had a hoarse voice during the 14 days. Took myself off this preventive medication and back to Breo Turbuhaler. F 41 2 weeks
 1  Asthma attacks I kept asking myself why I my moods changed suddenly and realized it was the medication causing this. I started feeling so depressed and anxious. I felt like I was going crazy. After reading this I realize it is the medication and will stop instantly! On top of this I have excessive dry mouth. F 29 3 weeks
 4  asthma Heart palpitations Leg cramps Had to discontinue b/c of side effects M 65 0 months
80mcg 4x d
 1  Asthma Swelling of throat, head congestion, unable to breath through nose, difficulty getting air in through mouth, heart palpitations and fluttering. F 62 7 days
 3  Son taking it for asthma. My son experienced mood and personality changes, particularly notable when he was younger, and now whenever I have to increase the dose when heís sick. Anger, irritability, depression at age 7. Other side effects have included hoarseness of voice, itching skin, and excessive urinary output. Being on this medication may or may not have reduced the number of hospital visits, or he may be outgrowing the severity of his viral induced asthma this past year. We have been too worried about his asthma to stop the medication as last time we stopped he ended up in emergency with poor lung function when sick. (Donít know whether that would have happened, regardless of the meds, as heís always required so much asthma medication when sick either way). We have, however, been very displeased with the personality side effects. The doctors only recently acknowledged mood disorders do appear to be a side effect of the drug. Iím sure a lot go unreported because either doctors dismiss the correlation or parents donít recognize or realize the relationship between the drug and mood because they have been told otherwise by doctors. Sounds like itís more frequent a side effect than originally thought. This is comparatively a newer drug, so such side effects may be understood/recognized more with time. M 7 2 years
 5  Severe asthma Mouth dryness; reddish skin rash possibly related My daughter started Alvesco 2 years ago after years of trying other controller meds. She took Flovent and Advair for years before we decided to give Alvesco a try. Our next step was going to be Xolair because her pulmonary doctor said we were running out of options. With Alvesco, my daughter's asthma is the best controlled it has ever been! I am just praying it continues to work like it has the past two years. She is in a high dose--4 puffs a day @ 160 mg to control severe asthma. F 13 2 years
 1  Asthma He has cold induced asthma, we switched from Flovent to Alvesco. I only gave it to him here and there, never regularly. In August i started giving it regularly as advised that i should. He started to have racing thoughts, night terrors, tantrums always at bed time. We are stopping and going back to flovent. I feel there isnt enough info on this product. Note i seen the FDA does not recomend for kids under 12. M 8 1 years
 1  Asthma Severe behavioural problems, sadness, tantrums, uncontrollable anger, weight gain, issues mimicking OCD, emotional breakdowns My 7 year old son was on Alvesco and his behavioural problems began gradually. We did not realize the extent until a full blown out breakdown whereby he couldn't leave the house. Realized it was the meds but doctors refused to confirm. He sent to psychotherapy for behavioural issues. Took him off Alvesco and he returned to his usual happy laid back self. Switched to Flovent in past 7 months. Now starting our son is saying he's sad and scared again and doesn't know why. Taking him off Flovent and must discuss other options with Dr. Alvesco was a nightmare for the whole family. M 7 3 years
1X D
 3  Asthma Sometimes after i take a dose I have a weird feeling in my throat/chest that lasts about 30 seconds, especially on days I'm not breathing well. Kind of feel like I have an air bubble stuck in upper chest/trachea. It's a mild sensation and since I don't get it each time, Dr said to keep using. Also I noticed that since I take it I have tiny bumps (acne kind) that come and go on cheeks and upper chest but it could be caused by something else, I'm not sure it's related. Not 100% satisfied as I still have to use the rescue inhaler a few times per week, but I do feel better when waking up and when I have asthma symptoms they are milder than before. F 28 5 months
 1  Asthma Strong pain in center of chest after first use. Pain which lingered for 2+ hours. Like prickly glass. Made me cough, and congested. Discontinued use immediately. Medicine far worse than the condition it was supposed to treat. I have had to stop using Flovent for the same reason. Started aggravating my chest and aggravating my symptoms. I tried Alvesco once and found it the same as Flovent. I'm having trouble finding an inhaler to work for me because of adverse reactions. I may be more sensitive to meds than others, but somewhat frustrated to have such a strong negative reaction after using once. F 40 1 days
160 1X D
 3  Asthma While my son has been on Alvesco his mood has changed terribly, he has tantrums, says he has bad thoughts, however it has helped is asthma. We are taking my son off because it has changed him so much M 7 5 months
160mg 1X D
 3  Severe asthma attack My son has been on Alvesco for 4 months, high dosage since his severe asthma attack in the summer. Previously he was on Flovent, and experienced occassional frequent urination, which would clear up quickly if we halved the dosage for a while. For the last 6 weeks, while on Alvesco, he has experienced major behaviour change - bursting into tears for almost no reason, extremely anxious about many things, including his peanut allergy (wouldn't even eat at home for 2 days!), and frequent urination (20 to 30 times a day). We halved the dosage 4 weeks ago and have seen no improvement, even worsening behaviour. I'm hoping that by completely stopping the medication for a while we can get him back to normal, and manage his asthma with Ventolin. The puffer discharge doesn't seem reliable - it doesn't depress forcefully like Ventolin or Flovent. M 5.5 4 months
200 mcg 2X D

ALVESCO  (CICLESONIDE):  Ciclesonide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. Controlling asthma symptoms may decrease time lost from work or school. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed. Keep track of how often you need to use your quick-relief inhaler, and tell your doctor. If your quick-relief inhaler does not seem to work as well, if you need to use more than usual of your quick-relief inhaler for 2 or more days in a row, or if you need to use more than one full canister of your quick-relief inhaler over a 2-month period, seek immediate medical attention.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)