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Alvonide 0.5mg Respules

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath). It is a steroid and is known as a "preventer". You need to have a fast-acting “reliever” as well because this medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use Alvonide 0.5mg Respules. It is important that you take the lowest dose needed to effectively control your asthma. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you do not have any symptoms. No symptoms mean that the medicine is doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler "reliever". To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it will not work as well.

The most common side effects are irritation in the throat, difficulty swallowing, and fungal infections in the mouth or throat. If you get these, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other rare, side effects that can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Before taking Alvonide 0.5mg Respules, you should tell your doctor if you have tuberculosis, any infections in your mouth or lungs, or liver disease. While taking it you may be more at risk of getting infections so stay away from people with colds and flu. If you use Alvonide 0.5mg Respules for a long time it may cause weak bones (osteoporosis) and damage to your eyes (glaucoma or cataracts). You might need tests for bone density and eye pressure. Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Alvonide Respules

Benefits of Alvonide Respules

In Asthma

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs. It is known as a “preventer” and is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. This means you can carry out your daily activities more easily and more confidently.

It may take a few weeks for this medicine to show full effects. Keep taking it regularly as prescribed even if you do not have any symptoms (this means it is working). Do not stop using it unless your doctor advises you to, otherwise you are more likely to suffer from symptoms.

This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started. You should use your “reliever” inhaler for this. Inhaled medicines will not work properly if you do not use your inhaler correctly. Ask your nurse or doctor to show you the right technique.

Side effects of Alvonide Respules

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alvonide

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fungal infection
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Alvonide Respules

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening.

How Alvonide Respules works

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules is a steroid. It prevents the cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. This widens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Alvonide 0.5mg Respules does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alvonide 0.5mg Respules may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alvonide 0.5mg Respules is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Alvonide Respules?

If you miss a dose of Alvonide 0.5mg Respules, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Alvonide 0.5mg Respules ‘dampens down’ inflammation in the lungs to provide long-term (maintenance) treatment of asthma and prevent disease progression.
  • Alvonide 0.5mg Respules will not work for an ongoing asthma attack. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Take it at the same time every day to prevent asthma attacks.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Never breathe out into the mouthpiece.
  • Only minuscule amounts of Alvonide 0.5mg Respules may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects such or weight gain are unlikely.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Inhalational Corticosteriods
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alvonide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B, Amfocare, Amphocil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Natnox
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Having problems of asthama need levolin 0.63 MG Respules and diclofenac 50 mg
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Please take personal consultation Evaluation is needed
I m taking pegabid 150 od ,nexito 10,rivotril0.5 bd,aten d od , I suffer from depression ,panic disorder with agoraphobia, I'm noticing blurring of vision of late . I'm on these meds for nine yrs. What should I do,?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Please see an ophthalmologist for refractory error evaluation and IOP calculation. Rivotril 0.5mg should not be used regularly for so long.
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FAQs

Q. Does Alvonide 0.5mg Respules help with cough?

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules helps relieve cough if it is caused due to asthma. In children, it is used to relieve cough which sounds like ‘dog bark’. This cough is caused due to irritation and swelling of the airways which further makes the airways narrow. As a result, when your child tries to breathe through the narrow passage, it becomes hard to breathe and causes coughing. Alvonide 0.5mg Respules helps to reduce this irritation and swelling of the airways.

Q. Is Alvonide 0.5mg Respules safe?

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Does Alvonide 0.5mg Respules raise blood sugar?

Yes, if you are taking Alvonide 0.5mg Respules orally, your blood sugar levels may increase. However, with Alvonide 0.5mg Respules inhalers, an increase in the blood sugar levels is very rare but may increase only if very high doses are taken for a very long time.

Q. Does Alvonide 0.5mg Respules cause bone loss?

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules being a steroid tends to decrease bone density, but this is usually seen in patients who take Alvonide 0.5mg Respules in high doses and for a very long time. Take Alvonide 0.5mg Respules as per the doctor’s advice to decrease the chances of developing decreased bone density.

Q. Is Alvonide 0.5mg Respules effective?

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Alvonide 0.5mg Respules too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Does Alvonide 0.5mg Respules weaken the immune system?

Alvonide 0.5mg Respules may weaken the immune system; however, it is more common in people who take Alvonide 0.5mg Respules orally (tablet or capsule). Whereas, with Alvonide 0.5mg Respules inhalation, the immune system weakens only if it is taken in very high doses for a very long time.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Alvonide 0.5mg Respules?

If you forget a dose of Alvonide 0.5mg Respules, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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