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Ciclesonide

INFORMATION

Uses

Ciclesonide is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and asthma.

How it works

Ciclesonide belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroid. It prevents the release of certain chemical substances in the body that cause inflammation by inhibit leukocyte infiltration at the site of inflammation, interfere with mediators of inflammatory response, and suppress humoral immune responses thereby controlling the symptoms of asthma.

Common side effects

Rash, Eczema, Aphonia (loss of voice), Application site inflammation, Application site irritation, Joint pain, Bronchospasm, Burning sensation, Chest tightness, Cough, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Eye tenderness, Eye pain, Fever, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Itching, Muscle pain, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, Weakness

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

• Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks.
• Inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, an infection of your mouth or throat, glaucoma or history of cataracts, herpes infection of eyes, a personal or family history of osteoporosis.
• You must observe the growth of your child while using this medicine and inform your doctor if your child is not growing at normal rate.
• Avoid contact with people who have chickenpox, shingles or measles infection. 
• Seek medical advice if you develop unusual weight gain (particularly in face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, anxiety, depression, irritability, or vision changes.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
• Patients allergic to Ciclesonide or any of its ingredients. should avoid it.
• Patients with chicken pox or measles should not take ciclesonide.

Frequently asked questions

Ciclesonide

Q.Is ciclesonide safe?
Ciclesonide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)