Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Use Ciclesonide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Ciclesonide is available as an inhaler.
If you are using the inhaler for the very first time, prime the inhaler by pumping 3 test sprays into the air, away from your face. You should also do this whenever your inhaler has not been used for more than 1 week.
To take a dose using the inhaler:
1. Breathe out slowly and completely through your nose.
2. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it.
3. Breathe in through your mouth while at the same time, press down on the inhaler to release a puff of medicine.
4. Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 10 full seconds.
If you have been told to take another puff, wait for 30 seconds before taking the second puff. To take a second puff, repeat steps 1-4 above.
Make sure you know how to use the inhaler. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use it.
Ciclesonide must be used exactly as directed for it to work well. Continue using Ciclesonide even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by your doctor to do so. Your condition may worsen if Ciclesonide is stopped suddenly.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if:
- you feel worse or if Ciclesonide does not seem to give as much relief as before.
- you need more inhalations of your fast-acting bronchodilator daily.
- you frequently wake up breathless at night.
If you are also taking oral steroids, do not stop the oral steroids unless your doctor has specifically told you to do so. Your doctor will gradually reduce the dose of your oral steroids when you are using Ciclesonide inhalation. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
If you are going for a minor operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your doctor or surgeon that you are being treated with Ciclesonide inhalation. If you have been given a steroid card, carry it with you at all times.
Do not give Ciclesonide to a child unless specifically instructed by the child's doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have or ever had tuberculosis (TB), other chest infections, myasthenia gravis or liver disease.
Do not use Ciclesonide to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness. Ciclesonide cannot relieve an acute asthma attack. Use your fast-acting bronchodilator prescribed by your doctor to relieve such attacks.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Ciclesonide is used to treat asthma.
Ciclesonide belongs to a group of medicines called "steroids". Steroids reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs. This helps to relieve chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.
Ciclesonide is a preventive asthma medicine which must be used regularly long-term.
Ciclesonide cannot relieve an acute asthma attack.
What side effects could I experience?
Ciclesonide may cause sore throat, hoarse voice, cough, colds and headache.
It may also cause a yellowish coating on your tongue and the inside of your mouth. This is a fungal infection known as oral thrush. Rinse your mouth with water after you use Ciclesonide to minimise this problem.
Alert your doctor if these side effects are severe or if you experience any other side effects.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- other asthma medicines
- antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole, itraconazole
- antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin
- antiviral medicines such as ritonavir, nelfinavir
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.