Lungs Home > What Is the Ciclesonide Inhaler Used For?
How Does It Work?
As mentioned, the ciclesonide inhaler is part of a class of drugs called inhaled corticosteroids, or steroids for short. Inflammation is an important component of asthma, and steroids help to decrease inflammation.
Because the medication in the ciclesonide inhaler is breathed directly into the lungs, the rest of the body is exposed to lower steroid levels, compared to steroids taken by mouth. This helps reduce or eliminate many of the side effects associated with long-term steroid use.