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Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasal spray

It is used to treat the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies

Generic Name: triamcinolone nasal

Brand Names: Nasacort AQ, Tri-Nasal, Nasacort HFA, Nasacort

What is this medicine?

TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) nasal spray is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
  • recent surgery or injury of nose or sinuses
  • taking corticosteroids by mouth
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on your prescription label. This medicine works best if used regularly. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Check with your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 1 week of regular use or if they get worse.

Do not come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • change in vision
  • dizziness
  • infection
  • nosebleed, burning in the nose
  • trouble breathing, wheezing
  • unusual bruising
  • white patches or sores in the nose

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • congestion
  • cough
  • headache
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • sneezing

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away the canister after 120 sprays or after the expiration date, whichever comes first.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: December 10, 2009
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