Nasacort is FDA approved for the treatment of the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies such as nasal congestion, itchy runny nose, and sneezing. Nasacort Nasal Spray is an unscented, thixotropic, water-based metered-dose pump spray formulation unit containing a microcrystalline suspension of triamcinolone acetonide in an aqueous medium.
Nasacort Nasal Spray comes as a solution to inhale through the nose. It usually is inhaled one to four times a day at evenly spaced intervals. Before using triamcinolone, gently blow your nose to clear your nasal passages. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after inhaling the prescribed dose.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection of any kind. The absorption of this drug into the system can inhibit the body's ability to fight off infections. You may not be able to use Nasacort Nasal Spray if you have an infection. Nasacort Nasal Spray is in the FDA pregnancy C. This means that it is not known whether Nasacort Nasal Spray will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Nasacort Nasal Spray passes into breast milk. Do not use Nasacort Nasal Spray without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Nasacort Nasal Spray is not approved for children use younger than 12 years of age.
If you miss a dose of Nasacort, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
Nasacort may cause irritation, stinging, burning, or dryness of the nasal passages. Sneezing, nosebleed, headache, lightheadedness, loss of taste, throat irritation or nausea may also occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly: persistent nose or throat irritation/soreness, white patchy areas. Very unlikely but report promptly: broken or damaged nasal membranes, unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea/vomiting, fainting, dizziness, vision changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Store at Controlled Room Temperature, 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) away from sunlight and moisture. Avoid freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur. If you do think that an overdose has occurred, call an emergency room or poison control left for advice.
Avoid items or activities that are known allergens to you. Clean areas where dust or pet fur may aggravate your condition. Avoid exposing yourself to known sources of infection. Stay away from people with chicken pox, measles, or any other type of infection. Your immune system may not be strong enough to fight off an infection while using Nasacort.
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