Triamcinolone Nasal Spray
What is this medication?
TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) treats allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose. It works by decreasing inflammation in your nose, making it easier to breathe. It belongs to a group of medications called nasal steroids.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Children's Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray, Nasacort, Nasacort AQ
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
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 medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
This medication is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on your prescription or product label. This medication works the best if used regularly. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray correctly. Ask your care team if you have any questions.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply. After 2 months of daily use without a prescription in a child, talk to your care team before using it for a longer time.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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 medication?
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Check with your health care provider if your symptoms do not improve in 1 week of regular use or if they get worse.
This medication may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your health care provider if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Crusting or sores inside nose
- Frequent or severe nose bleeds
- Low adrenal gland function—nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, unusual weakness, fatigue, dizziness
- Thrush—white patches in the nose and mouth
- Whistling through one or both nostrils that does not go away
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
- Change in sense of smell
- Change in taste
- Irritation inside the nose or throat
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medication?
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.
To get rid of medications that are no longer needed or have expired:
- Take the medication to a medication take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
- If you cannot return the medication, ask your pharmacist or care team how to get rid of this medication safely.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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