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(triamcinolone acetonide) Nasal Spray
Triamcinolone acetonide, USP, the active ingredient in NASACORT AQ Nasal Spray, is a corticosteroid with a molecular weight of 434.51 and with the chemical designation 9-Fluoro11β,16α,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone (C24H31FO6).
NASACORT AQ Nasal Spray is a thixotropic, water-based metered-dose pump spray formulation unit containing a microcrystalline suspension of triamcinolone acetonide in an aqueous medium. Microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polysorbate 80, dextrose, benzalkonium chloride, and edetate disodium are contained in this aqueous medium; hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust the pH to a target of 5.0 within a range of 4.5 and 6.0.
What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss;
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
- white patches or sores inside your nose or mouth, or on your lips; or
- blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights.
What are the precautions when taking triamcinolone acetonide (Nasacort AQ)?
Before using nasal triamcinolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: eye problems (such as glaucoma, cataracts), infections (including tuberculosis), recent nose problems (such as injury, ulcers, surgery).
Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/22/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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