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Nasacort AQ Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- What is the most important information I should know about triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- How should I use triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nasacort AQ)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nasacort AQ)?
- What should I avoid while taking triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- What other drugs will affect triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a triamcinolone dose adjustment or special tests:
- any type of infection;
- a history of glaucoma or cataracts; or
- if you have had recent surgery or injury to your nose.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether triamcinolone nasal will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether triamcinolone nasal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Triamcinolone nasal can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.
Do not use this medication in a child under 2 years old without the advice of a doctor. Some brands of triamcinolone nasal are not made for use in children.
How should I use triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Before each use, gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils.
Shake the medicine well just before using it.
To use triamcinolone nasal inhaler:
- Remove the protective cap from the nasal inhaler.
- Hold the inhaler between your thumb and forefinger, tilt your head back slightly, and insert the inhaler into one nostril while holding the other nostril closed with one finger.
- Press down on the canister to release the spray and inhale gently at the same time. Hold your breath for a few seconds, then breathe out slowly through the mouth.
- Replace the white protective inhaler cap.
- Clean your inhaler weekly by removing the medicine canister and the protective cap, and rinsing the inhaler thoroughly with warm water. Do not use soap. Allow the inhaler to dry completely before replacing the cap and canister.
- Throw away the nasal inhaler after 100 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the canister.
To use triamcinolone nasal spray:
- Before using the spray for the first time, prime the spray pump by spraying the medicine into the air and away from your face, until a fine mist appears. Prime the spray pump any time you have not used your nasal spray for longer than 14 days.
- Hold the nasal spray with the tip pointed into one nostril but not far into your nose. Bend your head forward to aim the spray toward the back of your nose. Hold your other nostril closed with one finger. Pump the spray unit and sniff gently at the same time.
- Throw away the nasal spray after 120 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using this medication.
It may take up to a week before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week of treatment, or if they get worse any time during treatment.
Do not stop using triamcinolone nasal suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about using less and less of the medication before stopping completely.
If you use triamcinolone nasal for several months, your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the cover and clip on the nasal spray pump unit when not in use. Keep the protective cap on the nasal inhaler when not in use.
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