Nasacort (triamcinolone)

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Nasacort {Armstrong Pharmaceuticals, Aventis Pharmaceuticals}

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triamcinolone, pronounced TRYE am SIN oh lone

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The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

What is Nasacort?

Nasacort is used to help prevent and treat nasal symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Nasacort is an adrenocortical steroid and works by preventing the release of substances in your body that cause inflammation.

Nasacort may also be prescribed for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

 

Key Facts About Nasacort

Nasacort is a steroid and works by preventing the release of substances in your body that cause inflammation. Sometimes steroids can affect the growth in children. Talk to your doctor if your child is being treated with Nasacort and you feel that he or she is not growing well.

Children under age six (6) should not be given Nasacort.

You should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections because Nasacort can lower the blood cells that help your body to fight infections. If you are exposed to chicken pox or measles contact your doctor right away, as these conditions may become serious or fatal in people who use Nasacort.

Only use the dose of Nasacort that your doctor has prescribed for you, and do not use it for longer than your doctor recommends. Be sure to follow all of the instructions on your prescription to use Nasacort safely. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about your individual risks, and benefits, for using Nasacort.

Nasacort is in FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Nasacort can be harmful to an unborn baby. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Nasacort. Do not use Nasacort if you are breastfeeding as it is not known if Nasacort passes into breast milk.

 

Before You Take Nasacort

You should not take Nasacort if you are allergic to triamcinolone.

If you have been ill recently or had an infection you may not be able take Nasacort until you are completely healed. Your doctor will tell you when you should begin your treatment with Nasacort.

You should talk to your doctor before taking Nasacort if you are allergic to any medications or if you have asthma, tuberculosis or another infection.

If you have glaucoma or cataracts you should tell your doctor before taking Nasacort.

Tell your doctor if you have herpes simplex virus of your eyes, sores or ulcers inside your nose, or if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose, as you may not be a candidate to take Nasacort.

 

Nasacort Drug Interactions

  • azathioprine (Imuran)
  • basiliximab (Simulect)
  • cancer medications, like chemotherapy
  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral and Sandimmune)
  • efalizumab (Raptiva)
  • etanercept (Enbrel)
  • leflunomide (Arava)
  • muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone)
  • mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)
  • sirolimus (Rapamune)
  • steroids like dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol), fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex) and prednisone
  • tacrolimus (Prograf)

You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor first.

 

Directions for Taking Nasacort

You should take Nasacort exactly how it was prescribed for you. You should not use Nasacort in larger or smaller amounts, or use it for longer or shorter than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions exactly on your prescription label.

A patient instruction guide comes with your Nasacort prescription which gives you instructions for safe and effective use of this medication. Be sure to follow the instructions for using Nasacort carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

The typical Nasacort dose is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril one time daily. You may be prescribed Nasacort 2 to 4 weeks before the start of allergy season to help prevent a flare up of your allergy symptoms.

When you use the Nasacort spray for the first time, you must prepare the spray and prime the spray pump. You must shake the medicine extremely well and spray into the air, away from your face, until a fine mist appears. You should prime the Nasacort spray pump any time that you have not used your nasal spray for 14 days or longer.

Be sure to shake Nasacort very well before using it each time.

You may not see an improvement in your symptoms for up to 2 weeks of using Nasacort. Continue using this medication as your doctor has directed you to. If you do not see any symptom improvement by the second week you should tell your doctor.

Visit your doctor for your regularly scheduled appointments to make sure that Nasacort is not causing harmful effects on your nose or sinuses.

Nasacort should be stored in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

After you have used 120 sprays you must throw out the bottle of Nasacort, even if you still hear medication in it.

If you miss a dose of Nasacort you should attempt to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose do not take the missed dose in addition to your regular dose.

 

Nasacort Side Effects

If you experience any of the following adverse effects you should stop taking Nasacort and seek emergency medical help immediately:

  • allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives or swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips
  • bleeding or bruising easily
  • fever and chills
  • flu symptoms and body aches
  • nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss
  • vision problems, such as blurriness or seeing halos around lights
  • weakness with tired feeling
  • white patches or sores inside or around your lips, nose or mouth

Less serious side effects may include:

  • bloody nose
  • burning or stinging in your nose
  • cough
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • mild nausea and vomiting
  • sneezing after using Nasacort
  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • unpleasant smell or taste in your mouth
  • watery eyes
  • white patches or sores inside or around your nose

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of Nasacort. You should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.

 

Nasacort Description and Dosing

Nasacort is available as an aerosol canister which provides 100 metered dose actuations. Each actuation delivers 55 mcg of triamcinolone acetonide through the nasal actuator. A white plastic nasal actuator and patient instructions are included with your Nasacort prescription.

Nasacort is prescribed based on the individual need of each patient. Your doctor will tell you the right dose for you.

If you suspect that you have overdosed with Nasacort you should seek emergency help immediately.

 

Ingredients in Nasacort

Nasacort is comprised of the main ingredient triamcinolone acetonide. Each canister contains 15 mg of triamcinolone acetonide. Each actuation delivers 55 mcg of triamcinolone acetonide from the nasal actuator to the patient.

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.