Prescription Medication Information


Nasacort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)Nasacort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) is a nasal steroid that works directly on nasal tissue to reduce swelling and inflammation. The medication is used to treat the symptoms of season al and year round allergies; itching, runny nose, postnasal drip, nasal congestion and sneezing.

How to Use Nasacort
To get the most benefit from Nasacort, make sure you understand how to use the nasal spray properly. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to demonstrate the correct way to use a nasal spray.

Blow your nose to clear the nasal passage before using Nasacort. If nasal passages are blocked, a decongestant may be used first to open the passages allowing proper penetration of the medication.

Use Nasacort exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dosage or use more frequently than directed by your physician. It may take a few days before the benefits of the medication are noticed. If after 2 to 3 weeks no improvement in symptoms is noticed, consult your doctor. Use this medication with caution if sores or injuries are present in the nasal passages.

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 side effects that should be reported promptly include persistent nose or throat irritation/soreness, white patchy areas. Very unlikely side effects that should be reported promptly include 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.

Drug Interactions
Before using Nasacort, tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you use, especially other nasal products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Nasacort should be used with caution if the following medical conditions exist; glaucoma, herpes-type infection of the eye, infection, recent nasal surgery or existing nasal sores, liver disease, tuberculosis, underactive thyroid, allergies to corticosteroids.

Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment.

This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries.

This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Caution is advised in children as this drug may affect growth patterns. Consult child's doctor.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this form of triamcinolone is excreted into breast milk. Other dosage forms of triamcinolone are excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
If you miss a dose of Nasacort, do not double the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.

Do not share this medication with others. Keep Nasacort and all medications out of the reach of children.

This information regarding Nasacort is intended to supplement, not substitute the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of Nasacort is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using Nasacort.

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