NASACORT AQ (Triamcinolone)
NASACORT AQ (Triamcinolone)
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Why is Nasacort AQ prescribed?
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) is prescribed for the relief of symptoms caused by hay fever or other allergies. These symptoms include stuffy, itchy, or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes which interfere with normal daily activities.
What does it do?
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is caused by exposure to allergens in the environment. Allergens are substances such as pollen, dust mites, or animal fur, that cause allergic reactions. The symptoms of hay fever are similar to a common cold however, hay fever is not caused by a virus.
Classified as a corticosteroid, Triamcinolone which works by inhibiting the release of cells and substances that cause inflammation and allergy symptoms in the body. This reduces the body’s response to allergens and prevents allergy symptoms from occurring.
How should I use it?
Nasacort AQ is available as a 55mcg inhaler intended for nasal inhalation use only. Each inhaler contains 120 doses of the medication.
Always follow the directions given by your doctor when using Nasacort AQ. Your doctor will make adjustments to your dosage as necessary.
When using Nasacort AQ for the first time, you should prime the bottle first before using it. You should also prime it again if you have not used it for more than two weeks.To prime Nasacort AQ inhaler:
1. Remove the cap.
2. Shake the bottle gently.
3. Press and release the spray nozzle until a fine mist comes out. Do not hold the bottle towards your face.
1. Gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils before using the inhaler.
2. Remove the cap and shake the bottle gently.
3.Hold the bottle with your thumb underneath and the spray nozzle between your fingers.
4. Use your finger from your other hand to press down on one nostril to hold it closed.
5. Place the tip of the spray nozzle into the other nostril and point it towards the back of your nose. Do not insert the tip too deep and do not point the tip towards the nasal septum (wall between your two nostrils).
6. While sniffing gently, spray the medication into the nostril.
7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 into the other nostril.
8. Wipe the spray nozzle with a tissue and put back the cap.
Wait for at least 15 minutes before blowing your nose after using the inhaler.
Do not share your Nasacort AQ inhaler with anyone else to prevent the spread of germs or disease.
Always consult your doctor about any concerns you may have when using Nasacort AQ.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Nasacort AQ?
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Triamcinolone, any component of Nasacort AQ, or any other medications.
Inform your doctor if you are currently using other steroid medications for allergies, rashes, or asthma.
Tell your doctor if you have or ever had an eye infection, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers, or injuries in your nose and if you have undergone any surgeries for your nose.
If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days or if you develop a cough, fever, headache, or rashes, stop using the medication and consult your doctor.
For the drug label information of Nasacort AQ, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
- Serious side effects may include:
- Body pain
- Severe or frequent nosebleeds
- Slow wound healing
- Vision problems
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Nasacort AQ with any of the following medications:
- Breo Ellipta
- Rhinocort AQ
- Sodium bicarbonate
Tell your doctor of any prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to prevent interactions with these medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Nasacort AQ at room temperature (20-25°C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture as well as out of reach from children and pets. Do not keep it in the bathroom. Always keep it in the container it came in and keep it tightly closed.
After 120 sprays, throw away Nasacort AQ even if there is some medication left. Throw away unused or expired medications. Do not flush it in the toilet or down the sink.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Overdose with the use of Nasacort AQ is not common. However, prolonged use of the medication may cause the following symptoms:
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
According to the US FDA, Triamcinolone is categorized as Pregnancy Category C. There are limited studies and data regarding the safety of Triamcinolone in pregnant women and it is unknown if it is harmful to the fetus.
It is unknown if Triamcinolone is excreted in human milk and it is not recommended for use when breastfeeding an infant. The use of Triamcinolone should be discussed with your doctor if you are breastfeeding an infant.
The use of Triamcinolone in pregnant and breastfeeding women should be avoided unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
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