What is Nasacort
is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the
body that cause inflammation.
is used to treat the nasal symptoms of allergies and other
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Nasacort
Do not use more of this medication than is prescribed
for you. Too much may cause serious side effects.
Use Nasacort on a regular basis for best results. It may
take several weeks to get the maximum effect of this medication.
What you should discuss with your doctor before
using Nasacort Before using this medication, tell your doctor if
you have a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection of any
kind. The absorption of this drug into the system can inhibit
the body's ability to fight off infections. You may not
be able to use Nasacort if you have an infection.
Triamcinolone is in the FDA pregnancy C. This means that
it is not known whether Nasacort will be harmful to an unborn
baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to
your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant
It is not known whether triamcinolone
passes into breast milk. Do not use Nasacort without first
talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The Nasacort brand of triamcinolone nasal is not
approved for use by children younger than 6 years of age.
The Tri-Nasal Spray brand of Nasacort is not approved for
use by children younger than 12 years of age.
How should you use Nasacort Use Nasacort spray exactly as directed by your doctor.
Read the information insert included with your medication.
If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
To use the
nasal inhaler formulation (Nasacort):
- Before each
use of the inhaler, gently blow the nose to make sure the
nostrils are clear. Remove the white protective cap from
the nasal inhaler. Shake the canister well.
the inhaler between the thumb and forefinger, tilt the head
back slightly and insert the inhaler into one nostril, pointing
it slightly toward the outside nostril wall away from the
nasal septum, while holding the other nostril closed with
one finger. Press down on the canister to release one spray
and inhale gently at the same time. Hold your breath for
a few seconds, then breathe out slowly through the mouth.
Withdraw the nasal inhaler from the nostril. If your doctor
has prescribed more than one spray in each nostril, repeat
this process. Repeat the process in the other nostril then
replace the white protective inhaler cap on the nasal inhaler.
Avoid blowing the nose for the next 15 minutes.
The inhaler should be cleaned weekly. Remove the white protective
cap from the nasal inhaler. Clean the nasal inhaler thoroughly
in lukewarm water. Do not use soap , detergent, or another
cleanser. Allow the inhaler to dry completely. Gently center
and insert the canister with the plastic stem downward into
the small hole at the bottom of the nasal inhaler. Replace
the white protective cap on the nasal inhaler. The canister
and nose piece are designed to be used together. Never use
this canister or nose piece with those from any other product.
- The Nasacort nasal inhaler should be thrown away
after 100 sprays.
To use the nasal spray formulations
(Nasacort AQ, Tri-Nasal Spray):
- Pull the cover
and the clip off the spray unit. Do not attempt to enlarge
the hole in the spray tip. If the actuator has come off
the pump stem, reinsert the stem on the actuator. Shake
the spray pump well. The spray pump must be primed before
the first use. To do this, put two fingers on the "shoulders"
of the bottle. Push the bottle with your thumb firmly and
quickly for a full-stroke actuation until a fine spray appears.
This will take between 3 and 5 pumps. A fine mist can only
be produced by a rapid and firm pumping action. Repriming
is only necessary when the spray pump unit has not been
used for more than 14 days. To reprime, shake the bottle
and pump the unit one to three times until a fine spray
- Gently blow the nose to make sure the
nostrils are clear. Hold the spray pump unit firmly with
the index and middle fingers on either side of the spray
tip and the thumb on bottom of the bottle. Rest the back
of the index finger against the upper lip. Be careful that
the finger does not slip off spray pump unit as you spray.
Put the spray tip into one nostril (the tip should not reach
far into the nose). Bend the head forward so that spray
will aim toward the back of the nose. Point the tip straight
back into the nose. Close the other nostril with one finger.
Pump the spray unit by pushing the bottle with the thumb
firmly and quickly for a full-stroke actuation and sniff
gently at the same time. Repeat these steps if your doctor
prescribed more then one spray per nostril. Repeat this
procedure for the other nostril. Avoid blowing the nose
for 15 minutes following dosing.
- Keep the cover
and the clip on the spray pump unit when not in use.
The Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray and the Tri-Nasal Spray should
be thrown away after 120 sprays.
It may take a few
weeks to see the effects of Nasacort. Talk to your doctor
if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Store Nasacort at room temperature away from moisture and
If you miss a dose: Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose,
skip the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do
not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if you overdose: An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur.
If you do think that an overdose has occurred, call an emergency
room or poison control center for advice.
Avoid while taking Nasacort Avoid items or activities that are known allergens
to you. Clean areas where dust or pet fur may aggravate
Avoid exposing yourself to known
sources of infection. Stay away from people with chicken
pox, measles, or any other type of infection. Your immune
system may not be strong enough to fight off an infection
while using Nasacort.
Possible side effects of Nasacort Serious side effects from Nasacort are not likely
to occur. Stop using Nasacort and seek emergency medical
attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty
breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips,
tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side
effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Nasacort
and talk to your doctor if you experience
or burning of the nose;
- sneezing after application;
- yeast infection in the nose or throat (white patches);
- inflammation or irritation of the throat;
- perforated septum (inside center
- increased pressure in the eye, glaucoma,
or tearing of the eyes;
- headache or lightheadedness;
- nausea or upset stomach;
- ear irritation or inflamation;
nasal stuffiness or a runny nose; or
(or loss of) taste or smell.
Side effects other than
those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about
any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect Nasacort Before using this medication, tell your doctor and
pharmacist about any other drugs you are taking. The use
of other oral or inhaled steroids may increase the chance
of side effects or overdose.
other than those listed here may also interact with Nasacort.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.