Triamcinolone nasal spray is a drug used to relieve symptoms of inflammation due to allergic rhinitis, such as runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itching in the nose, and itching in the throat.
Triamcinolone nasal spray is a dosage form of triamcinolone . This drug belongs to the class of corticosteroid drugs which work by affecting various cells and mediators that play a role in the emergence of inflammatory reactions, such as mast cells, eosinophils, histamine, leukotrienes, and cytokines.
Please note that this drug is not used to treat flu or rhinitis due to viral or bacterial infections.
Trademark of triamcinolone nasal spray: Nasacort AQ
What Is Triamcinolone Nasal Spray
|Benefit||Relieves symptoms of inflammation due to allergic rhinitis|
|Used by||Adults and children over 2 years of age|
|Triamcinolone Nasal Spray for Pregnant Women||
Category C: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women.
Drugs should only be used if the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.
It is not known whether triamcinolone nasal spray will be absorbed into breast milk or whether it is safe for breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this drug.
|Drug form||Nasal spray ( nasal spray )|
Precautions Before Using Triamcinolone Nasal Spray
Triamcinolone nasal spray should only be used as prescribed by a doctor. Here are some things to consider before using triamcinolone nasal spray:
- Do not use this drug if you are allergic to triamcinolone. Always tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
- Do not give this medicine to children under 2 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you have a nose infection, nose injury, glaucoma , cataracts, or an infectious disease, such as tuberculosis .
- Tell your doctor if you have recently had rhinoplasty.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
- Tell your doctor that you are using triamcinolone nasal spray before having surgery, including dental surgery.
- Avoid contact with or close to people who are suffering from infectious diseases that are easily transmitted, such as chickenpox or measles, because these drugs can increase your risk of infection.
- Immediately see a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or drug overdose after using triamcinolone nasal spray.
Dosage and Rules for Using Triamcinolone Nasal Spray
The dosage and duration of use of triamcinolone nasal spray will be determined by the doctor according to the age and condition of the patient. The following are common doses of triamcinolone nasal spray to relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms:
- Adults and children ≥12 years: Initially 2 sprays in each nostril once daily or 220 mcg daily. If symptoms improve, dose can be reduced to 1 spray in each nostril once daily or up to 110 mcg daily.
- Children 6–12 years: Initially, 1 spray in each nostril once daily or 110 mcg daily. Dosage may be increased to 2 sprays 1 time per day or as much as 220 mcg per day if needed.
- Children 2–5 years: Maximum dose is 1 spray in each nostril once daily or 110 mcg daily.
How to Use Triamcinolone Nasal Spray Properly
Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the information on the package before using triamcinolone nasal spray. Wipe your nose and shake the bottle of this medicine before using it.
Position your head slightly back. Cover one nostril with your finger and then spray the medicine into the nostril.
Inhale slowly through your nose and hold your breath for a few seconds, then exhale through your mouth. Do the same for the other nostril. After using the medicine, wipe your nose with a dry tissue.
Do not spray the drug into the barrier in the middle of the nose ( nasal septum ). Avoid blowing your nose for at least 15 minutes after using this medicine.
Make sure there is sufficient time between one dose and the next. Try to take triamcinolone at the same time each day for the treatment to be effective.
If you forget to use triamcinolone, do it immediately if the break with the next usage schedule is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.
Store triamcinolone nasal spray in the package. Place the medicine in a cool and dry room. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and keep drugs out of reach of children.
Interactions of Triamcinolone Nasal Spray with Other Drugs
The risk of side effects may be increased if triamcinolone nasal spray is used with the following medicines:
Side Effects and Dangers of Triamcinolone Nasal Spray
Some of the side effects below can occur after using triamcinolone nasal spray:
- Irritation or dry feeling in the nose or throat
- Sneezing or coughing
- The appearance of an unpleasant taste or smell
Check with your doctor if the side effects above do not improve immediately or get worse. Immediately go to the doctor if you have an allergic reaction to the drug or more serious side effects, such as pain or sores in the nose or loss of smell ( anosmia ).
Although it rarely happens, if used in the long term, triamcinolone nasal spray can be absorbed into the body and cause side effects in the form of visual disturbances, weight loss, swelling in the legs and feet, or more susceptibility to infectious diseases .