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|BRAND NAME : Triamcinolone Nasal Inhalation
Triamcinolone, a corticosteroid, is used to prevent allergy symptoms including sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffed nose.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should this medicine be used:
Triamcinolone comes as a solution to inhale through the nose. It usually is inhaled one to four times a day at evenly spaced intervals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use triamcinolone exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Triamcinolone controls allergy symptoms but does not cure them. Continue to use triamcinolone even if you feel well. Do not stop using triamcinolone without talking to your doctor.
Before you use triamcinolone the first time, read the written instructions that come with it. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist to demonstrate the proper technique. Practice using the inhaler while in his or her presence
Before using triamcinolone, gently blow your nose to clear your nasal passages. Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after inhaling the prescribed dose.
Before using triamcinolone,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to triamcinolone or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), arthritis medication, aspirin, cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), digoxin (Lanoxin), diuretics ('water pills'), estrogen (Premarin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin (Rifadin), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and vitamins.
if you have a nose infection or a fungal infection (other than on your skin), do not use triamcinolone without talking to your doctor.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had tuberculosis (TB); liver, kidney, intestinal, or heart disease; diabetes; an underactive thyroid gland; high blood pressure; mental illness; myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis; herpes eye infection; seizures; or ulcers.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using triamcinolone, call your doctor.
If I forget a dose:
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects:
Although side effects from triamcinolone are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
nasal irritation or dryness
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
increased difficulty breathing
swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
cold or infection that lasts a long time
What storage conditions:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication. Avoid puncturing the aerosol container, and do not discard it in an incinerator or fire.
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your symptoms may improve after just a few days. If they do not improve within 3 weeks, call your doctor.
Avoid exposure to chicken pox and measles. This drug makes you more susceptible to these illnesses. If you are exposed to them while using triamcinolone, call your doctor. Do not have a vaccination or other immunization unless your doctor tells you that you may.
Report any injuries or signs of infection (fever, sore throat, pain during urination, and muscle aches) that occur during treatment.
If your sputum (the matter that you cough up during an asthma attack) thickens or changes color from clear white to yellow, green, or gray, call your doctor; these changes may be signs of an infection.
Inhalation devices require regular cleaning, and some require periodic replacement. Follow the directions that come with your inhaler.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
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