Generic Name: Nasacort Allergy 24HR Brand Name(s): Nasacort Allergy 24HR.

Uses

What is Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone) used for?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® is commonly used to:

How should I take Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Use Nasacort Allergy 24HR® as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Follow how to take this medicine as you have been told by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.

Do not take Nasacort Allergy 24HR® by mouth. Use in your nose only. Keep out of your mouth and eyes (may burn).

Prime pump before first use by shaking and spraying it 5 times into the air or if not used for more than 2 weeks by spraying 1 time into the air.

Shake well before use.

Blow your nose before use.

Spray up the nose only. Do not spray onto the wall joining the two nostrils.

Close 1 nostril.

Tilt your head forward a little.

Put nose spray tube into other nostril.

While breathing in through the nose, press down once to release spray.

Breathe out from your mouth.

Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after you use this medicine.

Check your spray use with your doctor at each visit. Read and follow the facts on how to use the spray. Make sure you use the spray the right way.

Keep using Nasacort Allergy 24HR® as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.

To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

How do I store Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Nasacort Allergy 24HR® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Nasacort Allergy 24HR® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Nasacort Allergy 24HR® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Nasacort Allergy 24HR® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Tell all of your health care providers that you take Nasacort Allergy 24HR®. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.

Talk with your doctor if you come into contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles and you have not had chickenpox, measles, or the vaccines for them.

If you have had any recent nose surgery, injury, ulcers, or sores, talk with your doctor.

This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.

Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Nasacort Allergy 24HR® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Nasacort Allergy 24HR®. Nasacort Allergy 24HR® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Signs of Cushing’s disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
  • Bad nose irritation.
  • Bad nosebleeds.
  • Nose sores.
  • Whistling sound when you breathe.
  • Redness or white patches in mouth or throat.
  • Change in eyesight.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone)?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone).

What is the dose of Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for further information.

What is the dose of Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone) available?

Nasacort Allergy 24HR® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Spray

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Nasacort Allergy 24HR® (triamcinolone), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 10, 2017 | Last Modified: November 10, 2017

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