Nasacort (Triamcinolone Acetonide)
Nasacort AQ (OTC)
Product of Turkey. Shipped from Mauritius. Nasacort is also marketed internationally under the name Nasacort AQ.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Information
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- Remove the cap from the bottle and shake the bottle gently.
- If you are using the pump for the first time you must prime the pump. Press and release the nozzle to release 5 sprays into the air away from the face. If you have not used it for 2 weeks or longer, press and release 1 spray into the air away from the face.
- Gently blow your nose until your nostrils are clear. A small child may need help to gently blow his or her nose.
- Remove the bottle cap and gently shake the bottle.
- Hold the pump with the applicator between your forefinger and middle finger and the bottom resting on your thumb.
- Press one finger on the other hand against the side of one of your nostrils to hold it closed.
- Put the spray tip into your other nostril. Aim the tip toward the back of your nose, but do not push the tip deep into your nose. Do not point the tip toward your nasal septum (divider between your nostrils).
- Sniff gently. While you are sniffing, use your forefinger and middle finger to press firmly down on the applicator and release a spray.
- If you are using 2 sprays, repeat steps 6 to 8.
- Repeat steps 6 to 8 in the other nostril.
- Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after using the spray.
- Wipe the applicator with a clean tissue and cover it with the cap.
Before using triamcinolone nasal spray,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to triamcinolone, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in triamcinolone nasal spray. Check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are using steroid medications for asthma, allergies, or a rash.
- tell your doctor if you have tuberculosis (TB; a type of lung infection), chicken pox, or measles, or if you have been around someone who has one of these conditions. Also tell your doctor if you have a herpes infection of the eye (an infection that causes a sore on the eyelid or eye surface), any other type of infection, if you have or have ever had cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye), or glaucoma (an eye disease). Also tell your doctor if you have recently had surgery on your nose, or injured your nose in any way or if you have sores in your nose.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using triamcinolone nasal spray, call your doctor.
- stomach pain
- teeth problems
- vision problems
- fever, sore throat, chills, cough, and other signs of infection
- severe or frequent nosebleeds