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Brand Names: Nasacort AQ

Generic Name: triamcinolone (nasal) (Pronunciation: TRYE am SIN oh lone)

What is triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?

Triamcinolone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Triamcinolone nasal (for the nose) is used to treat sneezing, itching, and runny nose caused by seasonal allergies or hay fever.

Triamcinolone nasal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • white patches or sores inside your nose or mouth, or on your lips; or
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stinging, burning, or bleeding in your nose;
  • sneezing after use of the medicine;
  • sore throat, cough, stuffy nose;
  • watery eyes;
  • headache;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • an unpleasant taste or smell.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?

Do not use this medication in a child under 2 years old without the advice of a doctor. Some brands of triamcinolone nasal are not made for use in children.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone.

Before using triamcinolone nasal, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have tuberculosis, asthma, a history of glaucoma or cataracts, any type of infection, or if you have had recent surgery or injury to your nose.

It may take up to a week before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week of treatment, or if they get worse any time during treatment.

Triamcinolone nasal can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medicine.

Do not stop using triamcinolone nasal suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about using less and less of the medication before stopping completely.



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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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