triamcinolone (nasal) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a triamcinolone dose adjustment or special tests:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether triamcinolone nasal will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether triamcinolone nasal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Triamcinolone nasal can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.
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.
How should I use triamcinolone nasal (Nasacort AQ)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Before each use, gently blow your nose to clear your nostrils.
Shake the medicine well just before using it.
To use triamcinolone nasal inhaler:
To use triamcinolone nasal spray:
Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using this medication.
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.
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.
If you use triamcinolone nasal for several months, your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the cover and clip on the nasal spray pump unit when not in use. Keep the protective cap on the nasal inhaler when not in use.
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