AllerNaze Nasal Spray Dosage
Generic name: triamcinolone acetonide
Dosage form: nasal spray
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The recommended starting dose of AllerNaze for most patients is 200 mcg per day given as 2 sprays (approximately 50 mcg/spray) in each nostril once a day. The maximum dose should not exceed 400 mcg per day. If the 400 mcg dose is used, it may be given either as a once a day dosage (4 sprays in each nostril) or divided into two daily doses of two sprays/nostril twice a day.
The nasal spray pump must be primed before AllerNaze is used for the first time. To prime the pump, press down on the shoulder of the white nasal applicator using your forefinger and middle finger while supporting the base of the bottle with your thumb. Press down and release the pump until it sprays 3 times or until a fine mist is observed (see DIRECTIONS FOR USE).
Some patients may obtain relief of symptoms sooner when started on a 400 mcg per day dose of AllerNaze than with 200 mcg per day. Onset of significant relief of nasal symptoms was seen within two days after starting treatment at 400 mcg once daily. A starting dose of 400 mcg per day may be considered in patients when starting therapy with AllerNaze in cases where a faster onset of relief is desirable. Generally, maximum relief of symptoms may take several days or up to one week to occur.
After symptoms have been brought under control, patients should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the possibility of adverse effects.
If relief of symptoms is not achieved after 14-21 days of AllerNaze therapy given in an adequate dose, AllerNaze should be discontinued and alternative diagnosis and therapies considered.
AllerNaze is not recommended for use in persons under 12 years of age since its safety and effectiveness have not been established in this age group.