Triamcinolone nasal Side Effects
Some side effects of triamcinolone nasal may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to triamcinolone nasal: nasal aerosol powder, nasal spray
Along with its needed effects, triamcinolone nasal may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking triamcinolone nasal:More common
- Body aches or pain
- dryness or soreness of the throat
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- increased cough
- joint pain
- loss of appetite
- muscle aches and pains
- runny nose
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- trouble sleeping
- trouble with swallowing
- unexplained nosebleeds
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- voice changes
- Cough producing mucus
- difficulty with breathing
- noisy breathing
- shortness of breath
- tightness in the chest
- bloody mucus
- blurred vision
- changes in vision
- darkening of the skin
- decreased vision
- eye pain
- fast heartbeat
- joint stiffness or swelling
- loss of appetite
- lower back or side pain
- mental depression
- painful or difficult urination
- redness of the skin
- slowing of normal growth in children
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
- trouble healing
- white patches in the throat
Some side effects of triamcinolone nasal may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Acid or sour stomach
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
- tooth problems
- upper abdominal or stomach pain
- Change in sense of smell or taste
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to triamcinolone nasal: nasal aerosol, nasal aerosol with adapter, nasal spray
Triamcinolone nasal has been generally well tolerated and, due to the nature of its administration, has not been inclined to produce the systemic adverse effects generally associated with the use of corticosteroids.
The central nervous system side effect of headache has been reported in 18% of patients.
Respiratory side effects have included nasal irritation, pharyngitis, dry mucous membranes, burning and stinging, congestion, epistaxis, sneezing, and rarely, nasal septal perforations.
Endocrine side effects have included rare reports of suppression of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. The risk of adrenal suppression is less than that associated with systemic corticosteroids and is generally only of concern when using higher than recommended doses or in patients who may be particularly sensitive.
Ocular adverse effects are more commonly seen with systemic administration of corticosteroids. However, posterior capsular cataracts have been occasionally reported with triamcinolone, especially with long-term use. In addition, prolonged use of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids ( >= 440 mcg of triamcinolone nasal) may be associated with increased risk of ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma.
More triamcinolone nasal resources
- Nasacort Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Nasacort Consumer Overview
- Nasacort eent Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Nasacort Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Nasacort AQ Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Nasacort AQ spray MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Nasacort HFA Prescribing Information (FDA)
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