Generic name: triamcinolone acetonide
Dosage form: Nasal Inhaler
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A decrease in symptoms may occur as soon as 12 hours after starting steroid therapy and generally can be expected to occur within a few days of initiating therapy in allergic rhinitis.
If improvement is not evident after 2 to 3 weeks, the patient should be re-evaluated. (See INDIVIDUALIZATION OF DOSAGE section).
Adults and Children 12 years of age and older
The recommended starting dose of Nasacort Nasal Inhaler is 220 mcg per day given as two sprays (55 mcg/spray) in each nostril once a day. If needed, the dose may be increased to 440 mcg per day (55 mcg/spray) either as once-a-day dosage or divided up to four times a day, i.e., twice a day (two sprays/nostril), or four times a day (one spray/nostril). After the desired effect is obtained, some patients may be maintained on a dose of as little as one spray (55 mcg) in each nostril once a day (total daily dose 110 mcg per day).
Children 6 through 11 years of age
The recommended starting dose of Nasacort Nasal Inhaler is 220 mcg per day given as two sprays (55 mcg/spray) in each nostril once a day. Once the maximal effect has been achieved, it is always desirable to titrate the patient to the minimum effective dose.
Nasacort Nasal Inhaler is not recommended for children below 6 years of age since adequate numbers of patients have not been studied in this age group.
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