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Nasacort Allergy 24HR (nasal)

Generic Name: triamcinolone (nasal) (TRYE am SIN oh lone)
Brand Name: Nasacort Allergy 24HR

Medically reviewed on October 30, 2017.

What is Nasacort Allergy 24HR?

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

Nasacort Allergy 24HR (for the nose) is used to treat sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose caused by seasonal allergies or hay fever.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Nasacort Allergy 24HR should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to triamcinolone.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old.

How should I use Nasacort Allergy 24HR?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Shake the medicine well just before using it.

To use the nasal spray:

  • Blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of the bottle into one nostril. Press your other nostril closed with your finger. Breathe in quickly and gently spray the medicine into your nose. Then use the spray in your other nostril.

  • The usual dose is 1 to 2 sprays per nostril once daily.

  • Do not blow your nose for at least a few minutes after using the nasal spray.

  • Do not use the nasal spray more than one time in 24 hours.

  • Keep the nozzle of the nasal spray bottle clean, following the cleaning instructions provided with your medicine.

  • If the nasal spray has not been used for longer than 2 weeks, prime it by spraying 1 or 2 times into a tissue.

Do not share the nasal spray with another person, or you could spread germs or disease.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

An overdose of Nasacort Allergy 24HR is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

What should I avoid while taking Nasacort Allergy 24HR?

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or mouth.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using Nasacort Allergy 24HR.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR side effects

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

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;

  • nosebleeds; or

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR can affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • sneezing after use of the medicine; or

  • mild stinging or burning in your nose.

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.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Nasacort Allergy 24HR?

Other drugs may interact with triamcinolone nasal, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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