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Triamcinolone nasal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Brand names: Allernaze, Nasacort, Nasacort AQ, Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Nasacort HFA

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 25, 2023.

Triamcinolone nasal Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

Animal studies indicate a teratogenic effect typical of corticosteroids. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.
US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

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Triamcinolone nasal Breastfeeding Warnings

Safety has not been established

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

-Because no information is available, alternatives may be preferred, especially with newborns or preterm infants.
-Corticosteroids may reduce milk production.
-Use as a nasal spray would not be expected to cause adverse effects in the infant.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. UK Summary of Product Characteristics.
  2. TGA. Therapeutic Goods Administration. Australian Drug Evaluation Committee. Prescribing medicines in pregnancy: an Australian categorisation of risk of drug use in pregnancy. 2010.
  3. Product Information. Nasacort Allergy 24 HR (triamcinolone nasal). Sanofi-Aventis. 2019.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) 2019.

Further information

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