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Azmacort (Overview)

Azmacort is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Azmacort (Overview)

Azmacort is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Alternative to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Alternative to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Others: Today there are more than a dozen alternatives to asthmacort. Some of the newer drugs are more potent and some may have less side effects. Ask your doctor about other inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream effective to treat foot/nail fungus?

No: It is a steroid cream not an antifungal. Also, steroid creams should be used judiciously as they do carry side effects and hence should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to the tanning bed, while using triamcinolone acetonide?

Is it safe to go to the tanning bed, while using triamcinolone acetonide?

No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Side effect of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Side effect of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Azmacort (triamcinolone).: Hoarseness, dry mouth and throat, wheezing, cough, oral candidiasis, and facial edema. These side effects are uncommon but rinse your mouth out after using the product. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives. The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives.  The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips

No need: What you are describing is not necessarily an allergy. Some individuals develop hives when they acquire a viral infection. Allergy testing is of no value in this case. You can always have a rast blood test, which is inferior to the skin test, but i still do not see the need for it in your case. The hives should subside once the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Alternative to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Others: Today there are more than a dozen alternatives to asthmacort. Some of the newer drugs are more potent and some may have less side effects. Ask your doctor about other inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Can azmacort (triamcinolone) cause hesitancy?

Triamcinolone: may cause increased urination but I was unable to find any sources that listed urinary hesitance as a side effet. ...Read more

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Duration of effects of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Duration of effects of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Mild side effects: When Azmacort (triamcinolone) is used for treatment of asthma in the recommended dosage of 2 inhalations 3 to 4 times/day, the breathing capacity increases over a period of 3 to 6 weeks. Continued use after that maintains breathing capacity. The half life of Azmacort (triamcinolone) is 88 minutes meaning that half the drug is metabolized every 88 minutes. The effect on breathing lasts if medication used on regular basis. ...Read more

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Side effect of azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Azmacort (triamcinolone).: Hoarseness, dry mouth and throat, wheezing, cough, oral candidiasis, and facial edema. These side effects are uncommon but rinse your mouth out after using the product. ...Read more

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Does azmacort (triamcinolone) cause mucous?

Does azmacort (triamcinolone) cause mucous?

Yes as asthma improv: When Azmacort (triamcinolone) is used for treatment of asthma in the recommended dosage of 2 inhalations 3 to 4 times/day, the breathing capacity increases over a period of 3 to 6 weeks. Continued use after that maintains breathing capacity. As the airways dilate and become less inflamed, mucous can more easily be coughed out. Chest congestion will clear usually over a period of 3 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Will azmacort (triamcinolone) cause mucous?

Will azmacort (triamcinolone) cause mucous?

Yes as asthma improv: As asthma improves and the airways dilate and become less inflamed, mucous and bronchial secretions can be more easily coughed out. Continued use after that maintains breathing capacity. Chest congestion will clear usually over a period of 3 to 6 weeks. It is best to use the medication 3 to 4 times/day until secretions clear and reduce dose thereafter to maintain breathing capacity. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Mild side effects: When used properly and in recommended dosages the side effects of Azmacort (triamcinolone) are minimal. Compared to placebo, there is a higher occurrence of sore throat. This can best be avoided by rinsing the mouth and throat after use. Oral candidiasis (yeast infection in mouth) can occur if you do not rinse mouth after each use. These side effects are mild and easily controlled. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

What are the side effects to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

Short and long: Shortterm side effects are changes in voice and a yeast infection of the mouth called thrush. Long term side effects can be cataracts, weakness of bones and high blood pressure (all relatively uncommon). ...Read more

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Can azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitatation?

Can azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitatation?

Unlikely: I have seen this side effect with anticholinergic drugs like ipratropium and tiotropium (atriovent and spiriva) but not with azmacort (triamcinolone). ...Read more