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Doctor insights on: Azmacort Side Effects

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Any bad side effects to azmacort (triamcinolone)?

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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Azmacort (Definition)

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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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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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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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I hv been given triamcinolone acetonide inj due to atopic eczema.Hw long does inj stays in the blood n has effects? Wt is very safe time gaps btw inj

I hv been given triamcinolone acetonide inj due to atopic eczema.Hw long does inj stays in the blood n has effects? Wt is very safe time gaps btw inj

Unsafe: This should be reserved for emergency and not as maintenance. Its effect may last for about a week. The most important step is applying moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing on a regular basis plus topical steroid or something like protopic. You need to consult an allergist if you have one in your area since there are many other much safer treatment options. ...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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Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol uses?

Asthma and COPD: These drugs are the mainstay in treating asthma but also can be used in copd, bronchiectasis, exercise induced asthma and chronic bronchitis. ...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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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

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Which is better -- azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol?

Which is better -- azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol?

They are different: One treats inflammation and works very slowly, that is Azmacort (triamcinolone) , so it will not help with an asthma attack. The albuterol is fast acting. Since they do different things, they are often used together.... ...Read more

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What is triamcinolone acetonide cream used for?

What is triamcinolone acetonide cream used for?

Topical steroid: This medication is a topical steroid, these are used for inflammatory rashes of the skin. They reduce inflammation and itch. For example psoriasis, or eczema. ...Read more

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Will azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitancy?

Will azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitancy?

No: It is a topical, it should not cause systemic side effects such as urinary hesitancy ...Read more

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Could azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitancy?

Could azmacort (triamcinolone) cause urinary hesitancy?

No reason to ...: Azmacort is a triamcinolone (a synthetic steroid) aerosol inhalor, so there's no reason to cause hesitancy. But, many elderlies already have insidious silent voiding dysfunction with slowing U/F, hesitancy, urgency... by accumulating effect of aging, drugs, some medical comorbidities, etc. But these Sxs tend to elude patient's attention because being not hurting and accepting slow F/U with aging. ...Read more

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What is the difference between azmacort (triamcinolone) and flovent just need to know

Both : Both are steriod inhalers. They are different steriods. Azmacort (triamcinolone), (triamcinolone) an old formulation, has an attached tube that acts like an aerochamber while Flovent can come as a diskus which is breath activated-ie- you need to inhale the medication and it is dependent on how you inhale or in an hfa formulation which has a propellent to push the medication out. I am not aware that Azmacort (triamcinolone) is still on the market. ...Read more