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Doctor insights on: Nasacort Medication

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Nasacort (Definition)

Nasacort is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Taking nasacort-- side effects while taking this drug?

Taking nasacort-- side effects while taking this drug?

Not much: You shouldn't get many side effects from Nasonex (mometasone) (an intranasal steroid) when you're using it correctly. Should be sprayed so that it stays in the nose. If it gets into the throat, you can get mild forms of the side effects of oral steroids- weight gain, mood instability, changes in energy level, etc. If you think you're getting side effects, go back to the doc who prescribed it to talk it over. ...Read more

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What is Nasacort (triamcinolone) prescribed for?

What is Nasacort (triamcinolone) prescribed for?

Allergic rhinitis: This is a common medicine for patients with allergies. It will work for other problems, like non-allergic rhinitis or even vasomotor rhinitis. It is a great drum. ...Read more

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How long can I take Nasacort (triamcinolone)?

Nasacort (triamcinolone): Greetings. The good news is that there is no limited length of time that you can use Nasacort (triamcinolone). Long term use studies found that when you use a steroid nasal spray daily for >5 years, no adverse effects were noted. I have patients who have intranasal polyps who have been benefitting from these medications for years. If you should develop bleeding or a headache hold off for a bit. ...Read more

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Is nasacort (triamcinolone) save for everyday use?

It is safe: Nasocort used for allergic rhinitis with sinus inflammation, is a non systemic steroid nasal spray, which is safe for long term use if it is helping to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) safe for long-term use?

Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) safe for long-term use?

Yes.: If used in recommended dosage, it is highly effective and safe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long it takes for nasacort (triamcinolone) to work?

How long it takes for nasacort (triamcinolone) to work?

Soon: Typically you will have some relief after continuous use for 4-7 days. This varies from person to person but generally within a week. Keep with it. ...Read more

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Can I use nasacort (triamcinolone) more than once a day? What is the safest maximum dosage?

Can I use nasacort (triamcinolone) more than once a day? What is the safest maximum dosage?

No: It's prescribed as a single daily dosing, 2 sprays per nostril once daily. I've encountered an occasional dosing of twice daily for up to three days, then once daily maintenance dosing. This latter is particularly helpful for acute exacerbations of allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Do you need to use nasacort (triamcinolone) for several days for symptom relief or can be used when needed?

Nasal Steroids: Nasal steroids are not rapidly acting medications, and therefore are generally not recommended to be used in single doses on an as-needed basis. ...Read more

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I've been nasacort (triamcinolone) for a week and no alleviation yet. Should I continue to use it and wait?

Nasacort (triamcinolone): Yes give it time to work and use it long term for it to be most effective. Sudafed or mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC can help with short term relief in the meantime. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can Nasacort cause Vertigo?

Can Nasacort cause Vertigo?

Not usually.: Vertigo is not a commonly recognized side effect of Nasacort. If it happens, it is rather rare. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can nasacort (triamcinolone) be used as a preventative measure?

Nasocort rx: Yes. This med is effective for acute resolution of nasal and sinus congestion and inflammation. And it is useful and beneficial for chronic allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. In that role it is preventative. ...Read more

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Is it safe and would you recommend to keep using nasacort (triamcinolone) during cold? I have been using it for the past 2 months.

Won't hurt: It won't hurt but won't help either with a common cold. However if you do discontinue it during a cold then resume it after recovery, do realize that it will take several days of use before nasacort (triamcinolone) can provide optimal benefits. ...Read more

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We have Maricopa Health plan. I called and asked if they covered the generic form of Nasacort, triamcinolone. Now they say they dont?

Different insurance: Plans have different drug coverage rules. Ask your doctor if he can prescribe another medication that is covered under your plan. ...Read more

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Does nasacort (triamcinolone) helps asthma?

Does nasacort (triamcinolone) helps asthma?

Somewhat: There are some studies that show that controlling upper airway allergies do help mitigate lower airway symptoms. Not as much as standard drugs for asthma, such as bronchodilators, inhaled (lung) steroids, leukotriene modifiers, oral steroids, etc. But the concept of "united airways" is an important one. ...Read more

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Is nasacort (triamcinolone) also a asthma control medicine?

Is nasacort (triamcinolone) also a asthma control medicine?

Used to be in US: Years ago triamcinolone was available via MDI with an attached spacer in the US and used as an asthma controller, but it was taken off the market, for reasons I am not certain. I do not think there was any problem with the drug. It is an effective asthma medication, just as Nasacort works well for nasal allergies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nasacort (triamcinolone) and flovent in terms of their use?

None: Nasacort is now otc at about $12, triamcinolone. Flonase is a brand which is expensive but can be obtained as generic fluticasone on prescription. I saw the generic listed wholesale at $13.They are about equivalent as cortisones which are very effective for stuffy nose due to allergy. ...Read more

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Can you stop nasacort (triamcinolone) abruptly after 4 months of use? I did a few days ago, and someone told me you should wean?

Stopping Nasacort (triamcinolone): With Nasacort (triamcinolone) and all of the nasal corticosteroids, there is very little drug absorbed into the systemic circulation. The action of the drug is pretty much confined to the area to where the drug is delivered. Therefore, you should not experience any adverse effects by abruptly stopping intranasal administration. Oral or injected corticosteroids would certainly need to be tapered. ...Read more

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Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonaise, what is better for treating nasal allergies?

Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonaise, what is better for treating nasal allergies?

Roughly Equal: Either of these sprays are fine for allergies. They both work the same way. Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available over the counter which means you do not need a prescription. It is also scent and alcohol free so it is easier on the nose. Flonase is very effective, but does contain alcohol and some scent which does irritate some noses. ...Read more

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Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonase: which is better and has less severe side effects?

Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonase: which is better and has less severe side effects?

See a doctor: It is difficult to answer since I am unfamiliar with your medical history. I recommend seeing a doctor who knows your medical history so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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If I overuse Nasacort (triamcinolone) (4 times a day for 5 days) will the steroids enter my body/bloodstream?

If I overuse Nasacort (triamcinolone) (4 times a day for 5 days) will the steroids enter my body/bloodstream?

Most likely not: Nasalcort is a steroid that may enter your systemic blood
after over-spraying into your nostrils. However, there would be no lasting effects at the dose you used.

Hopefully, it helped relieve your nasal symtoms. Get well
and please check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can I use my Flonase / nasacort (triamcinolone) with tamiflu?

Can I use my Flonase / nasacort (triamcinolone) with tamiflu?

Yes but: Use either Flonase or nasacort (triamcinolone) and don't expect them to help your nasal congestion if you have the flu. ...Read more