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Steroid: It is a mild steroid used to treat nasal allergic symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
Yes.: If used in recommended dosage, it is highly effective and safe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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
Do you need to use nasacort (triamcinolone) for several days for symptom relief or can be used when needed?
Anybody know when nasacort (triamcinolone) aq will be on the shelfs for OTC sales? Website says spring, but walmart has shelf reserved. Anybody know specific date?
Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ: Try calling the manufacturer sanofi-aventus for the data you require. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Nasacort side-effects risk seems to be less severe than Flonase, however Nasacort systemic availability is listed as much higher than that of Flonase?
Nasal steroids: The amount of steroid which absorbs systemically is negligible. ...Read more
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
Yes: This is a common combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
What is the difference between Flonase and nasacort (triamcinolone)? Which is better for you (e.g. has fewer side effects)?
Spray: Pretty much the same. Different steroid and propellant. Works about the same. Similar side effects ...Read more