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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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