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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...