Allernaze (Generic Triamcinolone Nasal Spray)
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Why is this medication prescribed?
Triamcinolone nasal spray is used to treat symptoms of hay fever and other allergies, such as runny, stuffy, or itchy noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing. Sneezing, stuffy, runny, or itchy nose are just a few examples of symptoms brought on by the common cold that shouldn’t be treated with triamcinolone nasal spray. The drug triamcinolone belongs to the corticosteroid drug class. It functions by preventing the release of specific organic compounds that produce allergic symptoms.
How should this medicine be used?
Both on prescription and without, triamcinolone is available as a liquid to spray in the nose. Typically, it is sprayed once daily into each nostril. If you’re an adult, you’ll start your triamcinolone nasal spray treatment with a greater dose and subsequently lower it after your symptoms become better. When administering triamcinolone nasal spray to a child, the dosage will initially be lower and may then be increased if the child’s symptoms do not get better. When the child’s symptoms go better, you’ll reduce the dose. If you have any questions, make sure you carefully follow the instructions on the package or product label and consult your doctor or pharmacist. As recommended, apply triamcinolone spray. Use only as suggested on the package label or as your doctor has instructed. Do not use more, less, or more frequently than recommended.
Children under the age of 12 should have adult assistance when using triamcinolone nasal spray. This drug should not be administered to children under the age of two.
Only use of the nose is permitted for triamcinolone nasal spray. Avoid spraying the nasal spray in your eyes and avoid swallowing it. Rinse your eyes thoroughly with water if triamcinolone nasal spray accidently gets in them.
Only one individual should use a bottle of triamcinolone nasal spray at a time. Triamcinolone nasal spray shouldn’t be shared because it could spread bacteria.
Hay fever and allergies are not cured by triamcinolone nasal spray, although it does reduce their symptoms. Triamcinolone nasal spray may start to relieve your symptoms right away, but it may take up to a week of regular use before you start to see its full effects. Call your doctor if, after using the prescribed triamcinolone nasal spray every day, your symptoms do not go away after three weeks. Call your doctor if, after using the over-the-counter triamcinolone nasal spray every day for a week, your symptoms do not get better.
A specific number of sprays are intended to be delivered by the triamcinolone nasal spray. It’s possible that the remaining sprays in the bottle don’t contain the right amount of medication after the designated number of them have been used. Even if the container still has some liquid in it, you should keep note of how many sprays you have used and discard the bottle once you have used the designated amount of sprays.
Follow these steps to use the nasal spray:
- Shake the bottle gently after taking the cap off.
- The pump needs to be primed before use if it is the first time. Five sprays will be sent into the air, away from your face, as you press and release the nozzle. If it has been more than two weeks since your last use, push and discharge one spray into the air far from your face.
- Once your nostrils are clear, gently blow them. A little child can require assistance when softly blowing their nose.
- Shake the bottle gently after removing the cap.
- Hold the pump so that the bottom rests on your thumb and the applicator is positioned between your forefinger and middle finger.
- Close one of your nostrils by placing a finger from the opposite hand against the side of the nostril.
- The opposite nostril should get the spray tip. Aim the tip toward the back of your nose, but avoid pressing it all the way in. Avoid aiming the tip at your nasal septum (divider between your nostrils).
- slowly inhale. Use your fingers and middle finger to press down hard on the applicator and let out a spray while you are sniffing.
- Repeat steps 6 through 8 if you’re using two sprays.
- From steps 6 to 8, repeat in the opposite nostril.
- After using the spray, wait 15 minutes before blowing your nose.
- Apply the cap after cleaning the applicator with a fresh tissue.
Other uses for this medicine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you’re interested in using this drug for any other conditions.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using triamcinolone nasal spray,
- If you have an allergy to triamcinolone, any other drugs, or any of the ingredients in triamcinolone nasal spray, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away. A list of the ingredients can be found on the package label.
- If you are taking steroid drugs for asthma, allergies, or a rash, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
- If you have chicken pox, measles, or TB (a form of lung illness), or if you have come into contact with someone who does, let your doctor know. Additionally, let your doctor know if you have or have ever had glaucoma, cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye), herpes (an infection that results in a sore on the eyelid or surface), or any other sort of illness (an eye disease). Additionally, let your doctor know if you recently had nose surgery, if your nose has been hurt in any manner, or if it has sores.
- If you are breastfeeding a child or intend to become pregnant, let your doctor know. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while using triamcinolone nasal spray.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. To make up for a missing dose, do not take a second one.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Triamcinolone nasal spray may cause side effects. Consult your doctor right away if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- Abdominal pain
- Teeth issues
Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor and discontinue taking triamcinolone nasal spray if you notice any of these signs:
- Vision issues
- Fever, chills, sore throat, cough, and other infection-related symptoms
- Frequent or severe nosebleeds
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).
It’s important to be aware that this drug could slow down a child’s growth. If your kid needs to take this medication for longer than two months each year, consult your child’s doctor.
Other negative effects of triamcinolone are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Store it away from excessive heat and moisture at room temperature (not in the bathroom).
As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning. http://www.upandaway.org
Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p for additional information.
In case of emergency/overdose
Call your local poison control centre at 1-800-222-1222 if someone has ingested triamcinolone nasal spray. Dial 911 to reach the nearest emergency services if the sufferer has collapsed or has stopped breathing.
What other information should I know?
The applicator for your triamcinolone nasal spray needs to be cleaned sometimes. In order to remove the applicator from the bottle, you must first remove the cap. The cap and spray nozzle should be given a brief soak in warm water before being rinsed with cold water. Shake or tap the extra water off, then let it air dry. Put the spray nozzle back on the bottle after the cap and nozzle have dried. To see a fine spray, press and release the nozzle repeatedly.
Your bottle may have a blocked nozzle if it won’t spray. Do not attempt to remove the obstruction using pins or other sharp objects. Instead, wash the sprayer in the prescribed manner.
If you have any inquiries regarding triamcinolone nasal spray, ask your pharmacist.
You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.
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