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Triamcinolone (Nasal) (trye am SIN oh lone)

Pediatric Medication

Brand Names: U.S.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR [OTC]; Nasacort AQ

Brand Names: Canada

Nasacort AQ; Trinasal

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.

Is it safe for my child to take this drug?

  • Not if your child has an allergy to triamcinolone or any other part of this drug.
  • Be sure to let the doctor know if your child has any allergies or side effects to drugs, foods, or dyes. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs your child had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

What are some things I need to know or do while my child takes this drug?

  • Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
  • Check all drugs your child is taking with your child’s doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
  • This drug may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my child’s doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • If any of this news causes you to be worried, any of the unwanted side effects happen, or if your child is not better after taking this drug.
  • If your child shows any signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color or sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.
  • If your child has very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • If your child has very bad nose irritation.
  • Bad nosebleeds.
  • Nose sores.
  • Whistling sound when your child breathes.
  • Redness or white patches in mouth or throat.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • If your child is feeling very tired or weak.
  • If your child has a change in eyesight.
  • If your child has been exposed to chickenpox and has not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine.
  • If your child is exposed to measles and has not had measles or been given a measles vaccine.
  • If your child gets a rash.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

  • Headache.
  • Nose irritation.
  • Nosebleed.
  • Sore throat.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child’s doctor. Call your child’s doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best given?

Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read and follow the dosing on the label closely.
  • Do not give this drug by mouth. Use in your child’s nose only. Keep out of your child’s mouth and eyes (may burn).
  • Prime pump before first use by shaking and spraying it 5 times into the air or if not used for more than 2 week by spraying 1 time into the air.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Have your child blow nose before use.
  • Place the nosepiece on the drug bottle as far inside the nostril as you can before giving a spray. While the tip is inside the nostril, point it toward the inner corner of the eye before giving a spray.

What do I do if my child misses a dose?

  • Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
  • Do not give 2 doses or extra doses.
  • Do not change the dose or stop your child’s drug. Talk with your child’s doctor.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store upright at room temperature. Do not freeze. Throw away any part not used after 120 sprays.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

General drug facts

  • If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
  • Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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