Allernaze

Generic Name: Triamcinolone

  • What is this medication and its most common uses?

    Allernaze is a medicine used to treat nasal symptoms due to seasonal or year-round allergies. Allernaze is available as a nasal spray.

  • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

    How does this medication work?

    Allernaze works by reducing inflammation in your nose.

    What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

    What: Allernaze has been shown to reduce nasal symptoms, such as stuffiness, runniness, itching, and sneezing.

    When: Allernaze may begin to work within a couple days of starting treatment, but it takes 1 week of regular use to reach its greatest effect.

    How do I know it is working?

    You may feel an improvement in your breathing once you begin using Allernaze. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

  • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

    The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

    More common side effects may include: headache, sore throat.

    Less common side effects may include:

    Weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections.

    Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.

    Slowed or delayed growth in children.

    Infections in your nose and throat, formation of a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impaired wound healing.

  • Who should not take this medication?

    Do not use Allernaze if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

    Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Allernaze. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs); any type of infection (including an eye infection); a sore in your nose; had nasal surgery or a recent nasal injury; had chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

    Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: The recommended starting dose is two sprays in each nostril once a day.

    If you are elderly, your healthcare provider may adjust your dose appropriately.

  • How should I take this medication?

    Use Allernaze exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use extra doses or stop using Allernaze without first talking to your healthcare provider.

    Use on a regular basis. If you do not see an improvement in your condition in 3 weeks, call your healthcare provider.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Allernaze.

  • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

    Do not spray Allernaze directly into your eyes or onto the nasal tissue inside your nose. Spray to the back of your nose.

    Do not come in contact with anyone who has chickenpox or measles while you are using Allernaze.

    Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after using Allernaze.

  • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Allernaze at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Allernaze during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

    If you miss a dose of Allernaze, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.