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Triamcinolone Nasal Spray Dosing

For adults and children over 12 years old who are using triamcinolone nasal spray, dosing generally starts at two sprays in each nostril once daily. The recommended daily dosage for children 2 to 11 years old is one spray in each nostril. If necessary, your child's dosage can be increased up to two sprays once daily (if your child is at least six years old).

An Introduction to Triamcinolone Nasal Spray Dosing

The dose of triamcinolone nasal spray (Nasacort® AQ, Nasacort® Allergy 24HR) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to triamcinolone nasal spray
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your triamcinolone nasal spray dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Triamcinolone Nasal Spray Dosing for Nasal Allergies

The recommended dose of triamcinolone nasal spray when treating nasal allergies in adults and children age 12 years and over is two sprays in each nostril once daily (four sprays total). For children ages 2 to 11, the recommended dose is one spray in each nostril once daily. If your child is at least six years old, your child's healthcare provider may increase this dose up to two sprays of triamcinolone nasal spray once daily if necessary.
 

General Information on Dosing With Triamcinolone Nasal Spray

Considerations for people taking triamcinolone nasal spray include the following:
 
  • As the name implies, the medication comes in the form of a nasal spray. It is usually used once a day.
     
  • Be sure to shake the bottle well before each use.
     
  • Blow your nose before each dose of triamcinolone nasal spray. Breathe in gently while spraying the medicine into your nose. Do not try to inhale the nasal spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes into contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
     
  • Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum. Spraying triamcinolone nasal spray toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (using the right hand to spray into the left nostril and vice versa).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Triamcinolone nasal spray will not work if you stop using it.
     
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