Product Description

Nasacort Nasal Spray is a steroid allergy spray and is available as an over the counter 30 pack or in this case as the prescription pack of 120 doses, offering you better value for money. 

Useful for managing nasal allergy symptoms, which we call allergic rhinitis Nasacort should be used regularly to help settle inflammation and keep your symptoms at bay.

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen, such as pollen, dust, mould or flakes of skin from certain animals.

It is a common condition, which is estimated to affect around 1 in every 5 people in the UK and can occur any time of the year.

Allergic rhinitis typically causes cold-like symptoms, such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchiness
  • Blocked or runny nose.

Some people may only suffer from allergic rhinitis for a few months at a time because they are sensitive to seasonal allergens, such as tree or grass pollen. Other people can suffer from this all year round.

Directions

How to use Nasacort Nasal Spray:

TWO doses should be sprayed into each nostril once daily.  Once symptoms are controlled the dose can be reduced to one spray in each nostril daily.  

This is a steroid nasal spray and the dose should not be increased above the maximum, with the lowest possible dose used to control your symptoms.  

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Triamcinolone acetonide 55mcg per dose

Other Ingredients:  microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose sodium (dispersible cellulose), polysorbate 80, purified water, anhydrous glucose, benzalkonium chloride (50% w/v solution), disodium edetate, hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide (for pH-adjustment).

 

This list is not exhaustive and inactive ingredients may differ between brands or batches. For further information please contact us.

Side Effects

Nasacort is typically well tolerated however some patients may experience some side effects.  

Stop using Nasacort and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:

  • You have an allergic reaction to Nasacort.

The signs (frequency not known) may include a rash (hives), itching, swallowing or breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Runny nose,
  • Headache,
  • Sore throat and/or cough
  • Nosebleeds
  • Inflammation/irritation of the airways (bronchitis)
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle pain, weakness and/or fatigue)
  • Problems with teeth

Other side effects (Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available
data):

  • Irritation and dryness on the inside of your nose
  • Sinuses become congested or blocked
  • Sneezing
  • Changes in the way things taste or smell
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Sleeping problems, feeling dizzy or tired
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
  • A decrease in the levels of cortisol in the blood (lab value)
  • Cloudiness of the lens in the eye (cataract), elevated pressure inside the eyeball
    (glaucoma)
  • Blurred vision
  • Sudden discontinuation of corticosteroids after prolonged use may result in
    withdrawal symptoms like joint pain, muscle pain, shaking, weight loss, anxiety,
    nasal drip and bleeding from the nose. However, these symptoms are extremely
    rare for corticosteroid nasal sprays, and much less likely to occur with
    corticosteroid nasal sprays than with corticosteroids taken orally (e.g. tablets).

In some people, Nasacort can cause damage to the middle part of the inside of the nose (called ‘nasal septum’). Discuss any worries you may have about this with your doctor or pharmacist.

Warnings

This medicine should not be used:

If you are allergic to triamcinolone acetonide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Signs of an allergic reaction to Nasacort include a rash (hives), itching, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.

Warning and precautions
Precautions before taking Nasacort:

  • If you have any infection of the nose or throat that is not treated. If you get a fungal infection while using Nasacort, stop using the spray until the infection has been treated.
  • If you have recently had a nose operation or had an injury or ulcer in the nose.
  • If you are being transferred from steroid injections or tablets to Nasacort spray.
  • If you have had glaucoma or cataracts
  • If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
  • Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.

Operations or times of stress

Your doctor may advise you to take a higher-than-normal dose of this medicine for medical reasons. If your dose is increased, tell your doctor if you are going to have an operation or are feeling unwell. This is because higher-than-normal doses of this medicine can lower your body's ability to heal or cope with stress. If this happens, your doctor may decide you need further treatment with another medicine to help.


Other medicines and Nasacort
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because Nasacort can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Nasacort works.


Some medicines may increase the effects of Nasacort and your doctor may wish to monitor you carefully if you are taking these medicines (including some medicines for HIV: ritonavir, cobicistat).


Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to
have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.


Driving and using machines
Nasacort has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.
Nasacort contains benzalkonium chloride
This medicine contains 15 micrograms of benzalkonium chloride in each spray.
Benzalkonium chloride may cause irritation or swelling inside the nose, especially if
used for a long time.


Systemic effects
When corticosteroids, including triamcinolone acetonide, are used for long periods of
time or at high doses for long periods of time, side effects may occur due to the drug
being absorbed in the body (e.g. the normal production of steroidal hormones may
be affected). These side effects are much less likely to occur with corticosteroid nasal
sprays than with corticosteroids taken orally (e.g. tablets). Talk to your doctor if you
experience any side effects

 

Patient Information Leaflet

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Frequently Asked Questions

Flonase and Nasacort - what's the difference?

These two medicines are different.  Flonase contains fluticasone, and Nasacort contains Triamcinolone, they are both strong steroids. In the UK Flonase is known as Avamys and is available on prescription or through our online consultation service.

Can you buy Nasacort over the counter?

Yes you can, but only in small bottles containing 30 doses.  Our UK-registered pharmacy can offer the larger 120-dose bottle saving you money.  

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