Triamcinolone acetonide, along with other inactive ingredients like ethanol, oleic acid, polysorbate 80, and saccharin sodium, is the active ingredient in Azmacort inhalation aerosols. Triamcinolone acetonide, along with other inactive ingredients like lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide, is the active ingredient in Azmacort inhalation powders.
A prescription drug called azmacort is used to both treat and prevent asthma symptoms. It is an inhaled corticosteroid with a long half-life that works by lowering lung inflammation. Azmacort is typically taken along with bronchodilators and other asthma medications.
Azmacort is a long-acting corticosteroid that is inhaled. It enters the bloodstream and is quickly broken down by the liver. Within an hour of inhalation, the peak plasma concentration is reached. The half-life of azmacort is two hours.
For the treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms in adults and children 6 years of age and older, azmacort is recommended.
Azmacort's most frequent adverse reactions are headache, throat irritation, and coughing. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are some additional potential side effects. Azmacort may make pneumonia more likely to occur.
In those who have liver disease or impaired liver function, azmacort should be used with caution. Blood tests should be used to closely monitor liver function while taking this medication. Azmacort may also make osteoporosis more likely to occur. People taking this medication need to have their bone density checked.
Azmacort may interact with bronchodilators and other asthma medications. While taking this medication, blood tests should be used to monitor liver function. Azmacort may also make osteoporosis more likely to occur.
Without a doctor's approval, never start or stop taking any medication.
Dosage and Administration
Depending on the medication's form, Azmacort should be ingested, inhaled through the mouth, or administered via injection into a vein. Use an inhaler to administer azmacort inhalation powders. You can take Azmacort inhalation aerosols with or without food. Avoid taking Azmacort inhalation powder 30 minutes before or after eating if you're using it. Before each use, give a good shake. Two inhalations twice a day are the typical starting dose for Azmacort. If necessary, the dosage can be increased to four inhalations twice daily. For best results, a bronchodilator like albuterol should be used along with azmacort.
Call a poison control center as soon as you notice any serious overdose symptoms, such as fainting or trouble breathing. Overdose symptoms could include:
- Tremor attacks
Azmacort should be kept in a dark, dry place at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications away from children.
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