What is Nasacort?
Nascort is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the
body that cause inflammation. Nascort nasal is used to treat the
nasal symptoms of allergies and other seasonal reactions. Nascort
nasal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
What are the most common side effects of Nasacort?
Serious side effects from Nascort nasal are not likely
to occur. Stop using Nascort nasal and seek emergency medical attention
if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing
of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to use Nascort nasal and talk to your doctor if you experience stinging
or burning of the nose; sneezing after application; yeast infection
in the nose or throat (white patches); inflammation or irritation
of the throat; bleeding nose; perforated septum (inside center of
nose); increased pressure in the eye, glaucoma, or tearing of the
eyes; headache or lightheadedness; nausea or upset stomach; fever;
cough; ear irritation or inflamation; nasal stuffiness or a runny
nose; or unpleasant (or loss of) taste or smell.
How do I take Nasacort?
To use the nasal inhaler formulation (Nasacort): Before
each use of the inhaler, gently blow the nose to make sure the nostrils
are clear. Remove the white protective cap from the nasal inhaler.
Shake the canister well. Holding the inhaler between the thumb and
forefinger, tilt the head back slightly and insert the inhaler into
one nostril, pointing it slightly toward the outside nostril wall
away from the nasal septum, while holding the other nostril closed
with one finger. Press down on the canister to release one spray
and inhale gently at the same time. Hold your breath for a few seconds,
then breathe out slowly through the mouth. Withdraw the nasal inhaler
from the nostril. If your doctor has prescribed more than one spray
in each nostril, repeat this process. Repeat the process in the
other nostril then replace the white protective inhaler cap on the
nasal inhaler. Avoid blowing the nose for the next 15 minutes. The
inhaler should be cleaned weekly. Remove the white protective cap
from the nasal inhaler. Clean the nasal inhaler thoroughly in lukewarm
water. Do not use soap , detergent, or another cleanser. Allow the
inhaler to dry completely. Gently center and insert the canister
with the plastic stem downward into the small hole at the bottom
of the nasal inhaler. Replace the white protective cap on the nasal
inhaler. The canister and nose piece are designed to be used together.
Never use this canister or nose piece with those from any other
product. The Nasacort nasal inhaler should be thrown away after
What if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if
it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the
missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double
dose of this medication.
Are there any drug interactions with Nascort?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor and pharmacist
about any other drugs you are taking. The use of other oral or inhaled
steroids may increase the chance of side effects or overdose. Drugs
other than those listed here may also interact with Nascort nasal.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Is there any additional information about Nasacort that
I should know?
It may take a few weeks to see the effects of Nascort nasal.
Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get
worse.� Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have
a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection of any kind. The absorption
of this drug into the system can inhibit the body's ability to fight
off infections. You may not be able to use Nascort nasal if you
have an infection. The Nasacort brand of Nascort nasal is not approved
for use by children younger than 6 years of age. The Tri-Nasal Spray
brand of Nascort nasal is not approved for use by children younger
than 12 years of age.
How do I store Nasacort?
Store Nascort nasal at room temperature away from moisture
and heat.�Always keep all prescription medications out of the reach