Azmacort (Triamcinolone acetonide) for asthma | MyAsthmaTeam

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Azmacort is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat asthma in people aged 6 years and older. Azmacort is also referred to by its drug name, triamcinolone acetonide.

Azmacort is a member of a class of drugs called corticosteroids, which suppress the immune system and decrease inflammation in the body. Azmacort is believed to work by decreasing inflammation in the lungs, which reduces the risk of bronchospasm (unwanted smooth muscle contraction of the airways).

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Azmacort is administered two to four times daily, depending on age, through an aerosol inhaler.

Azmacort should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Azmacort lists common side effects including sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat), headache, flu-like symptoms, and back pain.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Azmacort include fungal infections, worsening of asthma symptoms, hypercorticoidism (hormonal imbalance), decreased bone density, and glaucoma.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Azmacort — RxList

Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route) — Mayo Clinic

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