Nasacort AQ Side Effects

In clinical trials, nosebleed, sore throat, and cough were the most commonly reported Nasacort AQ side effects. These side effects are mild in most cases and generally don't require treatment, but you should seek medical attention immediately if you develop possible serious side effects of Nasacort AQ, such as frequent or severe nosebleeds, signs of steroid toxicity, and wheezing or other asthma-like breathing problems.

Nasacort AQ Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Nasacort® AQ (triamcinolone nasal spray). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Nasacort AQ. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Nasacort AQ side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Nasacort AQ

Nasacort AQ has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group taking a placebo (a nasal spray with no active ingredient). As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Nasacort AQ in adults and adolescents included:
  • Sore throat -- in up to 5.1 percent of people
  • Nosebleeds -- up to 2.7 percent
  • Cough -- up to 2.1 percent.
In younger children (age 2 to 12), other common reactions, occurring in 2 percent to 9 percent of children, included:
  • The flu
  • Increased coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Stomach pain
  • Tooth problems (not specified)
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Asthma
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rash
  • Runny nose.
Many of the "side effects" in children were only slightly more common with the drug than with the placebo.
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Nasacort Nasal Spray -- Drug Information

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