Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray (120 sprays)
- Brand: sanofi-aventis
- Product Code: SNF_NSC
- Availability: In Stock
Contains the active ingredient : Triamcinolone, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid (or steroid).
Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the adrenal glands that have many important functions, including control of inflammatory responses.
Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid and is adminstered by nasal spray to decrease inflammation in the nasal passages.
People who suffer from nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) such as hay fever tend to experience a variety of symptoms as a result of their allergy. These include a runny, itchy or blocked nose, sneezing and sinus discomfort. These symptoms are a result of inflammation in the nasal passages.
The nasal inflammation occurs when the nasal passages are exposed to foreign particles (allergens), for example, pollen, dust mites or pet fur. The allergens cause the cells in the nose to release chemicals that produce immune and allergic responses. These result in inflammation in the nasal passages and the symptoms of the allergy.
When administered into the nose, triamcinolone is absorbed into the cells of the nasal passages. It works by preventing these cells from releasing the chemicals that trigger the allergic response. This stops the allergic reaction from happening, so the nasal inflammation is reduced and the symptoms relieved.
The nasal spray will not relieve the symptoms of nasal allergies immediately, and it can take three to four days to have its full effect. It is therefore most effective to start using the nasal spray a few days before you expect to get symptoms, for example before the start of the pollen season, or if you know you are going to be in contact with pets that give you the allergy. For maximum benefit, the spray should then be used regularly while you are still being exposed to the allergen to keep the nasal inflammation under control.
What is it used for?
Preventing and treating symptoms of seasonal nasal allergies (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as hay fever.
Preventing and treating symptoms of nasal allergies that occur throughout the year (perennial allergic rhinitis), for example due to pet allergies or dust mite allergies.
This nasal spray is suitable for adults and children aged six years and over.
Size : 120 spray / bottle