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Common Side Effects of Triamcinolone Inhalers

The triamcinolone inhaler 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 not taking the medicine. 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 the triamcinolone inhalers included:

Side Effects of Triamcinolone Inhalers to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with triamcinolone inhalers that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.

Less Common Side Effects of Triamcinolone Inhalers

There are other possible side effects of triamcinolone inhalers that occur less frequently. These side effects occur in 1 to 3 percent of people or less. In the case of these possible side effects, it can be difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the triamcinolone inhaler or factors unrelated to the medication.
Some of these less common side effects of triamcinolone inhalers include, but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Diarrhea
  • Thrush
  • Toothaches
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Bursitis (painful, inflamed joints)
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest congestion
  • Voice changes
  • Urinary tract infections (bladder infections)
  • Vaginal yeast infections.
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