Precautions and Warnings With Triamcinolone Inhalers
Some precautions and warnings with triamcinolone inhalers include the risk of the medication causing asthma symptoms to get worse, the safety of taking the drug while pregnant, and the potential for the medication to suppress the immune system in some people. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you use triamcinolone inhalers include glaucoma, eczema, and any allergies.
Triamcinolone Inhalers: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
As of December 2009, the manufacturer of the triamcinolone inhaler decided to stop making it in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Had the triamcinolone inhaler been a more popular drug, the manufacturer would probably have chosen to reformulate the drug without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it. Any unexpired triamcinolone inhalers still in pharmacies may be dispensed until December 31, 2010, after which they can no longer be sold in the United States.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the triamcinolone inhaler (Azmacort®) if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Eczema (or atopic dermatitis)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- Glaucoma or cataracts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.