Triamcinolone Inhaler Dosing

For adults and adolescents (age 12 and over) who have asthma and are using the triamcinolone inhaler, dosing is usually two inhalations three to four times daily, or four inhalations twice daily. This age group should not take more than 16 inhalations of the triamcinolone inhaler each day. The recommended dose of the triamcinolone inhaler for children age 6 to 12 is one or two inhalations three to four times daily, or two to four inhalations twice daily.

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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.


The dose of the triamcinolone inhaler (Azmacort®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The severity of your asthma
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your triamcinolone inhaler dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Triamcinolone Inhaler Dosing for Adults
For adults and adolescents (age 12 and over), the recommended triamcinolone inhaler dose for asthma is two inhalations (150 mcg) three to four times daily, or four inhalations (300 mcg) twice daily. The maximum triamcinolone inhaler dose is 16 inhalations total per day.
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