The triamcinolone inhaler is a prescription drug that is used for preventing asthma attacks. By reducing inflammation in the airways, the medication can help prevent asthma attacks from occurring. The triamcinolone inhaler comes in the form of a metered-dose inhaler that is taken two to four times per day. The dose of the triamcinolone inhaler your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including your age, the severity of your asthma, and other medications you may be taking. Possible side effects of this product include headache, sore throat, and sinus infection.
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.
(Click What Are Triamcinolone Inhalers Used For? for more information on what the triamcinolone inhaler is used for, including possible off-label uses of the medication.)
The triamcinolone inhaler is made by Abbott Laboratories.