Were you looking for information about Azmacort? Asthmacort is a common misspelling of Azmacort.
As of December 2009, the manufacturer of Azmacort decided to stop making the drug in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Had Azmacort been a more popular drug, the manufacturer probably would have chosen to reformulate it without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it. Any unexpired Azmacort inhalers still in pharmacies may be dispensed until December 31, 2010, after which they can no longer be sold in the United States.
Azmacort® (triamcinolone inhaler) is a prescription medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks. While the medication cannot be used to treat or cure asthma, it can be taken to help prevent attacks by reducing inflammation in the airways to the lungs.
Azmacort comes in the form of an inhaler and is generally taken two to four times a day. Side effects can include headaches, a sore throat, and sinus infections. A couple of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Azmacort include eczema and glaucoma. Also let your healthcare provider know if you have not had chickenpox or the measles.
(Click Azmacort for more information on how Azmacort works, when and how to take the medication, and important precautions and warnings to be aware of before starting the drug. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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