Last update April 2, 2024

Triamcinolone Inhaled

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Corticosteroid with main glucocorticoid action and moderate anti-inflammatory effect, slightly superior to prednisolone. Indicated for inhaled use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract: bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, etc. 

This comment is about inhaled Triamcinolone. For systemic, intra-articular, epidural, ophthalmologic or dermatologic use, see corresponding data sheets (Triamcinolone systemic, Triamcinolone topical use). 

At the date of last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk. 

After inhaled administration, bioavailability is 25% (Argenti 1999) and the plasma levels reached are clinically insignificant. (Zaborny 1992)

There is consensus among experts that, in general, neither systemic nor inhaled corticosteroids pose a contraindication to breastfeeding. (Middleton 2020, National Asthma Education 2004)

Corticosteroids are commonly used in pediatrics and have no side effects when used alone or in short courses.

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We do not have alternatives for Triamcinolone Inhaled since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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Other names

Triamcinolone Inhaled in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Triamcinolone Inhaled in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 25 - 30 %
Molecular weight 394 daltons
Protein Binding 68 %
VD 1.4 l/Kg
pKa 13.4 -
1.5 hours


  1. Middleton PG, Gade EJ, Aguilera C, MacKillop L, Button BM, Coleman C, Johnson B, Albrechtsen C, Edenborough F, Rigau D, Gibson PG, Backer V. ERS/TSANZ Task Force Statement on the management of reproduction and pregnancy in women with airways diseases. Eur Respir J. 2020 Feb 6;55(2). pii: 1901208. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57. None 2004 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Argenti D, Shah B, Heald D. A pharmacokinetic study to evaluate the absolute bioavailability of triamcinolone acetonide following inhalation administration. J Clin Pharmacol. 1999 Abstract
  4. Zaborny BA, Lukacsko P, Barinov-Colligon I, Ziemniak JA. Inhaled corticosteroids in asthma: a dose-proportionality study with triamcinolone acetonide aerosol. J Clin Pharmacol. 1992 Abstract

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