TRIAMCINOLONE

Triamcinolone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

This medication is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It is also used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other purposes to be determined by your doctor.

Cautions in using Triamcinolone:

  • Avoid prolonged use on the face, in the genital or rectal areas, and in skin creases and armpits unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • If you are using triamcinolone on your face, keep it out of your eyes.
  • Do not use it together with cosmetics or other skin preparations on the treated area without talking with your doctor.
  • If you are using Triamcinolone on a child’s diaper area, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants because it may increase side effects.

Common side effects may include:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness

Notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly if any of these effects persist or worsen.

Serious side effects may include:

  • Stretch Marks
  • Skin Thinning/Discoloration

  • Acne

  • Greatly Increased Hair Growth

  • Hair Bumps (Folliculitis)

  • Skin Infections

Rare side effects may include:

  • Symptoms of Corticosteroid (unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems)
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (rash; itching/swelling especially of the face, tongue, throat; severe dizziness; trouble breathing)

Precautions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor:

  • If you are allergic to triamcinolone, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.
  • Your medical history and condition especially of:
    • Liver Disease (Such As Cirrhosis)
    • Kidney Disease
    • A Thyroid Disorder
    • Diabetes
    • A History of Malaria
    • Tuberculosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • A Muscle Disorder such as Myasthenia Gravis
    • Glaucoma or Cataracts
    • Herpes Infection of the Eyes
    • Stomach Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, or Diverticulitis
    • Depression or Mental Illness
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • High Blood Pressure
  • Any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks. Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist all prescription and non-prescription or herbal products you are using especially of:

  • Corticosteroids Taken by Mouth (e.g., Prednisone)
  • Drugs that Suppress the Immune System (e.g., Cyclosporine)

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

 

Available brand/s:

  • Nizolex
  • Nyscomb
  • Pevisone
  • Shincort
  • Tricin

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