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Triamcinolone Cream

Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Cream USP, 0.1%

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents. The steroids in this class include Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) . Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is designated chemically as 9-Fluoro-11β,16α,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone. With the molecular formula of C24H31FO6 and a molecular weight of 434.51. The structural formula is:

Triamcinolone Acetonide structural formula illustration

Each gram of Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) Cream USP, 0.1% contains 1 mg Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) in a cream base consisting of cetyl alcohol, glyceryl monostearate, cetyl esters wax, isopropyl palmitate, polysorbate-60, polysorbate-80, propylene glycol and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing triamcinolone topical through your skin or gums:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • mood changes;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • feeling tired.

Less serious side effects may...

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What are the precautions when taking triamcinolone acetonide cream (Triamcinolone Cream)?

Before using triamcinolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, immune system problems.

Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.

Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/11/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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