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Triamcinolone Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Cinolar, Kenalog, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Trianex, Triderm
Generic Name: triamcinolone topical (Pronunciation: trye am SIN oh lone)
- What is triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone Cream)?
- What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about triamcinolone topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone topical?
- How should I use triamcinolone topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using triamcinolone topical?
- What other drugs will affect triamcinolone topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What is triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone Cream)?
Triamcinolone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Triamcinolone topical is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form of triamcinolone is used to treat mouth ulcers.
Triamcinolone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical 0.025% Cr-PER
Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical 0.1% Oin-PER
Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical 0.5%-PER
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 include:
- skin redness, burning, itching, or peeling;
- thinning of your skin; or
- blistering skin; or
- stretch marks.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Triamcinolone Cream (triamcinolone acetonide cream) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about triamcinolone topical?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with triamcinolone topical can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of triamcinolone topical.
Triamcinolone topical will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication for several days.
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