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Triamcinolone Cream Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is a topical corticosteroid. Triamcinolone Acetonide is available as a generic drug (termed triamcinolone). Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is prescribed to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness. Some common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream include skin redness, burning, itching, irritation, excessive dryness, peeling, thinning of your skin, blistering skin, stretch marks, and acne.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is available in 0.1% strengths in 15, 30 and 80 g tubes and is applied two to four times a day, depending on the doctor's prescription. After Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is applied, the affected area should not be covered unless directed by a doctor. Drug interactions may occur with certain cancer chemotherapy agents and other topical medications. Warnings may apply to individuals who have infections, certain eye conditions, circulatory disorders, or immune disorders. Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream is generally avoided during pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding. In cases where the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks, Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream may be used with extreme caution in pregnant or women who are breastfeeding. Caution is advised when using the drug in pediatric patients as they have a greater susceptibility to corticosteroid-induced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression and Cushing's syndrome.
Our Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
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Triamcinolone Cream in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Triamcinolone Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream)
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Triamcinolone Cream Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor promptly if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, greatly increased hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).
Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation do not improve.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Triamcinolone Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream)
What is Prescribing information?
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Triamcinolone Cream FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:
Allergic contact dermatitis
| Maceration of the skin
Skin atrophy Striae
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Triamcinolone Cream (Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream)
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