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Triamcinolone Lotion Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone Lotion)?
- 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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using triamcinolone topical?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to triamcinolone.
To make sure you can safely use triamcinolone topical, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- any skin infection, especially tuberculosis infection of the skin;
- chicken pox or herpes infection (including cold sores);
- diabetes; or
- a stomach ulcer.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether triamcinolone topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether triamcinolone topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of triamcinolone topical.
How should I use triamcinolone topical?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Triamcinolone topical will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.
Wash your hands before and after each application, unless you are using triamcinolone topical to treat a hand condition.
Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin.
Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes or mouth, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.
If you are using the dental paste, apply the medication in a thin layer, just enough to cover the mouth ulcer. The paste may stick better if you dry the mouth ulcer before applying the medication.
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.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication for several days. It is important to use triamcinolone topical regularly to get the most benefit.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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