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Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment)
Ointment USP, 0.025%, 0.1%
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) Ointment USP contains Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) [Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 9-fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(1-methylethylidene)bis-(oxy)]-, (11β,16α)-], with the molecular formula C24H31FO6 and molecular weight 434.50. CAS 76-25-5.
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) Ointment USP, 0.025% contains: 0.25 mg of triamcinolone acetonide per gram in a base containing white petrolatum and mineral oil.
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) Ointment USP, 0.1% contains: 1 mg triamcinolone acetonide per gram in a base containing white petrolatum and mineral oil.
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...
What are the precautions when taking triamcinolone acetonide ointment (Triamcinolone Ointment)?
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...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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