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Triamcinolone Ointment Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) (Brand Names: Cinolar, Kenalog, Triderm) topical is used to treat inflammation caused by conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form is used to treat mouth ulcers. It is a topical (for the skin) corticosteroid. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning, itching, irritation, or dryness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
Apply to the affected area as a thin film in the following doses: Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment, 0.025% two to four times daily; Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment, 0.1% two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied triamcinolone. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, triamcinolone should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Other medications in this class pass into breast milk when taken orally. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) 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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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.
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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.
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Triamcinolone Ointment 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: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.
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