Nizoral vs. Triamcinolone Cream

Are Nizoral and Triamcinolone Cream the Same Thing?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

Triamcinolone acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is prescribed to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness.

Nizoral and triamcinolone cream belong to different drug classes. Nizoral is an antifungal medication and triamcinolone cream is a topical corticosteroid.

Side effects of Nizoral and triamcinolone cream that are similar include skin itching.

Side effects of Nizoral that are different from triamcinolone cream include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, skin rash, headache, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

Side effects of triamcinolone cream that are different from Nizoral include skin redness, burning, irritation, excessive dryness, peeling, thinning of your skin, blistering skin, stretch marks, and acne.

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV/AIDS.

Triamcinolone cream may interact with certain cancer chemotherapy drugs, other topical medicaitons, and skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or skin cleansers, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nizoral?

Common side effects of Nizoral include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • breast swelling,
  • impotence, or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Nizoral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone Cream?

Common side effects of Triamcinolone Cream include:

  • skin redness,
  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • excessive dryness,
  • peeling,
  • thinning of your skin,
  • blistering skin,
  • stretch marks, and
  • acne.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of triamcinolone acetonide cream including:

  • blurred vision,
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • uneven heartbeats,
  • mood changes,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • weight gain,
  • puffiness in your face, or
  • feeling tired.

What Is Nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal agent indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

What Is Triamcinolone Cream?

Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness. Triamcinolone acetonide cream is available as a generic drug.

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What Drugs Interact With Nizoral?

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone Cream?

Because triamcinolone acetonide cream and Celestone are administered differently, they are absorbed by the body differently and have different drug interactions.

Triamcinolone acetonide cream may interact with other topical medications.

How Should Nizoral Be Taken?

The recommended adult starting dose of Nizoral tablets is a single daily administration of 200 mg (one tablet).

How Should Triamcinolone Cream Be Taken?

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.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Nizoral Product Information

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf

Dailymed. Kenalog Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a4cba0e2-d280-419f-819b-b0104b031468

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