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Triamcinolone Cream vs. DesOwen

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Are Triamcinolone Cream and DesOwen the Same Thing?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream and DesOwen (desonide) are topical corticosteroids used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Brand names for triamcinolone acetonide cream include Cinolar, Kenalog, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Trianex, and Triderm.

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 Are Possible Side Effects of DesOwen?

Common side effects of DesOwen include:

  • fluid retention,
  • weight gain,
  • high blood pressure,
  • potassium loss,
  • headache,
  • muscle weakness,
  • puffiness of the face,
  • hair growth on the face,
  • thinning and easy bruising of the skin,
  • glaucoma,
  • cataracts,
  • peptic ulcers,
  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia),
  • irregular menstrual periods,
  • growth retardation in children,
  • convulsions,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • heartburn,
  • dizziness,
  • trouble sleeping,
  • appetite changes,
  • increased sweating,
  • acne,
  • psychiatric disturbances, and
  • injection site reactions (pain, redness, or swelling).

What is Triamcinolone Cream?

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

What is DesOwen?

DesOwen (methylprednisolone) is a synthetic corticosteroid used for severe or incapacitating allergic conditions, dermatologic diseases, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, rheumatic disorders, and several other conditions.

What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone Cream?

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.

What Drugs Interact With DesOwen?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied DesOwen. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you are taking. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor..

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.

How Should DesOwen Be Taken?

DesOwen cream, ointment or lotion should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Shake lotion well before using.

Reviewed on 9/12/2018


DailyMed. Triamcinolone Cream Product Information.

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