Triamcinolone vs. Celestone

Are Triamcinolone and Celestone the Same Thing?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream and Celestone (betamethasone) are corticosteroids used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness.

Celestone is also used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders, and more.

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

A difference is that triamcinolone acetonide is a topical (for the skin) medication, and Celestone is a systemic medication taken orally.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone?

Common side effects of Triamcinolone 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:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Celestone?

Common side effects of Celestone include:

What Is Triamcinolone?

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.

What Is Celestone?

Celestone (betamethasone) is corticosteroid used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders and more.

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What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone?

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.

What Drugs Interact With Celestone?

Celestone may interact with aspirin (taken on a daily basis or at high doses), diuretics (water pills), blood thinners, cyclosporine, ketoconazole, oral insulin or diabetes medications, rifampin, or seizure medications.

How Should Triamcinolone 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.

How Should Celestone Be Taken?

Dosage of betamethasone may vary from 0.6 mg to 7.2 mg per day depending on the condition being treated. Tell your doctor if you are taking medications such as aspirin, diuretics blood thinners, seizure medicine or insulin as these and other medications can interact with betamethasone. Betamethasone and other steroid medication can weaken your immune system. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided.

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References

RxList. Triamcinolone Cream Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/triamcinolone-cream-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Celestone.
https://www.rxlist.com/celestone-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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