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Triamcinolone vs. Diprolene

Are Triamcinolone and Diprolene the Same Thing?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment and Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) are topical (for the skin) corticosteroids used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

The dental paste form of triamcinolone acetonide is used to treat mouth ulcers.

Brand names for triamcinolone acetonide ointment include Cinolar, Kenalog, and Triderm.

Side effects of triamcinolone acetonide ointment and Diprolene are similar and include application site reactions (skin redness, burning, itching, irritation, peeling, blistering, dryness), thinning skin, and stretch marks.

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment may interact with skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or skin cleansers, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

Diprolene may interact with topical anthralin.

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 Diprolene?

Common side effects of Diprolene include:

  • skin redness,
  • burning,
  • itching,
  • peeling,
  • irritation, and
  • dryness at the application area

Other side effects of Diprolene AF include thinning of your skin, blistering skin, or stretch marks.

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 Diprolene?

Diprolene AF (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) Cream 0.05% is a high-potency corticosteroid used to relieve inflammation and itchiness due to a skin disease caused by a reaction to other corticosteroids.

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What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone?

Because triamcinolone acetonide cream and Diprolene 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 Diprolene?

Prednisone and cyclosporine may interact with Diprolene AF. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not use Diprolene AF if you have an infection or sore on the affected area. Before using Diprolene AF tell your doctor if you have poor blood circulation, immune system problems, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis.

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 Diprolene Be Taken?

Recommended dosage of Diprolene AF is a thin layer applied to the affected area once or twice a day.

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Reviewed on 6/20/2019
References
SOURCE:

FDA. Kenalog Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/pre96/011601s036lbl.pdf

Merck. Diprolene Product Information.

https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/d/diprolene_af_cream/diprolene_cream_pi.pdf
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