- Are Triamcinolone and Lidex the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lidex?
- What is Triamcinolone?
- What is Lidex?
- What Drugs Interact with Triamcinolone?
- What Drugs Interact with Lidex?
- How Should Triamcinolone Be Taken?
- How Should Lidex Be Taken?
Are Triamcinolone and Lidex the Same Thing?
Triamcinolone acetonide cream and Lidex (fluocinonide) are topical (for the skin) corticosteroids used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone?
Common side effects of Triamcinolone include:
- skin redness,
- excessive dryness,
- thinning of your skin,
- blistering skin,
- stretch marks, and
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 Lidex?
Common side effects of Lidex include:
- skin burning,
- peeling or dryness;
- stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- thinning or softening of your skin,
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
- swollen hair follicles,
- changes in color of treated skin,
- crusting of treated skin, or
- stretch marks.
Skin infections can become worse when Lidex is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.
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 Lidex?
Lidex (fluocinonide) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone?
Because triamcinolone acetonide cream and Lidex 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 Lidex?
Many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy Lidex should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin.
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 Lidex Be Taken?
Lidex Cream 0.05% is applied to the affected area as a thin film two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Lidex.
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