- Are Triamcinolone and Temovate the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Triamcinolone?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Temovate?
- What is Triamcinolone?
- What is Temovate?
- What Drugs Interact with Triamcinolone?
- What Drugs Interact with Temovate?
- How Should Triamcinolone Be Taken?
- How Should Temovate Be Taken?
Are Triamcinolone and Temovate the Same Thing?
Triamcinolone acetonide cream and Temovate (clobetasol propionate) 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 Temovate?
Common side effects of Temovate include:
- redness, or
- rash at the application site when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to Temovate.
Other side effects of Temovate include:
- dry or cracking skin,
- thinning or softening of your skin,
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
- swollen hair follicles,
- temporary hair loss,
- spider veins,
- changes in color of treated skin,
- crusting of treated skin,
- extreme/unwanted hair growth,
- "hair bumps" (folliculitis), 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 Temovate?
Temovate (clobetasol propionate) 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. Temovate is available in generic form.
What Drugs Interact With Triamcinolone?
Because triamcinolone acetonide cream and Temovate 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 Temovate?
Temovate may interact with other topical medications.
Temovate may also interact with corticosteroids taken by mouth or drugs that lower the immune system.
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 Temovate Be Taken?
Temovate Cream or Ointment is applied topically (on the skin) to the affected areas twice daily. Treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks and amounts greater than 50 g/week should not be used. Temovate may interact with corticosteroids taken by mouth or drugs that lower the immune system. Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking. During pregnancy, Temovate should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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