Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 2/9/2022
Trianex Side Effects Center

What Is Trianex?

Trianex 0.05% (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) is a topical corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.

What Are Side Effects of Trianex?

Common side effects of Trianex include:

  • burning
  • itching
  • irritation
  • dryness
  • hair bumps
  • excess hair growth
  • acne
  • changes in skin color
  • rash around the mouth
  • allergic contact dermatitis
  • skin breakdown
  • secondary infection
  • skin thinning
  • stretch marks
  • rash and
  • itching

Dosage for Trianex

A dose of Trianex 0.05% is generally applied to the affected area as a thin film from two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Trianex?

Trianex may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Trianex During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Trianex 0.05% should only be used during pregnancy if prescribed. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy in large amounts or for prolonged periods of time. Systemically administered corticosteroids pass into breast milk. It is unknown if topical corticosteroids such as Trianex 0.05% pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Trianex 0.05% (triamcinolone acetonide ointment) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin or gums--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects such as growth delay, headaches, or pain behind the eyes. A baby using this medicine may have a bulging soft spot (the top of the head where the skull hasn't yet grown together).

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, dryness, or other irritation of treated skin;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • redness or itching around your mouth;
  • allergic skin reaction;
  • stretch marks;
  • acne, increased body hair growth;
  • thinning skin or discoloration; or
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by covering treated skin with a tight bandage or other covering).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Trianex (Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment)


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The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

Acneiform eruptions
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis
Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Trianex (Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment)

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