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Drug Information

What is Triamcinolone Acetonide used for?

Triamcinolone Acetonide tablet is used for the treatment of conditions, such as allergic conditions, ulcerative colitis, skin disorders, arthritis, psoriasis and lupus.

Triamcinolone Acetonide topical is used in the treatment of skin diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies and skin rash.

Triamcinolone Acetonide nasal spray is used in the treatment of seasonal or perennial nasal symptoms, such as stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy nose, itchy eyes and sneezing.

Triamcinolone Acetonide mouth paint is used to provide relief from mouth sores caused due to injury.

Triamcinolone Acetonide injection is for the treatment of allergic disorders, arthritis, blood disorders, breathing disorders, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal diseases and skin diseases.

Triamcinolone Acetonide may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Triamcinolone Acetonide work?

Triamcinolone Acetonide belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. This drug acts by inhibiting arachidonic acid, which controls the biosynthesis of inflammatory mediators. Thus, it results in decreased inflammation in the affected area.

How to use Triamcinolone Acetonide?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Triamcinolone Acetonide as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide injection must be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment ,gelandpaintform of the drug must be applied as a thin layer on a clean surface.
  • Gently insert the tip of Triamcinolone Acetonide nasal spray into one nostril, squeeze the bottle and breathe in deeply.
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide mouth paint must be applied gently in the mouth with a cotton swab. Make sure not to eat or swallow anything at least for 10 minutes after the application of mouth paint.

If you miss a dose of Triamcinolone Acetonide, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Drugs that interact with Triamcinolone Acetonide tablet include the following:

  • Adalimumab
  • Atazanavir
  • Bupropion
  • Clarithromycin
  • Infliximab
  • Itraconazole
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ritonavir
  • Rotavirus vaccine
  • Thalidomide

Drugs that interact with Triamcinolone Acetonide topical/mouth paint include the following:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Prednisone

Drugs that interact with Triamcinolone Acetonide injection include the following:

  • Aldesleukin
  • Aspirin
  • Celecoxib
  • Clopidogrel
  • Ibuprofen
  • Mifepristone
  • Phenobarbital
  • Rifampin
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide?

The following are the most common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide tablet :

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Mental depression
  • Nervousness
  • Mood changes
  • Unusual weight gain

The following are the most common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide topical :

  • Burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Dryness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Hair bumps

The following are the most common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide nasal spray :

  • Dryness of throat/nose
  • Nose irritation
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Nosebleeds
  • Unpleasant taste/smell

The following are the most common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide mouth paint :

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Mouth irritation
  • Dryness
  • Redness

The following are the most common side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide injection :

  • Redness/pain at the injection site
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Menstrual period changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual weight gain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Triamcinolone Acetonide?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Triamcinolone Acetonide or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Triamcinolone Acetonide if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not use Triamcinolone Acetonide topical over the cuts, wounds or bruises.
  • Avoid contact with the infected people as Triamcinolone Acetonide decreases immunity.
  • Avoid blowing your nose at least for 15 minutes after using Triamcinolone Acetonide nasal spray.

You are advised not to use Triamcinolone Acetonide if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Triamcinolone Acetonide?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any scheduled surgery.
  • Tell your doctor if you are recently ill or infected.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about Triamcinolone Acetonide

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using Triamcinolone Acetonide injection?
  2. Yes, it is advised to monitor for laboratory tests, such as blood sugar levels, adrenal gland function test while using Triamcinolone Acetonide.

  3. What are the contraindications of Triamcinolone Acetonide injection?
  4. Triamcinolone Acetonide is contraindicated with thin, fragile skin, decreased function of the adrenal gland, and small red skin lesions caused by dilation of blood vessels.

  5. Can I receive any vaccines while using Triamcinolone Acetonide injection?
  6. No, it is not advised to receive any vaccines while using Triamcinolone Acetonide. Please consult your doctor.

  7. Can I use Triamcinolone Acetonide topical to treat ringworm?
  8. No, Triamcinolone Acetonide is contraindicated in fungal infections, such as ringworm. Please consult your doctor.

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