This medicine treats many skin disorders, including eczema, dermatitis, allergic reactions, and rash. Triamcinolone treats these problems by reducing the swelling, itching, and redness that can arise from them. This drug is a corticosteroid that ranges from moderate to high potency. The effectiveness depends on the dosage and the form you take it in. Consult your pharmacy for information on the strength of your product.
How to apply a cream containing triamcinolone acetonide
Use this drug only topically on the region that is harmed. Unless your physician specifically instructs you to do so, you should avoid getting it on your face, in your groin, or under your arms.
Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Before administering the drug, carefully clean and dry the afflicted area. As advised by your physician, spread a thin layer of the medication over the affected area and gently rub it in. Every day, this should be done somewhere between twice and four times. If your doctor has not instructed you to do so, you should not cover, bandage, or wrap the region in question.
If you aren’t taking the medicine to treat your hands, wash them well after applying it. When administering this medication near the eyes, please don’t get any of it in your eyes because doing so could make glaucoma worse or even induce it. Also, ensure you don’t get this medication in your nose or mouth. If you accidentally get any medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth, thoroughly rinse those areas with lots of water.
Take this drug exactly as directed, only for your problem. Please do not use it for a more extended period than what is recommended.
If your problem continues or becomes worse, let your primary care doctor know.
You can feel burning, itching, irritation, or dryness while using this medication for the first time on your skin. These negative consequences are frequent. This adverse effect should disappear after a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Any of these adverse effects that persist or worsen should be reported to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine to you because they think it will have more positive effects on you than negative ones. Most people who use this medication say they don’t experience any severe side effects.
Suppose you have any significant adverse effects, including but not limited to stretch marks, skin thinning or discoloration, acne, significantly increased hair growth, or little red spots on the skin (folliculitis). In that case, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
The signs of a skin infection might worsen while using this medication. You should call your doctor if the redness, swelling, or irritation disappears.
The likelihood of this medication being absorbed via the skin and into the bloodstream is exceedingly low. As a consequence, taking too many corticosteroids may have unfavorable side effects. Younger people, those who have taken this medication for a prolonged time, or those who have applied it to large areas of the skin’s surface are more prone to these side effects. Immediately contact your doctor if any of the following side effects occur: Possible side effects include unexpected or excessive tiredness, weight loss, headaches, ankle and foot edema, increased urination, increased thirst, and problems with vision.
Relatively severe allergic reactions to this medication are relatively uncommon. However, you should seek emergency medical assistance if you notice signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as a rash, itching, or swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or neck), extreme dizziness, or trouble breathing.
This is by no means a complete list of possible negative consequences. If you have any adverse effects not included here, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Please see your healthcare physician if you have any adverse effects in the United States. To report any adverse effects, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Please get in touch with your healthcare physician in Canada if you have any adverse effects. Call 1-866-234-2345 to reach Health Canada to report any adverse effects.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to triamcinolone, corticosteroids (including hydrocortisone and prednisone), or other drugs. Allergies and different reactions to the product’s inactive components are possible. Get the facts from your local pharmacist.
Before starting this medicine, you should discuss any preexisting medical conditions, notably low blood pressure or immune system issues, with your doctor or pharmacist.
If the treatment region already has an infection or sore, you shouldn’t use it.
Rarely, prolonged or extensive use of corticosteroid drugs can impair the body’s ability to respond to physical stress. Tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this drug or have used it within the past few months before undergoing surgery or emergency treatment or if you have an accident or significant sickness.
Long-term usage of this medicine may temporarily stunt a child’s growth, but this is rare. Your child’s height should be tested regularly by the doctor.
It is recommended that this drug be used sparingly during or during pregnancy. Have a discussion with your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages.
It is unknown if this medicine penetrates the skin and enters breast milk. When administered orally, other drugs in this class also enter breast milk. Before starting to breastfeed, you should see a doctor.
Drug interactions might alter how your drugs work or raise the possibility of significant side effects. This document may not cover all medication interactions. Keep a list of everything you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications, and provide it to your primary care doctor and pharmacist. Never stop taking a medication, adjust the dosage, or start a new one without first seeing your doctor.
If you take this medicine, it might have harmful effects. Call 911 immediately if you think someone has overdosed and they are exhibiting risky signs like passing out or having trouble breathing. In all other cases, you must directly contact a poison control center. To get to the regional poison control center in the United States, dial 1-800-222-1222. Canadian citizens may call their local poison control facility.
You mustn’t provide this medication to anyone else.
This drug was explicitly given to you to assist with your current condition. Do not take it if your doctor has not specifically directed you to do so to treat potential skin problems. In such circumstances, you could need a different drug.
While taking this medicine, you may be subjected to a battery of laboratory and medical tests (including an evaluation of your adrenal glands’ function). This is especially true if you have been taking the drug for an extended period or applied it to significant body regions. Don’t forget to show up for all of your lab and medical visits. For further information, speak with your doctor.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you recall. If the time for the next dose is approaching, you should omit the dose you missed. Utilize the subsequent amount at the scheduled time. Doubling the amount is not necessary to catch up.
Keep the storage area at a constant temperature. Prevent freezing. Keep children, animals, and any other people away from any medications.
Without a doctor’s specific permission, you shouldn’t flush or spill drugs down the toilet. If this product is no longer needed or has expired, properly dispose of it. Speak to your neighborhood pharmacy or the junk removal firm.