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What You Need to Know About Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

What If I Forget a Dose?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.

How Does It Work?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream belongs to a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Triamcinolone acetonide cream works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

When and How to Use Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with triamcinolone acetonide cream include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two to four times daily.
  • Apply the cream sparingly and rub it into the skin gently.
  • If your healthcare provider recommends that you do so, you may apply a dressing over the cream. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation for which type of dressing to use.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Storage Information

Triamcinolone acetonide cream should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Is There a Generic Version?

Generic versions of triamcinolone acetonide cream are available (see Generic Kenalog Cream).

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Information

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