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What You Need to Know About Triamcinolone

How Does It Work?

Triamcinolone is a medication that belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids, or steroids for short. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation, helping to relieve the pain or other symptoms of several conditions. Because corticosteroids can have serious side effects (especially when used over long periods of time), it is beneficial to use triamcinolone products only when needed (such as inhaled into the lungs for asthma or applied to the skin for a rash).

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular triamcinolone product
  • Your age
  • The severity of your condition
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Side Effects of Triamcinolone

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with this drug. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the inhalers include, but are not limited to:
Common side effects of the nasal spray include, but are not limited to:
  • A sore throat
  • A bloody nose
  • Coughing.
Common side effects of the injection include, but are not limited to:
  • Pain
  • Irritation near the injection site
  • Lightening or darkening of the skin near the injection site.
Common side effects of the cream, spray, or ointment include, but are not limited to:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness.
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