A healthcare provider may prescribe triamcinolone to treat various conditions, such as asthma attacks, allergies, arthritis, and various skin conditions (like eczema and psoriasis). The medication comes in several forms, including an inhaler, a nasal spray, an injection, a dental paste, and as a cream, ointment, or spray. Some possible side effects of triamcinolone can include headaches, a sore throat, and coughing.
What Is Triamcinolone?Triamcinolone is a prescription medication used to treat various conditions. It is part of a group of medications known as corticosteroids, or "steroids" for short. One triamcinolone product (the nasal spray) is available without a prescription.
Triamcinolone ProductsThere are several different triamcinolone products:
- Triamcinolone inhaler (Azmacort®)
- Triamcinolone nasal spray (Nasacort® AQ, Nasacort® Allergy 24HR)
- Triamcinolone injection (Amcort®, Aristospan®, Cinolone®, Clinacort™, Clinalog™, Cortilone™, Cortinide™, Kenalog®, Robalog™, Sano Log™, TAC®-3)
- Triamcinolone cream or ointment (Cinalog™, Triderm®)
- Triamcinolone dental paste or cream (Delta Tritex™)
- Triamcinolone spray (Kenalog® Spray).
What Is It Used For?Inhaled triamcinolone is used to treat asthma, while triamcinolone nasal spray is used to treat allergic rhinitis (irritated, stuffy, or runny nose due to allergies). The triamcinolone injection is used to treat the following conditions:
- Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
The triamcinolone cream, ointment, and spray are used to treat various skin conditions, including (but not limited to):
Triamcinolone dental paste or cream is used to treat certain mouth sores.