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Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Overdose

It is possible to use too much triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog cream). With this drug, an overdose is more likely to occur when large doses are used for an extended period of time. In some cases, this may lead to Cushing's syndrome, a group of symptoms caused by long-term use of steroids. Overdose treatment will likely involve supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.

Can You Use Too Much Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog® cream) is a prescription skin medication used to treat itching and inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much triamcinolone acetonide cream. However, serious problems are most likely to occur when large doses are used over a prolonged period of time.

Effects of an Overdose

Long-term use of high doses of this medicine can cause Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids). Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
  • A rounded face
  • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the extremities)
  • High blood sugar levels.
Applying large amounts of triamcinolone acetonide cream for long periods of time may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses of triamcinolone acetonide cream may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again. If you realize that you have been using this cream for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using it.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Information

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