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Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Side Effects

While many people tolerate triamcinolone acetonide cream well, side effects may occur and can include acne, dryness, and a burning sensation. In most cases, reactions to this medicine tend to be minor and easily treated. However, there are also some problems that are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including blood in the stool, severe fluid retention, or unexplained swelling.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

Just like any medicine, triamcinolone acetonide cream (Kenalog® cream) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with triamcinolone acetonide cream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of triamcinolone acetonide cream are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers, such as coughing up blood or blood in the stool
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream Information

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