Triamcinolone is used to treat several different medical conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, allergies, ulcerative colitis, lupus, sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, ocular inflammation, Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis, visualization during vitrectomy and the prevention of asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack once it has already begun. It has also been used off-label for macular degeneration.
Triamcinolone is used to alleviate infection-induced eczema in fungal skin infections in the combination drug of econazole/triamcinolone.
Different triamcinolone derivatives are available, including acetonide, benetonide, furetonide, hexacetonide and diacetate.
Side effects of triamcinolone include sore throat, nosebleeds, increased coughing, headache, and runny nose. White patches in the throat or nose indicate a serious side effect. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itch, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. An additional side effect for women is a prolonged menstrual cycle.
Trade names for triamcinolone include Aristocort, Kenacort, Kenalog, Tricort, Triaderm, Azmacort, Trilone, Volon A, Tristoject, Tricortone and Ratio-Triacomb.
- Triamcinolone Topical | MedlinePlus
- Triamcinolone (Topical Application Route) | MayoClinic