Triamcinolone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids.
Triamcinolone is a medium-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Triamcinolone works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Triamcinolone is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.
Triamcinolone comes in the form of a lotion, cream, or ointment.
The FDA-approved label for Triamcinolone lists common side effects including burning, itching, redness, irritation, dryness, papular (raised) rashes, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, stretch marks, and thickening of the skin.
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include glaucoma, high blood sugar, and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Triamcinolone Cream – RxList
Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association