TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. This medicine is used to treat allergies, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, and many other conditions.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with milk or food to avoid stomach upset. For best results, take this medicine at or about 8:00 in the morning. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. You may need to gradually reduce the dose.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
black, tarry stools
change in vision
confusion, depression, excitement, mood swings
fever, infection, sores that do not heal
frequent passing of urine
high blood pressure
pain in back, hips, shoulders, ribs
rounding of face
swelling of feet, hands
unusual bruising or red pinpoint spots on the skin
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body
upset stomach, nausea
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
other steroid medicines
vaccines and other immunization products
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
previous heart attack
stomach or intestine disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name, the type and dose of medicine, and your doctor's name and address.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor.
Do not come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.