Triamcinolone (trade names Aristocort, Kenacort, Tri-Nasal, Triaderm, Azmacort, Trilone, Volon A, Tristoject, and Tricortone) is a long-acting synthetic corticosteroid given orally, by injection, inhalation, or as a topical ointment or cream.
HOW TO USE: Do not apply this medication in the eyes or on the skin. It is to be used only inside the mouth. Dab or press (do not rub) a small amount of paste onto the area to be treated until the paste sticks and a smooth, slippery film develops. A cotton swab may be used to apply the paste. Do not attempt to spread or rub the paste in. This will only cause it to become crumbly, grainy, or gritty.Apply to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily after meals or at bedtime as directed by your doctor or dentist.The treated area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless your doctor or dentist directs you to do so. Mouth infections may worsen while you are using this medication. Inform the prescribing doctor or dentist if your condition persists or worsens after 7-14 days of treatment.
Different triamcinolone salts are available, including acetonide, benetonide, furetonide, hexacetonide and diacetate.
Triamcinolone acetonide is a more potent type of triamcinolone, being about eight times as effective as prednisone.
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.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor, dentist, or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.