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Triamcinolone 0.1% Cream – Generic Kenalog 15gm

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Uses For triamcinolone

Triamcinolone topical is used to help relieve redness,
itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin
conditions. triamcinolone is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or

triamcinolone is available only with your doctor’s

Before Using triamcinolone

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the
medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and
your doctor will make. For triamcinolone, the following should be considered:


Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic
reaction to triamcinolone or any other medicines. Also tell your health care
professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods,
dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label
or package ingredients carefully.


Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated
pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of triamcinolone
topical in the pediatric population. However, because of triamcinolone’s
toxicity, it should be used with caution. Children may absorb large amounts
through the skin, which can cause serious side effects. If your
is using triamcinolone, follow your doctor’s instructions very


No information is available on the relationship
of age to the effects of triamcinolone topical in geriatric patients.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at
all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an
interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the
dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional
if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
[OTC]) medicine.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of
food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol
or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss
with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol,
or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of
triamcinolone. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical
problems, especially:

  • Cushing’s syndrome (adrenal gland disorder) or
  • Diabetes or
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or
  • Intracranial hypertension (increased pressure in the
    head)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Infection of the skin at or near the place of application

  • Large sores, broken skin, or severe skin injury at the
    place of application—The chance of side effects may be increased.


Proper Use of triamcinolone

It is very important that you use
triamcinolone only as directed by your doctor
. Do not use more of it, do not
use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.

triamcinolone is for use on the skin only.
Do not get it in your eyes. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes,
or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.

If you or your child are using the spray
form on or near the face,
protect your nose to avoid breathing it in and make sure that your eyes are

triamcinolone should only be used for skin conditions that
your doctor is treating. Check with your doctor before using
it for other conditions, especially if you think that a skin infection may be
. triamcinolone should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin
infections or conditions, such as severe burns.

To use:

  • Wash your hands with soap
    and water before and after using triamcinolone.

  • Apply a thin layer of triamcinolone to the affected area
    of the skin. Rub it in gently.

  • Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated
    unless directed to do so by your doctor.

  • If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an
    infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers
    or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor.

  • If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight
    covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply
    it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through
    your skin, so use them only as directed. If you have any questions about
    this, check with your doctor.


The dose of triamcinolone will be different for different
patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The
following information includes only the average doses of triamcinolone. If your
dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength
of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed
between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the
medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For redness, itching, and swelling of the skin:
    • For topical dosage forms (cream, lotion, and

      • Adults—Apply to the affected area of the skin
        two to four times per day.

      • Children—Apply to the affected area of the skin
        two to four times per day.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of triamcinolone, apply it as soon as
possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose
and go back to your regular dosing schedule.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature,
away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from

Store the canister at room temperature, away from heat and
direct light. Do not freeze. Do not keep triamcinolone inside a car where it
could be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Do not poke holes in the canister or
throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of
any medicine you do not use.


Precautions While Using triamcinolone

It is very important that your doctor
check the progress of you or your child at regular visits
for any unwanted
effects that may be caused by triamcinolone.

If your or your child’s symptoms do not improve within a few
days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Using too much of triamcinolone or using it for a long time
may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater for
children and patients who use large amounts for a long time. Talk to your doctor
right away if you or your child have more than one of these symptoms while you
are using triamcinolone: blurred vision; dizziness or fainting; a fast,
irregular, or pounding heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; irritability;
or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Stop using triamcinolone and check with your doctor right
away if you or your child have a skin rash, burning, stinging, swelling, or
irritation on the skin.

Do not use cosmetics or other skin
products on the treated areas.


triamcinolone Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some
unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do
occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if
any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the

  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of
    the skin

  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when
    used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical
attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts
to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you
about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your
health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are
bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red

  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the
    root of the hair

  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms,
    and legs

  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or

  • softening of the skin

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