The reference site for Triamcinolone

Triamcinolone is an intermediate-acting synthetic glucocorticoid given orally, by injection, by inhalation, or as a topical ointment or cream.

WHAT IS Triamcinolone?

This new site is dedicated exclusively to triamcinolone.

It provides you with the most extensive product information and up-to-date resources regarding this medication, including related news articles, medical studies, an image library and all the necessary information on dosage and side effects.

Whether you are an average consumer or a pharma industry professional, you can now find out everything you need to know about triamcinolone, as well as take part in our open discussion forum by sharing your own knowledge and experiences with people who are using this medication.

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Brand Name(s): Kenalog; Acetocot; Aristocort; Nasacort; Aristopak; Aristospan Injection; Clinacort; Clinalog; Kenaject-40; TAC; Triamonide 40; Trilone; Tristoject; Trilog; Tramacort-D
CAS nº: 124-94-7
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Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to triamcinolone and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

In 2004, Aventis announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nasacort HFA Nasal Aerosol® (triamcinolone acetonide) for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children age 6 and older.

Nasacort HFA Nasal Aerosol® is the first intranasal corticosteroid dry-aerosol formulation approved in the U.S. that contains hydrofluoroalkane (HFA), rather than chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Why is this medication prescribed?

Triamcinolone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It is often used to replace this chemical when your body does not make enough of it.

It relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis, skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis), severe allergies, and asthma.

Triamcinolone also is used to treat certain types of cancer.

Other uses for this medicine

Triamcinolone is also used to treat some autoimmune diseases, which are caused by the immune system attacking the body’s own tissues.

Triamcinolone also decreases the numbers of white blood cells circulating in the blood. This is useful for the treatment of certain types of leukaemia, where there is an abnormally large production of certain white blood cells.

However, it is important that you talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your particular condition.

Dosage and using this medicine

Use triamcinolone exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.

Triamcinolone may be used orally (by mouth) or by injection into the joint, skin, muscle, or other tissue. If you are injecting the medication at home, your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will give you specific instructions on how and where it should be injected. Do not administer an injection if you are unsure how to properly give the injection, how much to inject, or how often to inject the medication. Call your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to go over the instructions with you.

Take each oral triamcinolone dose with a full glass of water, milk or food to lessen stomach upset.

Measure the oral liquid with the dropper provided or with a special measuring spoon, dropper, or cup. Ask your pharmacist for a dose-measuring device if you do not have one.

If you are taking one dose daily, take that dose before 9 a.m. if possible, to follow the body’s natural cycle. If you take more than one dose daily, space the doses evenly throughout the day as directed by your doctor.

Do not inject any form of triamcinolone that is discolored or that has particles in it.

What special precautions should I follow?


Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to triamcinolone, aspirin, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any other drugs.

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) such as warfarin (Coumadin®), arthritis medications, aspirin, cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), digoxin (Lanoxin®), diuretics (‘water pills’), estrogen (Premarin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), theophylline (Theo-Dur®), and vitamins.

If you have a fungal infection (other than on your skin), do not take triamcinolone without talking to your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver, kidney, intestinal, or heart disease; diabetes; an underactive thyroid gland; high blood pressure; mental illness; myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis; herpes eye infection; seizures; tuberculosis (TB); or ulcers.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking triamcinolone, call your doctor.

If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking triamcinolone.

Additionally, if you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Triamcinolone makes your stomach and intestines more susceptible to the irritating effects of alcohol, aspirin, and certain arthritis medications. This effect increases your risk of ulcers.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you take one oral dose daily, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you don’t remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and take only the regular daily dose.

If you take more than one oral dose daily, you can either take the missed dose as soon as you remember, or you can take two doses (the one you missed plus the regularly scheduled dose) when it is time for the next dose.

If you take one oral dose every other day, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, then go back to your regular every-other-day schedule.

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of injectable triamcinolone.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Common side effects from using triamcinolone include:

allergic reaction
discoloration of skin

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

stomach upset
fatigue or dizziness
muscle weakness
problems with diabetes control
increased hunger or thirst

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
increased blood pressure (severe headache or blurred vision)
sudden weight gain (more than 5 pounds in a day or two)
pain, redness, or skin changes at the site of injection

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed and, should it be necessary, please talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

A single large dose of this medication is unlikely to cause symptoms or death. An overdose is more likely to be caused by a chronic overdose – large doses – used over a period of time.

In the case of an overdose, however, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

obesity (especially around the stomach)
a round face
increased hair growth (especially around the face)
increased blood pressure
swollen hands, feet, or ankles (fluid retention)
sore or weak muscles

Product Images


Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of triamcinolone that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Strength(s): 0.025%
Manufacturer: E. FOUGERA & CO.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: MORTON GROVE PH.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: Triamcinolone Acetonide
Manufacturer: TARO PHARM. USA

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: PERRIGO CO.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: PERRIGO CO.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: E. FOUGERA & CO.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: E. FOUGERA & CO.

Strength(s): 0.1%
Manufacturer: ALPHARMA US.

Strength(s): 0.5%
Manufacturer: E. FOUGERA & CO.

Strength(s): 0.5%
Manufacturer: PERRIGO CO.

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