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Triamcinolone is a custom pharmacy drug classified in the family of drugs known as corticosteroids. Triamcinolone is often given to treat the nagging symptoms of a myriad of skin conditions such as psoriasis, etc. Symptoms that may be relieved with the use of triamcinolone are as follows: dryness, crusting, scaling, itching, redness, inflammation, and minor pain. Triamcinolone is occasionally prescribed for treating mouth sores as well. Triamcinolone oral is also utilized in the treatment of conditions such as ulcerative colitis, breathing disorders, allergic disorders, arthritis, and lupus. Talk to your doctor about the many uses of this medication.


Triamcinolone comes in many forms of delivery from creams, to ointments, liquids, lotions, and sprays, all for use on the external skin. It comes in a paste form for use inside the mouth and tablet form for oral consumption. Your doctor will decide which, if any, form is the best, and safest, for your condition. Always follow your doctor's detailed directions for usage.


Medications may offer benefits to patients in need but unfortunately, in some patients, side effects may present as well. See your doctor right away if you experience any side effects that seem to be getting worse or persisting. Common side effects seen with triamcinolone are provided below.

  • Drying Skin
  • Cracking Skin
  • Acne
  • Changes in Skin Color
  • Itching
  • Burning

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Unwanted and severe side effects may sometimes present in patients. If you experience anything that feels even remotely severe, immediately see your doctor or get medical attention. Some of the more common severe side effects are listed below for your convenience. If you experience anything listed below, see your doctor promptly. Please note that since this drug has such a wide variety of uses, side effects could vary greatly depending on use, your condition, type of delivery, etc., so have a detailed conversation with your doctor about all possible side effects during your initial consultation.

  • Wheezing
  • Extreme or Severe Skin Rash
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Skin Infection (possibly with swelling, redness, or oozing pus)
  • Severe Pain in Stomach
  • Extremely High Blood Pressure
  • Severe Depression

Allergy Warning:

Some patients may have an allergic reaction to triamcinolone. If you feel that you are having an allergic reaction, get emergency medical attention immediately. A partial list of some of the possible allergic reaction signs are listed below:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Hives
  • Swelling (face, lips, tongue, or throat)


Patients planning to start treatment with any new drug should first have a consultation with their doctor that includes a medical screening and review of all medications and drugs the patient is currently taking and has taken in the past.

Triamcinolone is contraindicated for the following:

  • Thin Skin
  • Decreased Function of Adrenal Gland
  • Small Red Skin Lesions due to Dilated Blood Vessels

IMPORTANT NOTE: Triamcinolone may be contraindicated due to many issues. Consult with your doctor during your consultation to discuss all potential risks, warnings, and contraindications.

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