Triamcinolone topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to triamcinolone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application spray
As well as its needed effects, triamcinolone topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking triamcinolone topical, check with your doctor immediately:Incidence not known:
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- 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)
Minor Side Effects
Some triamcinolone topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:Incidence not known:
- Acne or pimples
- burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- 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 groin
- softening of the skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to triamcinolone topical: mucous membrane paste, topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray
The most commonly reported side effects were burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, blistering or peeling not present prior to therapy, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin and oral mucosa, secondary infection, atrophy of the skin and oral mucosa, striae, and miliaria[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
2. "Product Information. Kenalog (triamcinolone topical)." Westwood Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation, Buffalo, NY.
3. "Product Information. Aristocort Topical (triamcinolone topical)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
It is possible that some side effects of triamcinolone topical may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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