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How Does Triamcinolone Work?
The Triamcinolone drug works by stopping your body from producing hormones or substances that trigger inflammation.
It does this by imitating natural steroids in your system that prevent an overactive immune system response. As a result, you should see less redness and swelling in specific areas of your body if you suffer from certain conditions.
What Is Triamcinolone Used For?
As previously mentioned, Triamcinolone is largely used to treat auto-immune conditions affecting the skin or mouth. This can make it useful for a variety of issues, such as:
- Mouth ulcers
- Persistent rashes
It will work to reduce redness, itching, and swelling in any of these conditions.
What Are the Side Effects of Triamcinolone?
Common side effects of Triamcinolone include:
- Mood swings
- Shortness of breath
- Weight gain through water retention
- Difficulties sleeping
- Mild dizziness
- Increased anxiety
It’s important to note that you might not see any of these side effects as each person varies. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t be worried if they do occur as they are mild. Many people experience them while using Triamcinolone, but they typically subside within a few hours or days.
At the same time, there are some less common side effects of Triamcinolone that carry more severity:
- Blood in your stools
- Rapid heart rate
- Excessive shortness of breath
- Excessive dizziness coupled with blurred vision
- Weak muscles
If you suffer from any of the severe side effects above, you should stop taking Triamcinolone and speak to a qualified medical professional. Likewise, if the minor side effects get worse or don’t go away, you should talk to a doctor and possibly consider lowering your dosage.
How to Take Triamcinolone?
Triamcinolone is available in different forms which will impact how it is taken. Your doctor will explain which type of drug is the best for you, and they will also detail how to take it and what dosage you should use.
Most patients will receive topical Triamcinolone in the form of a cream, ointment, or spray. This will usually be applied to wet skin as per your dosage requirements.
If you receive the dental paste to treat mouth ulcers or issues around the mouth, you’ll have to apply a thin slither to the afflicted area. It is best to do this at night before going to bed, and you should avoid rubbing the paste in as it won’t be absorbed properly.
Don’t be afraid to consult with your doctor if you have difficulties taking Triamcinolone. Likewise, if you fail to see any improvements in your skin conditions within a few weeks, speak to your doctor and they can try alternative treatments or a higher dose.
For more detailed information about Triamcinolone, you can refer to the following sources:
- Triamcinolone prescription label, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Triamcinolone, Drugs.com.
- Triamcinolone, MedlinePlus.
The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC
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Frequently asked questions
Is Triamcinolone a Steroid or Antifungal?
Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid drug, which means it is not an antifungal. But it is sometimes combined with other medications, like antifungals, in certain topical formulations to treat conditions that involve both inflammation and fungal infection.
What to Avoid While Taking Triamcinolone?
Just like with any drug, there are certain things you should avoid while taking triamcinolone. Here are some things you should avoid:
- Alcohol – Drinking may increase the risk of gastrointestinal problems.
- High sodium foods – Triamcinolone can cause water retention and increased sodium levels.
- Sudden or intense physical activity
- Excessive sun exposure – It can make you more susceptible to sunburns.
- Getting an infection – Triamcinolone can weaken your immune system and make you more prone to infections so it is important to stay away from people who are sick.
- Certain medications – Medications like NSAIDs, immunosuppressive drugs, anticoagulants, diuretics, insulin, and oral Hypoglycemics should be avoided as they can affect the effectiveness of Triamcinolone or interact negatively with it.
The things listed above are just some of the things to avoid while taking Triamcinolone. It is also important to read through your medication labels and talk with your doctor in order to make sure you understand what other activities or substances should be avoided.
How Long Does It Take for Triamcinolone to Work?
The actual time it takes for Triamcinolone to work will depend on many factors such as the form of the medication, the condition being treated, and other individual factors.
For example, in topical forms used to treat skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, most people will start to see improvements within a few days to a week.
For a better indication of how long it will take for Triamcinolone to work, it is best to consult with your doctor. They can provide more personalized information and advice on when you should expect to see improvements in your condition.
Also, make sure to follow any instructions your doctor has given you such as dosage and application times, and continue taking Triamcinolone for as long as directed.
What Is the Typical Dosage for Triamcinolone?
The typical dosage will vary depending on a few factors such as the form of medication being used, the condition being treated, and other individual factors.
Topical creams and ointments range in strength from .025 to .1% triamcinolone. Which is applied 2 to 4 times a day to the affected area.
For a more specific dosage, it is best to consult with your doctor. They can provide more personalized information and advice on the dosage that is right for you.
It is important to take Triamcinolone exactly as prescribed by your doctor and remember to follow any instructions they have given you such as application times and dosage amounts.
Do not make changes to your treatment without consulting your doctor first. Stopping treatment early can make it less effective and could cause a recurrence of the condition being treated.
How Long Can You Use Triamcinolone Cream?
The overall duration of use for Triamcinolone cream varies depending on the condition used to treat. But it’s mostly meant for short-term use in order to minimize the risk of side effects.
Do You Need a Prescription for Triamcinolone?
Yes, you do need a prescription for Triamcinolone.
Can You Get Triamcinolone Over-The-Counter (OTC)?
No, you can’t get Triamcinolone over-the-counter (OTC). It is only available with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Can I Get Triamcinolone Online?
Yes, you can get both a prescription for it as well as the medication itself online. With DrHouse you can get online prescriptions fast and conveniently through our telehealth app.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Triamcinolone?
Getting a prescription for Triamcinolone online is fast and easy with DrHouse. All you need to do is download the app, create an account, fill out our medical questionnaire, and start an on-demand virtual doctor’s visit.
During this visit, your doctor will review your medical history and symptoms and decide if Triamcinolone is right for you. If it is the right treatment, you’ll get a prescription quickly and conveniently through our platform.