Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment

  • Topical steroids

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Triamcinolone acetonide 0.025%, 0.1%, 0.5%.

How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Indications


Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

Apply thin film 2–4 times daily (0.025%) or 2–3 times daily (0.1%, 0.5%).

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Contraindications


Do not use superpotent forms on face, groin, or axillae. Exclude viral disease (eg, chickenpox, measles).

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Warnings/Precautions


Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Do not use near eyes, or on diaper dermatitis or pre-existing skin atrophy. Do not use fluorinated steroids longer than 1 week on the face. Avoid abrupt cessation in chronic use. Systemic absorption increased by broken or inflamed skin, prolonged use, application to large surface area, or use of occlusive dressings. Occlude only if necessary; do not occlude higher potency products. Monitor adrenal function in children if a high potency product or occlusion is used, and in adults if more than 50g weekly of a high potency product is used. Discontinue or reduce dose or potency if HPA axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, glucosuria, or irritation occurs. Use lowest effective dose and potency (esp. in children). Use caution if applying to face or body folds. Do not use continuously or for prophylaxis. Foams are flammable. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Pharmacokinetics

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Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Interactions

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Burning, stinging, pruritus, erythema, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, secondary infections, hypopigmentation, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, dermal cracking and fissuring, telangiectasia, contact dermatitis, other local effects, immunosuppression, masks infections, HPA axis suppression (esp. in children).

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Clinical Trials

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Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Note


Formerly known under the brand names Aristocort, Kenalog, Trymex (crm, oint); Triatex (crm).

Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment Patient Counseling

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