What is this medicine?
TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. This medicine is used to treat allergies, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, and many other conditions.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is injected by a health care professional. After your dose follow your doctor's instructions for your care.
Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
black, tarry stools
changes in emotions or moods
changes in vision
increased blood pressure
increased joint pain and swelling at site where injected
lumpy, thin skin at site where injected
signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination
rounding of face
signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine
slow growth in children (if used for longer periods of time)
sores that do not heal
swelling of ankles, feet, hands
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
What may interact with this medicine?
antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
other steroid medicines
vaccines and other immunization products
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from temperatures below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep in the original container. Store vial upright. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high blood pressure
infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, measles, chickenpox, or fungal infection
low levels of potassium in the blood
recent heart attack
stomach or intestine disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name, the type and dose of medicine, and your doctor's name and address.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor.
Do not come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.
July 11, 2018