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Triamcinolone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction and rheumatic disorder

How it works

Triamcinolone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Rash, Wheezing, Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Photosensitivity, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Skin infection, Acne, Itching, Dry skin, Skin redness, Burning sensation, Skin cracking, Difficulty in swalloing, Increased blood pressure, Changes in skin color, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Sunburn, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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Expert advice

  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
  • Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are taking triamcinolone. Vaccines may not work as well while you are taking a steroid
  • Do not stop using triamcinolone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine If  you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Frequently asked questions



Is triamcinolone an antibiotic/sulfa/steroid drug?
Triamcinolone is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug. It is a steroid


Is triamcinolone available or sold over the counter?
No. Triamcinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter


Is Triamcinolone the same as Daktarin/Kemakort/ Lanacort?
Kemakort, Kemakort, Retard are names of triamcinolone available in the market. Daktarin is the brand name of miconazole, while Lanacort is the brand name of the drug Hydrocortisone acetate

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Is Triamcinolone safe?
Yes. Triamcinolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor


What is Kemakort and what is it used for?
Kemakort is the brand name of triamcinolone. It is used to treat various skin, throat, eye, blood and bone infections, asthma and certain types of cancer


Is triamcinolone safe for babies?
No. Triamcinolone is not safe for babies and in children below 6 years of age


Does triamcinolone cure ringworm infection/acne/impetigo/tinea versicolor or thrush?
Triamcinolone is not effective in the treatment of ringworm, acne, impetigo, tinea versicolor or thrush. However, it helps in reducing the inflammation caused by these conditions.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)