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Triamcinolone Acetonide



It is used for alleviating the joint pain, swelling and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis, with an inflammatory component.

How it works

The antiinflammatory actions of corticosteroids are thought to involve lipocortins, phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins which, through inhibition of arachidonic acid, control the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and leukotrienes. The immune system is suppressed by corticosteroids due to a decrease in the function of the lymphatic system, a reduction in immunoglobulin and complement concentrations, the precipitation of lymphocytopenia, and interference with antigen-antibody binding.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Irritation, Itching, Skin cracking, Skin infection, Sunburn, Photosensitivity, Wheezing


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)