Triamcinolone Acetonide is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders and oral lichen planus.
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
Wheezing, Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Photosensitivity, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Skin infection, Itching, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Skin cracking, Increased blood pressure, Changes in skin color, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Irritation, Sunburn, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood