The Triamcinolone can be used to treat many different conditions from each other: allergies, skin disorders and associated tissues (hair, nails), such as psoriasis , rheumatic diseases, ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) and some of the diseases’ respiratory system.
What is Triamcinolone?
Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid drug based on steroid hormones. It works by avoiding the release of the molecules that cause inflammation.
How is Triamcinolone taken?
Depending on the pathology to be treated, Triamcinolone can be taken orally , by inhalation (aerosol or pre-dosed inhalers) or by injections (with needle placed inside the joint, in the synovial membrane or in the subcutaneous region).
If the doctor deems it necessary, the doses can be changed during the course of treatment.
Side effects of Triamcinolone
The presence of corticosteroid hormones can weaken the immune system , increasing the risk of infections.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately in case of:
- breathing difficulties
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- vision problems
- swelling, rapid weight gain, shortness of breath
- severe depression, strange thoughts or behavior, convulsions
- blood in the stool or sputum
- low potassium levels
- high pressure
Possible less serious side effects are:
- mood swings
- acne, dry or thin skin, bruising or discoloration of the skin
- slowing down of wound healing
- increased sweating
- headache , stomach pain, swelling
- muscle weakness
- accumulation of fat on the arms, legs, face, neck, breast and waist
Warnings on the use of Triamcinolone
During treatment with Triamcinolone it is good to avoid contact with sick people . It is also not recommended to undergo vaccinations with vaccines containing “live” microorganisms.
Before you start taking the drug, it is important to tell your doctor:
- any allergies to the active substance, to its excipients or to any other drug or food;
- the other medicines, phytotherapics and supplements that you are taking, in particular Aspirin, diuretics, anticoagulants, Cyclosporine, Insulin or antidiabetic agents, Ketoconazole, Rifampicin and anticonvulsants;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from liver, kidney or thyroid diseases , diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, muscle disorders, glaucoma , cataracts, ophthalmic herpes, gastric ulcers, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, depression, diseases psychiatric, heart failure or high blood pressure;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .