What is Triamcinolone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nasacort AQ Kenalog Injection Nasacort Allergy 24 HR Show all

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See also: Sinusitis II Nasal Spray

When used topically, triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It can also be used intranasally to treat allergic rhinitis. It is available in a spray, inhalant, oral and topical preparations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 43 19
Asthma 41 13
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 10 3
Rhinitis (nasal inflammation) 10 7
General health 7 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
6
Mild
14
None
39

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Triamcinolone

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 3
Headaches 2
Pain 2
Addiction 1
Agitation with restlessness 1
Anticipatory anxiety 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Triamcinolone

Dosage Patients
55 mcg daily 3
110 mcg daily 3
220 mcg daily 2
10 mg every 12 weeks 1
40 mg every 3 months 1
1 other three times daily 1
1 mg four times daily 1
75 mcg daily 1
55 mcg twice daily 1
110 mcg twice daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Triamcinolone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 16
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 10
Other 9
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 4
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
See all 67 patients who've stopped taking Triamcinolone

Duration

Currently taking Triamcinolone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Triamcinolone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 19
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 36
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 3
< $25 15
Not specified 36

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Triamcinolone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1
Ciclesonide nasal spray (Omnaris) 1
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1
Ketorolac (Toradol) 1
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Triamcinolone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 2
Corticosteroids 1
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Triamcinolone

Jun 1, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, pain, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Only took it once and had a severe allergic reaction that lasted 4-5 days. Couldn't eat or drink anything without violently vomiting
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2011 (Started Jan 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2011 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rash or skin problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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