What is Triamcinolone topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Triamcinolone topical is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It is also used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 68 23
Discoid lupus erythematosus 16 14
Dyshidrotic eczema 13 4
Eczema 13 6
Itching 7 4

Show all 41 reasons taken


  • 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 3
Mild 6
None 75

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Triamcinolone topical

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in skin 2
Skin thinning 2
Agitation 1
Anxious mood 1
Blisters 1
Blurry vision 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Triamcinolone topical

Dosage Patients
0.1% as needed 7
0.1 % twice daily 6
0.1 g daily 3
0.1 % daily 2
0.1 g twice daily 2
0.5 % twice daily 2
0.025% as needed 2
0.0,147 % three times daily 1
0.5 % every other day 1
0.1 % three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Triamcinolone topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 29
Course of treatment ended 14
Other 11
Doctor's advice 10
Side effects too severe 5
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
See all 55 patients who've stopped taking Triamcinolone topical

Duration

Currently taking Triamcinolone topical

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

Stopped taking Triamcinolone topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 12
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 55
Usually 27
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 57
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 35
Not specified 43

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Triamcinolone topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 4
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 2
Fluocinolone topical (fluocinolone oil) 2
Desoximetasone topical (Topicort) 1
Pimecrolimus (Elidel) 1

Patients stopped taking Triamcinolone topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 2
Desoximetasone topical (Topicort) 1
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Triamcinolone topical

Sep 18, 2016 (Started Sep 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen simplex chronicus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Sep 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen simplex chronicus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (burning sensation in skin)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 29, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2012 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 23, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 6, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 31, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 20, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 2, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 8, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 19, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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