Triamcinolone acetonide: what it is for and how to use

CompositionĀ of Triamcinolone acetonide
Each g of the oral ointment contains:

triamcinolone acetonide ………… 1 mg

vehicle qsp ……….. 1 g

Excipients: carmellose sodium, pectin, gelatin, petrolatum, and polyethylene.

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1. What is this medicine for?

What is Triamcinolone acetonide for?

Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic corticosteroid that has an anti-inflammatory action acting in the temporary relief of symptoms associated with oral inflammatory lesions and ulcerative lesions resulting from trauma.

2. How does this medication work?

Expected action of Triamcinolone acetonide

Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic corticosteroid that has anti-inflammatory, anti-itchy, and anti-allergic action (acts by reducing inflammation, itching, and allergic reactions of the oral mucosa).

Components of the formula act as an adhesive vehicle to apply active medication to oral tissues. The car provides a protective cover that can serve to reduce pain associated with oral irritation temporarily.

3. When should I not use this medication?

Contraindications and risks of Triamcinolone acetonide

The product is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its components.

Because it contains a corticosteroid, this drug is contraindicated in the presence of fungal, viral, or bacterial infections of the mouth or throat, for example, tuberculosis and lesions caused by herpes.

4. What should I know before using this medication?

Precautions and warnings for Triamcinolone acetonide

Patients with tuberculosis, peptic ulcer, or diabetes mellitus should not be treated with any corticosteroid preparation without the doctor’s recommendation.


Normal defense responses of oral tissues are decreased when topical corticosteroid therapy is performed.

Virulent strains of oral microorganisms can be multiplied without producing the usual warning symptoms of oral infections.

The small number of steroids released when the preparation is used as recommended makes systemic effects very unlikely. However, there is a possibility when topical corticosteroid preparations are used over an extended period.

If sensitization or irritation develops, the preparation should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.

If there is no significant improvement in oral tissues within seven days, it is advisable to perform additional examinations of the lesion.


There is no specific information comparing the use of corticosteroids for dental purposes in elderly patients with younger patients.

Drug interactions of Triamcinolone acetonide

There is no known drug interaction.

Use of Triamcinolone acetonide in pregnancy and breastfeeding

The safe use of this medication during pregnancy has not been established regarding possible adverse reactions in the development of the fetus; therefore, the product should not be used in women of childbearing potential and particularly during early pregnancy, unless, in the judgment of the doctor or dentist, the potential benefit outweighs the possible risks.

Pregnant women should not use this medication without medical advice or from a dental surgeon.

Tell your doctor or dentist if you are taking any other medication.

Do not use the medication without the knowledge of your doctor. It can be dangerous to your health.

5. Where, how, and for how long can I store this medicine?

Storage, date of manufacture, expiration date and physical appearance of Triamcinolone acetonide

You should keep this medicine at room temperature (between 15 and 30 Ā° C) in a dry, cool place and protected from light. In these conditions, the validity period is 24 months from the date of manufacture.

Lot number and manufacturing and expiration dates: see packaging.

Do not use medicine with the expiry date. Could you keep it in its original packaging?

Triamcinolone acetonide comes in the form of an oral ointment, sand-colored, with a glossy and granular appearance.

Before using, observe the appearance of the medicine. If it is expiring and you notice any change in appearance, consult your pharmacist to find out if you can use it.

All medication should be kept out of the reach of children.

6. How should I use this medication?

Dosage, dosage, and instructions for the use of Triamcinolone acetonide

How to use

Apply a small amount of this medicine, without rubbing, on the lesion until a thin film develops. More significant amounts may be needed to cover some injuries.

For best results, use just enough to cover the lesion with a thin film. Do not rub. Attempting to spread this product may result in a granular and sandy sensation and cause the product to break down. However, after applying the product, a smooth and slippery film develops.


This medicine should be applied, preferably at night, before going to sleep. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, it may be necessary to use 2-3 times a day, preferably after meals. If there is no improvement in 7 days, further tests are advisable.

Follow the advice of your doctor, always respecting the times, doses, and duration of treatment.

Do not stop treatment without your doctor’s knowledge.

Triamcinolone acetonide: what it is for and how to use

7. What should I do when I forget to use this medicine?

If in doubt, seek advice from the pharmacist or your doctor or dentist.

If you forgot to use this medicine at the pre-set time, please see your doctor or dentist.

8. What are the ills that this medication can cause me?

Adverse reactions of Triamcinolone acetonide

Prolonged administration can lead to adverse responses known as those that occur with systemic steroid preparations; for example, adrenal suppression, altered glucose metabolism, protein catabolism, peptic ulcer activations, and others.

These are usually reversible and disappear when the hormone is discontinued.

Inform your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist about the appearance of undesirable reactions due to the use of the medication. Also, inform the company through its customer service.

9. What to do if someone uses more than the recommended amount of this medicine

Triamcinolone acetonide overdose

Since there is no specific antidote and adverse events are unlikely, treatment consists of diluting with fluids.

If a large amount of this medicine is used, seek medical help quickly and take the medicine package or package insert, if possible. Call 0800 722 6001 if you need further guidance.

Since there is no specific antidote and adverse events are unlikely, treatment consists of diluting with fluids.