Triacet

Name: Triacet

Side Effects of Triacet

Serious side effects have been reported with triamcinolone. See the “Triamcinolone Precautions” section.

Common side effects of topical triamcinolone include the following:

  • Drying of the skin
  • Acne
  • Itching or burning of the skin
  • Change in skin color

Common side effects of injectable triamcinolone include the following:

  • Stomach upset
  • Depression
  • Emotional instability
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention

This is not a complete list of triamcinolone side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Triacet Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
  • Amphotericin B (Fungizone, Abelcet, AmBisome, Amphotec)
  • Antibiotics
  • Anticholinesterase agents such as donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), and galantamine (Ryzadyne)
  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Antidiabetic agents
  • Isoniazid
  • Cholestyramine
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Estrogens, including oral contraceptives
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • Rifampin (Rifadin)
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and celecoxib (Celebrex)

This is not a complete list of triamcinolone drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Triacet Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with topical triamcinolone including the following:

  • Burning, drying and itching of the skin
  • Convulsions
  • Depression
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Psychosis
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Swelling in lower extremities
  • Water retention
  • Worsening of diabetes or ulcers

Serious side effects have been reported with injectable triamcinolone including the following:

  • Stomach upset
  • Muscle weakness or atrophy
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Water and salt retention
  • Increased susceptibility to infection

Glaucoma, cataracts, optic nerve damage, and ocular infections have been reported with the ophthalmic injections of triamcinolone.

Triamcinolone can cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how triamcinolone affects you.

Do not take triamcinolone if you are allergic to triamcinolone or to any of its ingredients.

Triacet Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of triamcinolone, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking triamcinolone, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to triamcinolone or to any of its ingredients
  • have diabetes
  • have glaucoma
  • have cataracts
  • have or have had a circulation disorder
  • have or have had an immune system disorder
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to begin breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Triacet and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Triamcinolone has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from triamcinolone, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of this medication. The importance of the drug to the mother should be considered.

Triacet Usage

Take triamcinolone exactly as prescribed. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of triamcinolone at the same time.

This medication comes in several topical forms.

  • Apply the ointment, cream, liquid, or lotion sparingly in a thin film and rub it in gently.
  • To apply the topical spray, shake well and spray on the affected area holding the container about 3 to 6 inches away. Spray for about 2 seconds to cover an area the size of your hand. Avoid inhaling the vapors. If you are spraying near your face, cover your eyes.
  • To apply the paste, press a small amount on the mouth sore without rubbing until a thin film develops. You may need to use more paste if the mouth sore is large. If the mouth sore does not begin to heal within 7 days, call your doctor.
  • The dose and frequency of use of triamcinolone will depend on the condition being treated.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a muscle (intramuscular; IM), into a joint (intra-articular) and into the eye (intravitreal) by a healthcare professional.

Proper Use of triamcinolone

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain triamcinolone. It may not be specific to Triacet. Please read with care.

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.

This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.

If you or your child are using the spray form on or near the face, protect your nose to avoid breathing it in and make sure that your eyes are covered.

This medicine should only be used for skin conditions that your doctor is treating. Check with your doctor before using it for other conditions, especially if you think that a skin infection may be present. This medicine should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin infections or conditions, such as severe burns.

Do not use the spray on the groin or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.

To use:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently.
  • Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin, so use them only as directed. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

The spray form is flammable until it dries on the skin. Do not use it near heat, an open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture, break, or burn the aerosol can.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For redness, itching, and swelling of the skin:
    • For topical dosage forms (cream, lotion, and ointment):
      • Adults—Apply to the affected area of the skin two to four times per day.
      • Children—Apply to the affected area of the skin two to four times per day.
    • For topical dosage form (aerosol spray):
      • Adults—Spray to the affected area of the skin three to four times per day.
      • Children—Spray to the affected area of the skin three to four times per day.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Store the canister at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

For the Consumer

Applies to triamcinolone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, triamcinolone topical (the active ingredient contained in Triacet) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking triamcinolone topical:

Incidence not known
  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)

Some side effects of triamcinolone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • softening of the skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to triamcinolone topical: mucous membrane paste, topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, blistering or peeling not present prior to therapy, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin and oral mucosa, secondary infection, atrophy of the skin and oral mucosa, striae, and miliaria[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)[Ref]

Some side effects of Triacet may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

(web3)