Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment 0.1%
A healthcare provider may prescribe triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% ointment (Kenalog® ointment) to treat certain skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. This medicine is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. There are also two other strengths of this medicine available (0.025% and 0.5%). Your dosage will depend on the type and severity of your skin condition.
In general, triamcinolone acetonide ointment is applied to the affected areas two to four times daily. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend that you put a dressing over the area to help improve the absorption of the drug into the bloodstream.
Although most people tolerate this ointment well, side effects are possible and may include skin irritation, dryness, or burning. In most cases, reactions to this medication tend to be minor and easy to treat.
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