Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid medication (mid-strength potency), similar to hormones formed in the adrenal glands, just over the kidneys. Corticosteroids calm inflammation by lowering release of inflammatory molecules. Triamcinolone cream is used to treat skin inflammation such as allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, and more. The oral form of this medication is used to treat skin conditions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine), arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and respiratory difficulties.


Triamcinolone cream is applied 2 to 4 times daily. Tablets are taken in a dose of 2 to 60mg once a day or divided.

Common side effects:

  • Weight gain
  • Water retention
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety

How to obtain a prescription

Triamcinolone is available only by prescription and must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? Quick MD can treat your skin conditions remotely by video and prescribe Kenalog online—or other prescription steroids. No insurance is needed.