As a topical cream, this drug is not likely to pass in breast milk. Avoid using the cream on the breast and nipple area prior to nursing. This drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are route and dose-related and will likely resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.
Potential side effects while using this drug include:
- Skin atrophy
- Telangiectasia (spider veins)
- Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
- Increased risk of infection
You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This drug may interact with other medications. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and inform your doctor and pharmacist.
If you experience an adverse drug interaction stop taking this drug. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.
Does food or alcohol interact with Tricort?
There are no known food or alcohol interactions with Tricort.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
What health conditions may interact with Tricort?
This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:
- Bacterial, viral, or fungal skin infections
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Tricort.
What is the dose of Tricort for an adult?
For treating corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
- Apply a thin layer to the affected areas 2 to 3 times per day.
What is the dose of Tricort for a child?
The recommended dose for children has not been established. Consult a doctor or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.
How is Tricort available?
This drug is available in the following brands, dosage forms, and strengths:
- Tricort cream (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%)
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.