Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Trade names Kenalog
AHFS/ monograph
Pregnancy cat. A(AU) C(US)
Legal status POM (UK) -only (US)
Routes Oral, topical, IM, intra-articular, intrasynovial
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 68%
Metabolism Hepatic
Half-life 88 minutes
Excretion Fecal and renal
CAS number 124-94-7
ATC code A01AC01 C05AA12, D07AB09, D07XB02, H02AB08, R01AD11, R03BA06, S01BA05
PubChem CID 31307
DrugBank APRD00422
ChemSpider 29046 YesY
KEGG D00385 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C21H27FO6 
Mol. mass 394.434 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
 YesY(what is this?)  (verify)

Triamcinolone (trade names Aristocort, Kenacort, Tri-Nasal, Triaderm, Azmacort, Trilone, Volon A, Tristoject, and Tricortone) is a long-acting synthetic corticosteroid given orally, by injection, inhalation, or as a topical ointment or cream.



Triamcinolone is used to treat several different medical conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, allergies, ulcerative colitis, lupus, sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, and ocular inflammation, visualization during vitrectomy and the prevention of asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack once it has already begun.[1][2][3]

Prior to 2007 it was manufactured under the name Azmacort as a corticosteroid inhaler for asthma long-term care. The patent holder, Sanofi, sold it under the brand name Nasacort.

In 2010, TEVA and Perrigo launched the first generic inhalable triamcinolone.[4]

Triamcinolone is used to alleviate infection-induced eczema in fungal skin infections in the combination drug of econazole/triamcinolone.

Triamcinolone acetonide is one of the ingredients of Ledermix - an endodontic (tooth's root canal) lotion used between sessions.


Different triamcinolone salts are available, including acetonide, benetonide, furetonide, hexacetonide and diacetate.

Triamcinolone acetonide is a more potent type of triamcinolone, being about eight times as effective as prednisone.

Side effects

Side effects of Triamcinolone include sore throat, nosebleeds, increased coughing, headache, and runny nose. White patches in the throat or nose indicate a serious side effect. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itch, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.[5] An additional side effect for women is a prolonged menstrual cycle.


Aristocort (triamcinolone) topical cream (AU)
Kenalog (triamcinolone) IM injection (SCO)
  1. ^ Triamcinolone -
  2. ^ Triamcinolone Inhalation -
  3. ^ Alcon Receives FDA Approval of Triesence Injectable Triamcinolone Suspension for Use in Eye Surgery -
  4. ^ Perrigo Announces Launch Of Generic Version Of Nasacort AQ - CBS Detroit
  5. ^ "Drugs and Treatments - Nasacort AQ Nasl - Patient Handout". WebMD. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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  • triamcinolone — tri·am·cin·o·lone …   English syllables

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  • triamcinolone — tri•am•cin•o•lone [[t]ˌtraɪ æmˈsɪn əˌloʊn[/t]] n. pha a synthetic glucocorticoid drug, C21H27FO6, used in the symptomatic treatment of inflammation • Etymology: 1955–60; triamcin (of undetermined derivation) + (prednis) olone …   From formal English to slang

  • triamcinolone — A substance that is being studied for the prevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer. It is an anti inflammatory drug that is applied to the skin to relieve irritation, rashes, and infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called topical… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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