Triamcinolone injection is used to treat inflammation (swelling), allergic reactions, certain types of arthritis, gout, skin diseases, and many other medical problems. It is given to patients who are not able to take medicines by the mouth. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

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  • More common:
    Aggression
    agitation
    anxiety
    blurred vision
    decrease in the amount of urine
    dizziness
    fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    headache
    irritability
    mental depression
    mood changes
    nervousness
    noisy, rattling breathing
    numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
    pounding in the ears
    shortness of breath
    swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
    trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
    troubled breathing at rest
    weight gain
    Incidence not known:
    Abdominal cramping and/or burning (severe)
    abdominal pain
    backache
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    cough or hoarseness
    darkening of skin
    decreased vision
    diarrhea
    dry mouth
    eye pain
    eye tearing
    facial hair growth in females
    fainting
    fatigue
    fever or chills
    flushed, dry skin
    fractures
    fruit-like breath odor
    full or round face, neck, or trunk
    heartburn and/or indigestion (severe and continuous)
    increased hunger
    increased thirst
    increased urination
    loss of appetite
    loss of sexual desire or ability
    lower back or side pain
    menstrual irregularities
    muscle pain or tenderness
    muscle wasting or weakness
    nausea
    pain in back, ribs, arms, or legs
    painful or difficult urination
    skin rash
    sleeplessness
    sweating
    trouble healing
    trouble sleeping
    unexplained weight loss
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vision changes
    vomiting
    vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with triamcinolone may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known:
    Blemishes on the skin
    bruising
    dry, scaly skin
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    full or bloated feeling
    increased appetite
    increased hair growth on the face, forehead, back, arms, and legs
    large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
    pimples
    pitting or depression of the skin at the injection site
    reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
    redness of the skin
    redness, swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site
    sensation of spinning
    small, red, or purple spots on the skin
    thin, fragile, or shiny skin
    thinning of the scalp hair
  • (injectable suspension, inhalation aerosol, inhalation aerosol with adapter, oral tablet, compounding powder)