Triamcinolone is a long-acting synthetic corticosteroid given orally, by injection, inhalation, or as a topical ointment or cream. It is used as a nasal inhailer for allergies and sinusitis. This is the section of the topical version of this medication.
Triamcinolone is used to treat several different medical conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, allergies, ulcerative colitis, lupus, sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, ocular inflammation, visualization during vitrectomy and the prevention of asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack once it has already begun.
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.