Hydrocortisone vs Triamcinolone Acetonide

Hydrocortisone
Triamcinolone Acetonide
(Rx)
Hydrocortisone is a steroid.
Triamcinolone Acetonide is a mouth and throat - glucocorticoid and a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Itching
2.5
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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January 19, 1955
March 9, 1978
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
84,597 Discussions
2,915 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Eczema
#3 for Rash
#4 for Psoriasis
#5 for Dermatitis
#8 for Skin Problems
#9 for Asthma
Hydrocortisone is approved for Itching, Eczema and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Rash
#3 for Eczema
#4 for Allergy
#5 for Psoriasis
#6 for Acne
#7 for Swelling
#8 for Skin Problems
#9 for Canker Sores
#10 for Scars
#11 for Dermatitis
#12 for Alopecia Areata
Triamcinolone Acetonide is prescribed for Itching, Rash, Eczema, Allergy and Psoriasis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Hyd
Weight Gain
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Tachycardia
1
Impotence
1
Stomach Problems
1
Skin Cancer
1
Cataract
1
Pituitary Tumor
1
Skin Atrophy
1
Tri
Folliculitis
3
Weight Gain
3
Skin Cancer
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Weeping
2
Staph Infection
2
Candida
1
UTI
1
Hyperpigmentation
1
Impotence
1
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Weight Gain
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7
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
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Tri
3
2
High Blood Pressure
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Tri
2
0
Tachycardia
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Tri
1
0
Impotence
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Tri
1
1
Stomach Problems
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Tri
1
0
Skin Cancer
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Tri
1
3
Cataract
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Tri
1
0
Pituitary Tumor
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Tri
1
0
Skin Atrophy
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Tri
1
0
Folliculitis
Tri
Hyd
3
0
Weight Gain
Tri
Hyd
3
7
Skin Cancer
Tri
Hyd
3
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tri
Hyd
2
3
Weeping
Tri
Hyd
2
0
Staph Infection
Tri
Hyd
2
0
Candida
Tri
Hyd
1
0
UTI
Tri
Hyd
1
0
Hyperpigmentation
Tri
Hyd
1
0
Impotence
Tri
Hyd
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Triamcinolone Acetonide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Dental Product, Inhalation, Injection, Nasal Spray, Ointment
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Aerosol: , 55 mcg, 55 mcg/actuation, 75 mcg/actuation, 100 mcg/actuation, 0.147 mg/gram
Ointment: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.5%
Cream: 0.025%, 0.1%, 0.5%
Suspension: 3 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL
Lotion: 0.025%, 0.1%
Kit: 40 mg/mL
Paste: 0.1%
Spray: 50 mcg
Tablet: 4 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Hydrocortisone/Aloe Vera , Hydrocortisone , Hydrocortisone Acetate , Hydrocortisone/Mineral Oil/Petrolatum White
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Hydrocortisone and Triamcinolone Acetonide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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