What is cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide) used for?
Cidermex is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Triamcinolone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a medium- to strong-potency corticosteroid.
How should I take cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Use this medication only on the skin. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area.
Do not cover, bandage or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
How do I store cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Cidermex is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store cidermex in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of cidermex that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush cidermex down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of cidermex or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using cidermex during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking cidemex.
What side effects can occur from cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
When applying to the skin, it may occur burning, itching, irritation or dryness. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Cidermex may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. 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 share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products may interact with this drug, including:
- Corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone)
- Drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine)
Does food or alcohol interact with cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Cidermex may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide)?
Cidermex may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
These health conditions may include:
- Poor blood circulation
- Immune system problems
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide).
What is the dose of cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide) for an adult?
Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor
What is the dose of cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is cidermex (triamcinolone acetonide) available?
Cidermex is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Ointment 10g
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 cidermex, 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.
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Cidermex. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1456/triamcinolone-acetonide-topical/details#interactions. Accessed December 28, 2016
Review Date: May 10, 2017 | Last Modified: May 10, 2017