This medication is injected into a joint or soft tissue (such as a psoriasis lesion). You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
Steroids can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are ill, or from bacteria in a skin wound. Steroids can also slow the healing of skin wounds. Use caution to prevent illness, infection, or injury.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have recently received a triamcinolone injection.
Long-term use of steroids can cause harmful effects on the eyes, such as glaucoma or cataracts. If you receive triamcinolone injection for longer than 6 weeks, your doctor may want you to have regular eye exams.
Steroid medications should not be stopped suddenly. You may need to receive less and less before you are taken off the medication completely.
Your doctor may instruct you to limit your salt intake while you are receiving triamcinolone injection. You may also need to take potassium supplements. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are being treated with triamcinolone injection.