Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune

Triderm Alternatives

(Triamcinolone)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune
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These medications are comparable to Triderm (Triamcinolone) or used for similar purposes.

Triderm
(Triamcinolone)

Cutivate
(Fluticasone)

Calms down skin inflammation. Triderm (Triamcinolone) works well for itchy, red skin, but over time steroids can make your skin thin and prone to infections.Calms down skin inflammation. Cutivate (Fluticasone) works well for itchy, red skin, but over time steroids can make your skin thin and prone to infections.
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Have you used Triderm (Triamcinolone)?
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Reviews for Cutivate (Fluticasone)
59%
-8% worse vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
32%
-35% worse vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
14%
-3% worse vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
Have you used Cutivate (Fluticasone)?
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Side effects
TridermCutivate

The Triderm FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

More about Triderm side effects »
  • Any side effect 4%
  • Itching 3%
  • Facial telangiectasia 5%
  • Burning 3%
  • Dusky erythema 2%
  • Erythematous rash 2%
  • Non-facial telangiectasia 2%
  • Hives 2%
  • Skin irritation 3%
  • Exacerbation of eczema 1%
More Cutivate side effects »
How it works
TridermCutivate
Triderm (Triamcinolone) is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It reduces redness, itching, and swelling caused by inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.Cutivate (Fluticasone) is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It reduces redness, itching, and swelling caused by inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Type of medication
TridermCutivate
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
TridermCutivate
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Spray
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Lotion
Used for
TridermCutivate
Risk factors for serious side effects
TridermCutivate
  • Using bandages that restrict airflow and using over a wide area of the skin for a long time
Detailed Triderm (Triamcinolone) risks & warnings »
  • Using bandages that restrict airflow and using over a wide area of the skin for a long time
Detailed Cutivate (Fluticasone) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Kidneys and liver
TridermCutivate
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you are using Triderm (Triamcinolone), especially over a wide area of the skin for a long time and if you're using bandages that prevent airflow over the area.. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Use this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you are using Cutivate (Fluticasone), especially over a wide area of the skin for a long time and if you're using bandages that prevent airflow over the area. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Use this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
Upsides and benefits
TridermCutivate
  • Effective at treating the itchiness and redness of rashes and skin irritation.
  • Available in generic.
  • Can be used with other medications if there is a skin infection.
  • Effective at treating the itchiness and redness of rashes and skin irritation.
  • Available in generic.
  • Can be used with other medications if there is a skin infection.
Downsides and risks
TridermCutivate
  • Can slow down wound healing.
  • Because it's a steroid, it can thin healthy skin and make it more susceptible to infections or cuts.
  • Can slow down wound healing.
  • Because it's a steroid, it can thin healthy skin and make it more susceptible to infections or cuts.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TridermCutivate
  • Don't use bandages that restrict airflow over the area where you apply the medication unless told to by your doctor.
  • Can slow down skin healing.
  • Wash and dry the area before using the medication, and wash and dry your hands before and after you apply the medication.
  • If you're using a cream or ointment to treat an infection in the same area, apply that first before using Triamcinolone.
  • Avoid using near your face, underarms or groin unless told to by your doctor.
  • Don't use bandages that restrict airflow over the area where you apply the medication (unless your doctor tells you to).
  • Can slow down skin healing.
  • Wash and dry the area before using the medication, and wash and dry your hands before and after you apply the medication.
  • Don't use on skin that's been cut or bleeding.
  • Avoid using near your face, underarms, or groin unless told to by your doctor.
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