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Triderm Alternatives

(Triamcinolone)

  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Spray
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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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Reviews for Cutivate (Fluticasone)
59%
8% vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
32%
35% vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
14%
3% vs. Triderm (Triamcinolone)
Side effects
TridermCutivate

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

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  • Exacerbation of eczema 1%
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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
Anti-inflammatory, Immunosuppressant
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
Anti-inflammatory, Immunosuppressant
Corticosteroid
Prescription only
Available as
TridermCutivate
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Spray
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Lotion
Used for (click to learn more)
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
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Pregnancy category
TridermCutivate
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sleep
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Weight
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 bandages that restrict airflow over the area where you apply the medication (unless your doctor tells you to).
  • 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.
  • 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.
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