What are the side effects of triamcinolone acetonide ointment?

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment can cause a variety of side effects, ranging from mild to serious. Common side effects include: skin discomfort, including pain, itching, blistering, burning or peeling; skin dryness, redness or thinning; increased susceptibility to sunburn; stretch marks; unusual hair growth (on the face or body). Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects become severe or long-lasting.

More serious side effects include:  infection; irregular heartbeat; vision problems, such as blurred vision; unusual mood changes; weight gain; facial swelling; fatigue and sleep problems, including insomnia. If you experience these side effects, call your doctor right away.

Severe side effects requiring immediate medical attention include: symptoms of allergic reaction, including breathing difficulty, chest tightness, hives, rash, itching or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. If these occur, call 911.