Triamcinolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid. Triamcinolone is an anti-inflammatory used to treat contact allergic dermatitis, atopy, dry skin, crusting, scaling, lick granulomas, acute arthritis, and inflammatory eye diseases. Triamcinolone works by reducing the swelling of irritated areas.
How it works: Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid, which reduces swelling. It's used to treat many different conditions, including inflammation, and immune and allergic disorders.
|Dogs||All weights||The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.5-1 mg per 10 pounds of body weight and depends on the condition being treated and the response to treatment. Triamcinolone tablets should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink|
|Cats||All weights||The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.5-1 mg per 10 pounds of body weight and depends on the condition being treated and the response to treatment. Triamcinolone tablets should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink|
Cautions: Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets with known allergies to triamcinolone. Triamcinolone is not for use in the treatment of viral and fungal infections. Let your veterinarian know if your pet suffers from kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or hypothyroidism. Triamcinolone will weaken your pet’s immune system. Use with caution in animals suffering from glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s syndrome, pregnancy, heart failure, corneal ulcers, or high blood pressure. Store at room temperature. Store protected from light and moisture.
Side Effects: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving triamcinolone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving triamcinolone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control, or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that rarely occur, usually with high doses of triamcinolone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, and behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.