Triamcinolone is available by prescription only. 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.
Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid, which reduces swelling. It's used to treat many different conditions, including inflammation, and immune and allergic disorders.
Topical corticosteroids are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
Topical corticosteroids are generally applied to the affected area as a thin film from two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition.
Occlusive dressing may be used for the management of psoriasis or recalcitrant conditions. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressing should be discontinued andappropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.
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.
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.
Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking before using this medication.
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactionsare listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioraldermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.
Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparations.