Adult Dosing .
Dosage forms: 0.1% paste
oral inflammatory/ulcerative lesions, trauma-assoc.
- [apply 1/4 inch qhs]
- Info: may apply bid-tid after meals if more severe lesions; reevaluate if insufficent response after 7 days
Peds Dosing .
Peds dosing is currently unavailable or not applicable for this drug.
- hypersens. to drug/class/compon.
- oral infection
- throat infection
Drug Interactions .
No significant interactions known or found for this drug. Caution always advised with multiple medications.
Adverse Reactions .
- may occur but none reported
- local burning
- local pruritus
- local irritation
- local dryness
- local blistering/peeling
- perioral dermatitis
- allergic contact dermatitis
- oral mucosa maceration
- secondary infection
- oral mucosa atrophy
Lactation: Probably Safe
no routine tests recommended
Look/Sound-Alike Drug Names
triamcinolone acetonide confused with: tretinoin
Metabolism: liver primarily; CYP450: unknown
Excretion: urine; Half-life: unknown
Subclass: Mucositis/Stomatitis/Oral Wounds
Mechanism of Action
exact mechanism of anti-inflammatory action unknown; inhibits multiple inflammatory cytokines; produces multiple glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid effects
Manufacturer: Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Approximate Retail Price
This information is currently not available for this drug.
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