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You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (T's) » Triamcinolone Acetonide



DESCRIPTION

Nasal and Oral Inhalers and AQ Nasal Spray: Triamcinolone acetonide, USP, Nasal Inhaler, is a glucocorticosteroid with a molecular weight of 434.51 and with the chemical designation 9-Fluoro-11b, 16a, 17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1, 4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone. (C24H31FO6).

Oral Inhaler: Triamcinolone acetonide Oral Inhaler is a metered-dose aerosol unit containing a microcrystalline suspension of triamcinolone acetonide in the propellant dichlorodifluoromethane and dehydrated alcohol USP 1% w/w. Each canister contains 60 mg triamcinolone acetonide. Each actuation releases approximately 200 mcg triamcinolone acetonide, of which approximately 100 mcg are delivered from the unit (in vitro testing). There are at least 240 actuations in one triamcinolone acetonide aerosol canister. After 240 actuations, the amount delivered per actuation may not be consistent and the unit should be discarded.

AQ Nasal Spray: Triamcinolone Acetonide AQ Nasal Spray is an unscented, thixotropic, water-based metered-dose pump spray formulation unit containing a microcrystalline suspension of triamconolone acetonide in an aqueous medium. Microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polysorbate 80, dextrose, benzalkonium chloride, and edetate disodium are contained in this aqueous medium; hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust the pH to a target of 5.0 within a range of 4.5 and 6.0.

Each bottle contains 9.075 mg triamcinolone acetonide. Each actuation delivers 55 mcg triamcinolone acetonide from the nasal actuator to the patient (estimated from in vitro testing) after an initial priming of 5 sprays. It will remain adequately primed for 2 weeks. If the product is not used for more than 2 weeks, then it can be adequately reprimed with one spray. There are at least 120 actuations in one triamcinolone acetonide AQ nasal spray bottle. After 120 actuations, the amount of triamcinolone acetonide delivered per actuation may not be consistent and the unit should be discarded. In the manufacturer's original package insert, patients are provided with a check-off form to track usage in the Information for Patients tear-off sheet.

Nasal Inhaler: Triamcinolone acetonide Nasal Inhaler is a metered-dose aerosol unit containing a microcrystalline suspension of triamcinolone acetonide in dichlorodifluoromethane and dehydrated alcohol USP 0.7% w/w. Each canister contains 15 mg triamcinolone acetonide. Each actuation releases approximately 55 mcg triamcinolone acetonide from the nasal actuator to the patient (estimated from in vitro testing). There are at least 100 actuations in one triamcinolone acetonide Nasal Inhaler canister. After 100 actuations, the amount delivered per actuation may not be consistent and the unit should be discarded. Patients are provided with a check-off card to track usage as party of the Information for Patients tear-off sheet.

Dental Paste: Each gram of triamcinolone acetonide in Orabase provides 1 mg (0.1%) triamcinolone acetonide in emollient dental paste containing gelatin, pectin, and carboxymethylcellulose sodium is a plastibase (plasticized Hydrocarbon Gel), a polyethylene and mineral oil gel base.

Injection-10: (For Intra-articular, Intrabursal or Intradermal Use)

Triamcinolone acetonide (sterile triamcinolone acetonide suspension, USP) provides triamcinolone acetonide, a synthetic corticosteroid with marked anti-inflammatory action, in a sterile aqueous suspension suitable for intradermal, intra-articular, and intrabursal injection into tendon sheaths. The preparation is NOT suitable for IV or IM use. Each ml of the sterile aqueous suspension provides 10 mg triamcinolone acetonide, with sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.9% (w/v) benzyl alcohol as preservative, 0.75% carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and 0.04%, polysorbate 80; sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric may have been added to adjust pH between 5.0 and 7.5. At the time of manufacture, the air in the container is replaced by nitrogen. The chemical name is 9-fluoro- 11b,16a,17,21-tetrahyroxypregna-1,4-diene -3,20- dione cyclic 16,17- acetal with- acetone.

Injection-40: (Not for IV or Intradermal Use).

Triamcinolone acetonide (sterile triamcinolone acetonide suspension, USP) provides triamcinolone acetonide, a synthetic corticosteroid with marked anti-inflammatory action. Each ml of the sterile aqueous suspension provides 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide, with sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.9% (w/v) benzyl alcohol as preservative, 0.75% carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and 0.04%, polysorbate 80. Sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric may have been added to adjust pH between 5.0 and 7.5. At the time of manufacture, the air in the container is replaced by nitrogen.

Aerosol Spray, Cream, and Ointment: (For Dermatologic Use Only)

The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents. The steroids in the class include triamcinolone acetonide. The chemical name is 9- Fluoro-11b,16b,17, 21- tetrahyroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone.

Aerosol Spray: A two-second application which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide not exceeding 0.2. After spraying, the nonvolatile vehicle remaining on the skin contains approximately 0.2% triamcinolone acetonide. Each gram of spray provides 0.147 mg triamcinolone acetonide in a vehicle of isopropyl palmitate, dehydrated alcohol (10.3%) and isobutane propellant.

Cream: (All Strengths) Each gram of 0.025%, 0.1% and 0.5% triamcinolone acetonide cream provides 0.25% mg, 1 mg or 5 mg triamcinolone acetonide, respectively, in a vanishing cream base containing propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20 white petrolatum, sorbitol solution, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, simethicone, sorbic acid, and purified water.

Ointment: (All Strengths) Each gram of 0.025%, 0.1%, and 0.5% triamcinolone acetonide ointment provides 0.25 mg, 1 mg, or 5 mg triamcinolone acetonide, respectively in Plastibase (Plasticized Hydrocarbon Gel), a polyethylene and mineral oil gel base.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Anemia, acquired hemolytic; Anemia, congenital hypoplastic; Ankylosing spondylitis; Arthritis, gouty; Arthritis, post-traumatic; Arthritis, psoriatic; Arthritis, rheumatoid; Asthma; Berylliosis; Bursitis; Carditis, rheumatic; Chorioretinitis; Choroiditis; Colitis, ulcerative; Conjunctivitis, allergic; Dermatitis herpetiformis; Dermatitis, atopic; Dermatitis, contact; Dermatitis, exfoliative; Dermatitis, seborrheic; Enteritis, regional; Epicondylitis; Erythema multiforme; Erythroblastopenia; Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Hypercalcemia, secondary to neoplasia; Hyperplasia, congenital adrenal; Hypersensitivity reactions, secondary to drugs; Iridocyclitis; Iritis; Keratitis; Leukemia; Loffler's syndrome; Lupus erythematosus, systemic; Lymphoma; Meningitis, tuberculous; Multiple sclerosis; Mycosis fungoides; Nephrotic syndrome; Neuritis, optic; Ophthalmia, sympathetic; Pemphigus; Pneumonitis, aspiration; Psoriasis; Rhinitis, perennial allergic; Rhinitis, seasonal allergic; Sarcoidosis; Serum sickness; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; Synovitis, secondary to osteoarthritis; Tenosynovitis; Thrombocytopenia, secondary; Thrombocytopenic purpura, idiopathic; Thyroiditis, nonsuppurative; Trichinosis; Tuberculosis, disseminated; Tuberculosis, fulminating; Ulcer, allergic corneal marginal; Uveitis; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1958 Oct; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Corticosteroids; Antiasthmatics; Corticosteroids-Inhalation/Nasal; Dental Preparations; Ocular Anti-Inflammatory; Sulfonamides/Related Compounds; Steroids

BRAND NAMES:

BRAND NAMES: Acetocot; Adcortyl; Adcortyl in Orabase; Albicort; Ahbina; Aricin; Aristcort; Aristocort; Aristocort A; Aristocort C; Aristocort D; Aristocort R; Aristocort Topical; Aristogel; Azmacort; Cenocort A-40; Cinalog; Cinolar; Cinolone; Cinonide 40; Delphi Creme; Delphicort; Delta-Tritex; Denkacort Forte; Dermacort; Facort; Flutex; Ftorocort; Gemicort; Generlog; Kena-Plex 40; Kenac; Kenacort; Kenacort A; Kenacort A I.A.-I.D.; Kenacort A I.M.; Kenacort A in Orabase; Kenacort-A; Kenacort-A IM; Kenacort-A in Orabase; Kenacort-A Intra-articular Intra-dermal; Kenacort-A IA ID; Kenacort A IA ID; Kenacort E; Kenacort IM; Kenacort Retard; Kenacort T; Kenacort T Munnsalve; Kenaject-40; Kenalog; Kenalog-10; Kenalog-40; Kenalog Dental; Kenalog in Orabase; Kenalone; Kenonel; Ledercort; Ledercort A; Nasacort; Nincort; Oracort; Oralog; Oralone; Oramedy; Rheudenolon; Shincort; Sholog K; Tac; Tramacort 40; Tri-Kort; Triacet; Triacort; Triaderm; Triam-A; Triamcinair; Triamcort; Triamcot; Triamonide 40; Trianide; Triatex; Tricort; Tricot; Triderm; Trigon; Trilog; Trinlog; Trylone A; Trymex; Unicilone; Unif; Volon A; Volon A Antibiotikafrei; Volon A 10; Volon A 40; Volon A Spray
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

FOREIGN BRAND AVAILABILITY:
Adcortyl (England; Israel)
Adcortyl in Orabase (England)
Albicort (Belgium)
Ahbina (Korea)
Aristocort (Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Jamaica; Netherland-Antilles; Surinam; Trinidad)
Aristocort A (Hong-Kong; Malaysia; Thailand)
Aristocort C (Canada)
Aristocort Dy (Canada)
Aristocort R (Canada)
Cinolone (Thailand)
Delphi Creme (Netherlands)
Delphicort (Austria; Germany)
Denkacort Forte (Hong-Kong)
Dermacort (Hong-Kong; Malaysia)
Facort (Thailand)
Ftorocort (Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Jamaica; Netherland-Antilles; Surinam; Trinidad)
Gemicort (Korea)
Generlog (Thailand)
Kenacort (India)
Kenacort A (Belgium; Colombia; Netherlands; Philippines; Switzerland)
Kenacort A I.A.-I.D. (Costa-Rica; Ecuador; El-Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama)
Kenacort A I.M. (Bahrain; Costa-Rica; Ecuador; El-Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Malaysia; Nicaragua; Oman; Panama; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Kenacort A in Orabase (Switzerland)
Kenacort-A (Australia; Bahrain; Egypt; Hong-Kong; Indonesia; Kenya; Malaysia; New-Zealand; Peru; Taiwan; Tanzania; Uganda)
Kenacort-A IM (Hong-Kong; Taiwan; Thailand)
Kenacort-A in Orabase (Netherlands)
Kenacort-A Intra-articular Intra-dermal (Philippines)
Kenacort-A IA ID (Hong-Kong; Indonesia; Taiwan; Thailand)
Kenacort A IA ID (Bahrain; Jordan; Malaysia)
Kenacort E (Peru)
Kenacort IM (Colombia; Mexico)
Kenacort Retard (France)
Kenacort T (Finland; Norway)
Kenacort T Munnsalve (Norway)
Kenalog-40 (Canada)
Kenalog Dental (Mexico)
Kenalog in Orabase (Australia; Benin; Burkina-Faso; Canada; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Indonesia; Ivory-Coast; Kenya; Korea; Liberia; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; New-Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; Sudan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Ledercort (Bahrain; Cyprus; Egypt; England; India; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; South-Africa; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Ledercort A (Philippines; Taiwan)
Nincort (Taiwan)
Oralog (Indonesia)
Oramedy (Hong-Kong; Korea; Malaysia)
Rheudenolon (Korea)
Shincort (Malaysia; Thailand)
Triaderm (Canada)
Triamcort (Taiwan)
Tricort (Finland)
Tricot (Korea)
Trigon (Spain)
Trinlog (Malaysia)
Unicilone (Malaysia)
Unif (Thailand)
Volon A (Austria)
Volon A Antibiotikafrei (Austria; Germany)
Volon A 10 (Germany)
Volon A 40 (Germany)
Volon A Spray (Austria)

HCFA JCODE(S): J3301 per 10 mg IM





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