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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE CREAM USP, 0.025%, 0.1%, 0.5%

Rx only

DESCRIPTION

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP contains Triamcinolone Acetonide [Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 9-fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(1-methylethylidene)bis- (oxy)]-, (11β,16α)-], with the empirical formula C24H31FO6 and molecular weight 434.50. CAS 76-25-5.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.025% contains: 0.25 mg of Triamcinolone Acetonide per gram in a base containing Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitol Solution, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water. Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1% contains: 1 mg of Triamcinolone Acetonide per gram in a base containing Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitol Solution, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.5% contains: 5 mg of Triamcinolone Acetonide per gram in a base containing Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitol Solution, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Topical corticosteroids share anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and vasoconstrictive actions. The mechanism of anti-inflammatory activity of the topical corticosteroids is unclear. Various laboratory methods, including vasoconstrictor assays, are used to compare and predict potencies and/or clinical efficacies of the topical corticosteroids. There is some evidence to suggest that a recognizable correlation exists between vasoconstrictor potency and therapeutic efficacy in man.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Topical corticosteroids are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.

PRECAUTIONS

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are uled in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.

OVERDOSAGE

Topically applied corticosteroids can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (See PRECAUTIONS).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Apply to the affected area as a thin film as follows: Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.025% two to four times daily; Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1% and 0.5% two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or recalcitrant conditions. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.

HOW SUPPLIED

Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.025%Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1%
15 gram tubes   NDC 0168-0003-1515 gram tubes   NDC 0168-0004-15
80 gram tubes   NDC 0168-0003-8080 gram tubes   NDC 0168-0004-80
 1 Lb jars           NDC 0168-0004-16
Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.5% 
15 gram tubes   NDC 0168-0002-15. 

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing.

E. FOUGERA & CO.
a division of Altana Inc.
MELVILLE, NEW YORK 11747

I20215E / IF20215E
#227
R3/01

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