displayName: DESCRIPTION SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34089-3
The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agents. Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment 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 molecular formula C24H31FO6 and molecular weight 434.50. CAS 76-25-5.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.025% contains: 0.25 mg of triamcinolone acetonide per gram in a base containing white petrolatum and mineral oil.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.1% contains: 1 mg triamcinolone acetonide per gram in a base containing white petrolatum and mineral oil.
displayName: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34090-1
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
displayName: INDICATIONS & USAGE SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34067-9
Topical corticosteroids are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
displayName: CONTRAINDICATIONS SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34070-3
Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.
displayName: ADVERSE REACTIONS SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34084-4
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 listed 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.
displayName: OVERDOSAGE SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34088-5
Topically applied corticosteroids can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (See
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
displayName: DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION SECTION
FDA Article Code: 34068-7
Apply to the affected area as a thin film as follows: Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.025% two to four times daily; Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.1% 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.