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(triamcinolone diacetate, USP) Injectable Suspension
40 mg/mL PARENTERAL
NOT FOR USE IN NEONATES
NOT FOR INTRAVENOUS USE
CONTAINS BENZYL ALCOHOL
Aristocort® Forte is a sterile suspension of 40 mg/mL of triamcinolone diacetate (micronized) suspended in a vehicle consisting of:
|Water for Injection q.s.||100%|
Hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may be used during manufacture to adjust pH of suspension to approximately 6.
Triamcinolone diacetate is practically insoluble in water; soluble in chloroform; sparingly soluble in alcohol and in methanol; and slightly soluble in ether. This preparation is suitable for parenteral administration through a 23-gauge needle (or larger), but NOT suitable for intravenous use. It may be administered by the intramuscular, intra-articular, or intrasynovial routes, depending upon the situation.
Irreversible clumping occurs when this product is frozen.
Chemically triamcinolone diacetate is 9-fluoro-11ß,16&apha;,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 16,21-diacetate.
The molecular weight is 478.51. Its structural formula is:
Triamcinolone diacetate occurs as a white to off-white, microcrystalline powder.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/5/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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