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Triamcinolone acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) cream is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply to affected area two or three times daily. Rub in gently.
Occlusive Dressing Technique
Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant conditions. Gently rub a small amount of cream into the lesion until it disappears. Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with a pliable nonporous film, and seal the edges. If needed, additional moisture may be provided by covering the lesion with a dampened clean cotton cloth before the nonporous film is applied or by briefly wetting the affected area with water immediately prior to applying the medication. The frequency of changing dressings is best determined on an individual basis. It may be convenient to apply triamcinolone ace-tonide cream under an occlusive dressing in the evening and to remove the dressing in the morning (i.e., 12-hour occlusion). When utilizing the 12-hour occlusion regimen, additional cream should be applied, without occlusion, during the day. Reapplication is essential at each dressing change. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.
Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide cream) Cream USP, 0.1% in 15 g (NDC 51672-1282-1), 30 g (NDC 51672-1282-2) and 80 g (NDC 51672-1282-8) tubes.
Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Protect from freezing.
Mfd. by Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 1C1 Dist. by: Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Revised: May, 2005. FDA Rev date:
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/11/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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