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Triamcinolone Acetonide Lotion 0.025% and 0.1% are indicated for relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply the 0.025% Triamcinolone Acetonide Lotion to the affected area two to four times daily, Rub in gently.
Apply the 0.1% Triamcinolone Acetonide Lotion to the affected area two to 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 lotion into the lesion until it disappears.Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with 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 Acetonide Lotion 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 lotion 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 Lotion USP, 0.025%;plastic squeeze bottles containing
60 mL...................NDC 0168-0336-60
Triamcinolone Acetonide Lotion USP, 0.1%;plastic squeeze bottles containing
60 mL...................NDC 0168-0337-60
Store at room temperature; avoid freezing.
E.Fougera & Co., a division of Altana Inc. Melville, New York 11747. R10/02. FDA Rev date: 4/21/2003
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/26/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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