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(triamcinolone acetonide) Injectable Suspension 40 mg/mL
TRIESENCE® (triamcinolone acetonide) Injectable Suspension 40 mg/mL is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory action. Each mL of the sterile, aqueous suspension provides 40 mg of triamcinolone acetonide, with sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.5% (w/v) carboxymethylcellulose sodium and 0.015% polysorbate 80. It also contains potassium chloride, calcium chloride (dihydrate), magnesium chloride (hexahydrate), sodium acetate (trihydrate), sodium citrate (dihydrate) and water for injection. Sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid may be present to adjust pH to a target value 6 - 7.5.
The chemical name for triamcinolone acetonide is 9-Fluro- 11β, 16α, 17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17- acetal with acetone. Its structural formula of C24H31FO6 is:
Triamcinolone acetonide occurs as a white to cream-colored, crystalline powder having not more than a slight odor and is practically insoluble in water and very soluble in alcohol.
What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone injection?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain);
- problems with your vision;
- eye swelling, redness, discomfort, or drainage (may be...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/5/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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