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(triamcinolone acetonide) Injectable Suspension 80 mg/mL
TRIVARIS™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 80 mg/mL is a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory action. This formulation is suitable for intravitreal, intra-muscular, and intra-articular use. This formulation is not for intravenous injection. Each syringe of the sterile aqueous gel suspension contains 8 mg triamcinolone acetonide in 0.1 mL (8% suspension) in a vehicle containing w/w percents of 2.3% sodium hyaluronate; 0.63% sodium chloride; 0.3% sodium phosphate, dibasic; 0.04% sodium phosphate, monobasic; and water for injection. TRIVARIS (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) ™ is preservativefree with a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. The chemical name for triamcinolone acetonide is 9αfluoro-11β,16α,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone.
Its structural formula is:
MW 434.50 with a molecular formula of C24H31FO6. 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: 7/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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