Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablets
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For oral use in dogs and cats only
NADA 137-694, Approved by FDA
Triamcinolone acetonide is a highly potent synthetic glucocorticoid and anti-inflammatory agent.1 Its advantage over the older corticoids lies in its ability to achieve equal anti-inflammatory effect with a lower dose.2 3 4 Triamcinolone has very weak sodium-retaining effects and is probably the least electrolyte-retaining compound of the corticosteroid group.2 4 Triamcinolone has a plasma half-life of approximately 300 minutes and is classified as an intermediate acting glucocorticoid, whereas the acetonide salt has a longer duration of action and a higher lipid-water distribution co-efficient.1 2 3 4
Each tablet contains.5 mg of triamcinolone acetonide.
Triamcinolone acetonide is a highly potent glucocorticoid effective in the treatment of inflammation and related disorders in dogs and cats. It is indicated in the management and treatment of acute arthritis and allergic and dermatologic disorders.
Do not use in viral infections. Except for emergency therapy, do not use in animals with tuberculosis, chronic nephritis, cushingoid syndrome and peptic ulcers. Existence of congestive heart failure, diabetes and osteoporosis are relative contraindications.
Dosage and Administration:
The keystone of satisfactory therapeutic management with triamcinolone acetonide, as with other steroids, is individualization of dosage in reference to the severity of the disease, the anticipated duration of steroid therapy and the animal's threshold or tolerance for steroid excess. The prime objective of steroid therapy should be to achieve a satisfactory degree of control with a minimum effective dose.
Recommended Dosage Schedule:
Initial Daily Dosage
Maintenance Daily Dosage
0.25 to 0.5 mg
0.0625 to 0.125 mg
0.5 to 1.0 mg
0.125 to 0.25 mg
1.0 to 2.0 mg
0.25 to 0.05 mg
1.5 to 3.0 mg
0.375 to 0.75 mg
3.0 to 6.0 mg
0.75 to 1.50 mg