triamcinolone topical (generic name)

Triacet (brand name)

It is used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth
(trye am SIN oh lone)
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What is this medicine?

TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth. It helps treat and relieve mouth sores that are not caused by herpes.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any active infection
  • diabetes
  • stomach or intestine disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is applied to sore places in the mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the paste after meals and at night. Use a cotton swab to press a small amount of paste on the area to be treated to form a smooth film. Do not rub the paste into the area or try to spread it because it will become crumbly and gritty. Do not use more often than prescribed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or get worse. Do not use any leftover medicine at a later date without first checking with your doctor or health care professional. This medicine can make some conditions worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • blistering or signs of infection in the mouth
  • burning or increased inflammation in the mouth

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • minor irritation

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: February 27, 2009
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