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Triamcinolone extended-release injection

What is this medicine?

TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling and treat pain. This medicine is used to treat arthritis in the knee.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is injected into the joint by a health care professional. After your dose follow your doctor's instructions for your care. Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

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:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • bloody or black, tarry stools

  • changes in emotions or moods

  • changes in vision

  • excessive hair growth on the face or body

  • eye pain

  • increased blood pressure

  • increased joint pain and swelling at site where injected

  • lumpy, thin skin at site where injected

  • signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination

  • rounding of face

  • seizures

  • signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine

  • sores that do not heal

  • stomach pain

  • swelling of ankles, feet, hands

  • trouble sleeping

  • unusual bruising or bleeding

  • unusually weak or tired

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

  • headache

  • increased appetite

  • nausea

  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

  • upset stomach

  • weight gain

What may interact with this medicine?

  • antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS

  • aspirin

  • certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole

  • clarithromycin

  • mifepristone

  • nefazodone

  • other steroid medicines

  • vaccines and other immunization products

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Cushing's syndrome

  • diabetes

  • glaucoma

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, measles, chickenpox, or fungal infection

  • liver disease

  • low levels of potassium in the blood

  • mental illness

  • myasthenia gravis

  • recent heart attack

  • seizures

  • stomach or intestine disease

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name, the type and dose of medicine, and your doctor's name and address.

Do not come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2019 Elsevier