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Product Description

Triamcinolone Acetonide is a glucocorticoid. It is incredibly potent and effective in treating inflammation and associated problems, working to manage and treat dermatologic and allergic disorders and acute arthritis.

Tablets are sold individually.

What is Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet?

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.

Who is Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet for?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet?

Features of Triamcinolone Acetonide:
  • Safe for cats or dogs
  • Treats a variety of allergic and immune disorders, including colitis, asthma, arthritis, skin reactions, allergic reactions, and more
  • Works to prevent inflammation, which leads to itchiness and other irritations of the skin

How does Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet work?

Glucocorticoids not only inhibit the early phases of the inflammatory process (edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilation, migration of leukocytes into the inflamed area and phagocytic activity) but also the later manifestations (capillary proliferation, fibroblast proliferation and deposition of collagen). The exact mechanism is not known, but the glucocorticoids obviously suppress normal tissue response to injury and alleviate symptoms from many conditions. As with other adrenal steroids, triamcinolone acetonide has been found useful in alleviating the pain and lameness associated with acute localized arthritic conditions and generalized arthritic conditions. Glucocorticoids have been used successfully to treat traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and generalized arthritic conditions in dogs.


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Active ingredient(s):

Triamcinolone Acetonide

How is Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet sold?

Sold Per Tablet in strengths of 0.5 mg or 1.5 mg

What are the side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet?

  • Triamcinolone Acetonide, like other corticosteroids, can cause metabolic alteration or adverse reactions with prolonged or intensive treatment in diabetic animals. It can increase the requirement of insulin in pets with diabetes mellitus.
  • Negative balance of nitrogen can occur, especially in animals requiring protracted maintenance therapy.
  • Polyuria or polydipsia can occur with frequent treatment or high doses. Likelihood of these symptoms decreases if the treatment course is brief, and if reappearance of these symptoms is ruled out prior to repeat therapy. If polyuria or polydipsia do occur, treatment should be resumed at lower doses.
  • SGPT and SAP enzyme elevations are possible, as are diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, anorexia, or weight loss.
  • Anaphylactoid reactions are possible.
  • Cushing's syndrome can occur with repeated or prolonged steroid treatment.

What special precautions are there?

  • Corticosteroid use can cause inhibited production of endogenous steroids, which can persist for weeks after drug withdrawal. Patients recently withdrawn from or currently receiving corticosteroid treatment should be administered rapid-acting corticosteroids prior to, during, and following unusually stressful situations.
  • If infection occurs, it should be controlled using proper antibacterials, or triamcinolone administration should be withdrawn.
  • Not for use in humans.
  • This product is an anti-inflammatory steroid, which manifests low sodium-retaining activity. Due to the nature of the medication, the most frequently-reported early indication of hydrocortisone or cortisone overdose (such as body weight increase because of retained fluid) is not reliable for diagnosing overdosage. Recommended dosages should never be exceeded. Any animal on triamcinolone acetonide must be closely supervised by a veterinarian.
  • Triamcinolone has inhibitory effects on fibroplasia. Therefore, this medication can mask infection symptoms and increase infecting organism dissemination. Any animal on triamcinolone must be monitored for signs of intercurrent infections.
  • Experimental and clinical testing have shown that parenterally- or orally-administered corticosteroids can cause first-stage parturition if administered during the last trimester of a pregnancy. It can cause premature parturition, which is often followed by metritis, retained placenta, fetal death, and dystocia. Corticosteroids administered to pregnant rodents, rabbits, and dogs have caused cleft palates in offspring. Other types of potential congenital anomaly in offspring include anasarca, phocomelia, and deformed forelegs.
  • Unless administered as emergency treatment, this medication should not be administered to animals with osteoporosis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, peptic ulcers, cushingoid syndrome, chronic nephritis, or tuberculosis.
  • Never use to treat a viral infection.
  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablet?

Keep stored at room temperature

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


Use as directed by your Veterinarian. 

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.
The initial suppressive dose level of 0.5-1.0 mg per 10 pounds of body weight daily should be administered until a satisfactory clinical response is obtained, a period not to exceed 14 days. If a satisfactory response is not obtained in 14 days, re-evaluation of the case to confirm the original diagnosis should be made. As soon as a satisfactory clinical response is obtained, the daily dose should be reduced gradually, either to termination of treatment in the case of acute conditions (e.g., seasonal asthma, dermatitis, acute ocular inflammations) or to the minimal effective maintenance dose level in the case of chronic conditions (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis). Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency following withdrawal may persist for several days, weeks or years. Some cases have resulted in death. To minimize the adverse effects from withdrawal or reduction in dosage, cautiously decrease dosage in a gradual manner. In dogs, dosing in the morning may also be beneficial in minimizing effects because nocturnal pituitary/adrenal activity will be less inhibited. In chronic conditions, and in rheumatoid arthritis especially, it is important that the reduction in dosage from initial to maintenance dose levels be accomplished slowly. The maintenance dose level should be adjusted from time to time as required by fluctuation in the activity of the disease and the animal’s general status. Maintenance dosage levels of 0.125-0.25 mg per 10 pounds of body weight daily are recommended. Accumulated experience has shown that the long-term benefits to be gained from continued steroid maintenance are probably greater the lower the maintenance dose level. In rheumatoid arthritis in particular, maintenance steroid therapy should be at the lowest possible level.

Important: In the therapeutic management of animals with chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, triamcinolone should be regarded as a highly valuable adjunct, to be used in conjunction with but not as a replacement for standard therapeutic measures.

Recommended Dosage Schedule:

Body Weight   Initial Daily Dosage   Maintenance Daily Dosage
5 lbs                    0.25 to 0.5 mg             0.0625 to 0.125 mg
10 lbs                  0.5 to 1.0 mg                0.125 to 0.25 mg
20 lbs                  1.0 to 2.0 mg                 0.25 to 0.50 mg
30 lbs                  1.5 to 3.0 mg                0.375 to 0.75 mg
60 lbs                  3.0 to 6.0 mg                 0.75 to 1.50 mg

Main Ingredients

Triamcinolone Acetonide in 0.5 mg or 1.5 mg strengths

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