Triamcinolone Dental Paste
What is this medication?
TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) treats and relieves discomfort caused by mouth sores. It works by decreasing inflammation in the mouth. It belongs to a group of medications called topical steroids.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Kenalog in Orabase, Oralone
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- Any active infection
- Stomach or intestine disease
- An unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
This medication 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 care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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 medication?
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. Tell your care team if your symptoms do not start to get better or get worse. Do not use any leftover medication at a later date without first checking with your care team. This medication can make some conditions worse.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Pain, irritation, or ulcers in the mouth at application site
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
- Irritation at application site
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medication?
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 medication after the expiration date.
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.
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