triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste (Kenalog Orabase, Oralone)

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GENERIC NAME: triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste


DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Kenalog Orabase, Oralone in the US

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste is a prescription medicine used to treat painful lesions in the mouth. Triamcinolone is commonly used in various conditions and is available in oral, nasal, injectable, topical, ophthalmic injection, and spray preparations. Triamcinolone was first approved by the FDA in 1957.

Like other corticosteroids, triamcinolone has anti-inflammatory and antipruritic (anti-itch) properties. Corticosteroids are natural substances produced by the adrenal glands located adjacent to the kidneys. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory properties. Corticosteroids prevent release of chemicals that cause inflammation.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Triamcinolone acetonide dental paste is used to provide temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with lesions in the mouth. It is usually prescribed along with other medicines.

SIDE EFFECTS: Use of triamcinolone acetonide dental paste may cause some local side effects such as

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • dryness, and
  • peeling where it is applied.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2015

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