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

  • Medical Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

What is triamcinolone-dental, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

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.

What brand names are available for triamcinolone-dental?

N/A

Is triamcinolone-dental available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for triamcinolone-dental?

Yes

What are the side effects of triamcinolone-dental?

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

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • dryness, and
  • peeling where it is applied.

Other side effects reported include

  • peri-oral dermatitis,
  • allergic contact dermatitis,
  • maceration of the oral mucosa,
  • secondary infection, and
  • atrophy of the oral mucosa.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2015

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