What is Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste)?

Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste) is a corticosteroid used to treat painful lesions in the mouth. Like other corticosteroids, Oralone 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. 

Common side effects of Oralone include:

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

Other side effects of Oralone include:

The risk for drug interactions with Oralone and other medications is relatively low. Since Oralone dental paste is used topically and for short durations, clinically significant blood absorption is not thought to occur. 

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Oralone in pregnant women, so the risk of birth defects in humans is not known. Oralone dental paste should only be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. 

It is unknown if oral application of Oralone results in detectable secretions into breast milk. To avoid unwanted adverse effects in the nursing infant, Oralone dental paste should be used cautiously by breastfeeding women.

What are the important side effects of Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste)?

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:

Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste) side effects list for healthcare professionals

The following local adverse reactions may occur with corticosteroid-containing dental pastes:

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • dryness,
  • blistering or peeling not present prior to therapy,
  • perioral dermatitis,
  • allergic contact dermatitis,
  • maceration of the oral mucosa,
  • secondary infection, and
  • atrophy of the oral mucosa.

For more information on potential effects of systemic absorption, see the product information.

What drugs interact with Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste)?

No information provided.

Summary

Oralone (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste) is a corticosteroid used to treat painful lesions in the mouth. Like other corticosteroids, Oralone has anti-inflammatory and antipruritic (anti-itch) properties. Common side effects of Oralone include burning, itching, irritation, dryness, and peeling where it is applied. Other side effects of Oralone include rash around the mouth, allergic contact dermatitis, lesions in the mouth, secondary infection, and atrophy of the oral mucosa. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Oralone in pregnant women, so the risk of birth defects in humans is not known. It is unknown if oral application of Oralone results in detectable secretions into breast milk.

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Medically Reviewed on 5/1/2020
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