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Triamcinolone Acetonide (Generic) Tablets: Anti-Inflammatory for Pets


Why has my veterinarian prescribed Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Triamcinolone acetonide is a corticosteroid, a type of medication prescribed to relieve inflamed areas of the body. This medicine may also be used to treat arthritic conditions and to decrease swelling, redness, itching, and allergic conditions. Your veterinarian may prescribe this medicine for other conditions.


How do I give Triamcinolone Acetonide?


  • Give Triamcinolone Acetonide to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Give this medication with food.
  • If Triamcinolone Acetonide is prescribed as a liquid, measure the dose carefully.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.
  • DO NOT stop giving your pet Triamcinolone Acetonide unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need.




If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once. Contact your veterinarian if you miss giving doses two or more days in a row.


How do I store Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide?

Your pet may experience an upset stomach. If this happens, give the medicine with meals.


Side effects may include: excessive thirst, urination, or ingestion of food. Also your pet may experience panting, drowsiness, weakness, hair loss, weight loss, lack of appetite, diarrhea. If these effects continue and become troublesome, contact your veterinarian.


Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Triamcinolone Acetonide may interact with: triamcinolone acetonide: bacteriostatic antibiotics, amphotericin B, furosemide, thiazide diuretics, salicylates, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, insulin, cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, estrogens, and mitotane.


Live attenuated-virus vaccines should generally not be given to animals receiving Triamcinolone Acetonide.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Triamcinoclone Tablets for Pets by following the link below:

Triamcinolone Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Triamcinoclone Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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Triamcinolone Acetonide Tablets' Drug Label for veterinary reference opens in a new window.