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Triamcinolone (For the teeth or gums)

Treats pain and redness caused by mouth sores or gum problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

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Brand names include
Oralone
Other forms
By injection, Into the nose, On the skin
Drug classes About this
Dental Agent
Combinations including this drug

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Effectiveness and safety of laser photocoagulation plus intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema: a meta-analysis

Bibliographic details: Xu CQ, Ma LJ.  Effectiveness and safety of laser photocoagulation plus intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema: a meta-analysis. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2012; 12(7): 817-821 Available from: http://www.cjebm.org.cn/oa/DArticle.aspx?type=view&id=2012070014

Clinical course and management of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome after co-administration of injected-triamcinolone and ritonavir: a systematic review

Bibliographic details: John G, Ollo D, Meyer P, Herold M, Samer CF, Calmy A.  Clinical course and management of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome after co-administration of injected-triamcinolone and ritonavir: a systematic review. Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals 2013; 5(7): 180-184 Available from: http://omicsonline.org/clinical-course-and-management-of-iatrogenic-cushing-syndrome-jaa.1000086.php?aid=22049

Steroids inserted into the eye versus observation for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion

We aimed to examine the benefits and harms of inserting steroids into the eye for treating macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO‐ME).

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Summaries for consumers

Steroids inserted into the eye versus observation for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion

We aimed to examine the benefits and harms of inserting steroids into the eye for treating macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO‐ME).

Steroids with antiangiogenic properties for treating neovascular age‐related macular degeneration

Neovascular age‐related macular degeneration (AMD) is associated with rapid loss of vision due to abnormal growth of blood vessels in the macula. Corticosteroids that reduce this growth of blood vessels have been tested for treatment of such vision loss. This review included three trials evaluating two different types of steroids, triamcinolone acetonide and anecortave acetate, for the treatment of neovascular AMD. The findings across the three trials, which included a total of 809 participants, were consistent with no evidence of benefit, in terms of preventing vision loss, with antiangiogenic steroids compared with placebo or photodynamic therapy. Based on available evidence, there is little benefit of steroids with anti‐angiogenic properties in the treatment of neovascular age‐related macular degeneration.".

Systemic corticosteroids for acute gout

‐ there is no precise information about side effects and complications. Only a minority of the patients treated with the steroid oral prednisolone reported minor side effects.

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