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- n. A synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H27FO6, used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of allergic and respiratory disorders.
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- n. A certain synthetic corticosteroid.
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- n. a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent
However, some ophthalmologists have treated patients with eye injections of an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid called triamcinolone, though its effectiveness had not been tested in a clinical trial.
It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone
Although this study suggests that intravitreal injection of steroids such as triamcinolone acetonide may be useful in treating DME, further clinical trials are required to confirm this finding.
Other drugs taken occasionally or briefly may cause temporary flushing; they include the antibiotic rifampin (Rifadin), the immunosuppressant cyclosporine (Sandimmune), the erectile drug sildenafil (Viagra), and the steroid triamcinolone (Aristocort).
These submissions were based on clinical trials that showed gouty arthritis patients treated with ACZ885 at the time of an attack experienced superior pain relief at 72 hours and a significant reduction in the risk of new attacks over six months, compared to patients treated with the injectable steroid, triamcinolone acetonide TA1.
Interestingly, HA combined with betamethasone did not demonstrate synergistic effects, whereas previous studies indicated that HA combined with another corticosteroid, triamcinolone, does.
Many of these medications are based on one of the three major cortisol subtypes that consist of prednisolone, dexamethasone, and triamcinolone.
The third group got laser therapy plus injections into the eye of triamcinolone, a
Intrathecally, triamcinolone acetonide (TCA) was suggested to have neuroprotective efficacy on infarction volume in acute focal cerebral ischemia in rats.
The DRCR Network investigators studied 854 eyes (691 participants) at 52 clinical centers across the United States, and compared four treatment modalities: ranibizumab plus prompt laser treatment, ranibizumab plus deferred laser treatment (provided at 24 weeks or later, if indicated), a coritcosteroid (triamcinolone) eye injection plus prompt laser treatment, or prompt laser treatment alone.
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