triamcinolone (ophthalmic) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Triesence, Trivaris Intravitreal)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Triesence, Trivaris Intravitreal)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving triamcinolone ophthalmic (Triesence, Trivaris Intravitreal)?
Do not receive a smallpox vaccine or any other "live" vaccine if you are being treated long-term with triamcinolone ophthalmic. Some vaccines may not work as well during treatment with steroid medicine at certain doses. Some vaccines may even cause dangerous side effects when used during steroid treatment. Before you receive any vaccine, talk with the doctor who is treating you with triamcinolone ophthalmic.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroids.
What other drugs will affect triamcinolone ophthalmic (Triesence, Trivaris Intravitreal)?
Many drugs can interact with triamcinolone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Abelcet);
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- insulin or an oral diabetes medication;
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), piroxicam (Feldene), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), quinidine (Quin-G), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nevirapine (Viramune), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), and others;
- medications to treat dementia, such as donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), galantamine (Razadyne), tacrine (Cognex); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with triamcinolone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor can provide more information about triamcinolone ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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