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Azmacort Inhalation (Triamcinolone Acetonide Inhalation) - Summary

 
 



SUMMARY

Triamcinolone acetonide, USP, the active ingredient in Azmacort® Inhalation Aerosol, is a corticosteroid.

Azmacort Inhalation Aerosol is indicated in the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy. Azmacort Inhalation Aerosol is also indicated for asthma patients who require systemic corticosteroid administration, where adding Azmacort may reduce or eliminate the need for the systemic corticosteroids.

Azmacort Inhalation Aerosol is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Azmacort Inhalation (Triamcinolone)

COPD, Asthma May Up Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2014.11.20]
A population-based study showed a significantly higher incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medscape Medical News

Pioneering research aims to reduce asthma deaths in the UK
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Leading researcher Dr. Andrew Wilson from the University of East Anglia has been awarded £1.

Heart attack an elevated risk for patients with active asthma
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Patients with active asthma - such as any use of asthma medications, and unscheduled office or emergency visits for asthma - are at a twofold risk of having a heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic...

Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.18]
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Source: MedicineNet Heart Attack Specialty [2014.11.17]
Title: Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 11/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Azmacort Inhalation (Triamcinolone)

Comparison of the efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide and 5-fluorouracil tattooing for the treatment of keloids. [2012]
for treatment of keloids... CONCLUSION: 5-FU tattooing was more effective than intralesional TAC for the

Intravitreal triamcinolone versus laser photocoagulation as a primary treatment for diabetic macular oedema - a comparative pilot study. [2011.11.23]
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular oedema is the leading causes of blindness. Laser photocoagulation reduces the risk of visual loss. However recurrences are common and despite laser treatment, patients with diabetic macular oedema experienced progressive loss of vision. Stabilization of the blood retinal barrier introduces a rationale for intravitreal triamcinolone treatment in diabetic macular oedema. This study is intended to compare the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the macular oedema index (MEI) at 3 month of primary treatment for diabetic macular oedema between intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) and laser photocoagulation... CONCLUSIONS: IVTA demonstrates good outcome comparable to laser photocoagulation as a primary treatment for diabetic macular oedema at three months post treatment. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN05040192 (http://www.controlled-trial.com).

Adding Triamcinolone to Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Blockade Does Not Reduce Pain in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis. [2011.09.22]
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus blockade (EUS-CPB) for painful chronic pancreatitis (CP) is uncertain. Triamcinolone is often mixed with bupivacaine to lengthen the analgesic effect. We investigated whether addition of triamcinolone increases and lengthens pain relief compared with EUS-CPB with only bupivacaine... CONCLUSIONS: Triamcinolone does not increase pain relief or lengthen the effects of EUS-CPB. Copyright (c) 2011 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Effects of intracameral triamcinolone and gentamicin injections following cataract surgery. [2011.07]
CONCLUSION: Intracameral injections of triamcinolone acetonide and gentamicin appear to be a promising treatment option for the control of post-operative inflammation following cataract surgery.

Randomized trial evaluating short-term effects of intravitreal ranibizumab or triamcinolone acetonide on macular edema after focal/grid laser for diabetic macular edema in eyes also receiving panretinal photocoagulation. [2011.06]
PURPOSE: To evaluate 14-week effects of intravitreal ranibizumab or triamcinolone in eyes receiving focal/grid laser for diabetic macular edema and panretinal photocoagulation... CONCLUSION: The addition of 1 intravitreal triamcinolone injection or 2 intravitreal ranibizumab injections in eyes receiving focal/grid laser for diabetic macular edema and panretinal photocoagulation is associated with better visual acuity and decreased macular edema by 14 weeks. Whether continued long-term intravitreal treatment is beneficial cannot be determined from this study.

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Clinical Trials Related to Azmacort Inhalation (Triamcinolone)

A Pilot Study of Peribulbar Triamcinolone Acetonide for Diabetic Macular Edema [Completed]
The study involves the enrollment of patients over 18 years of age with diabetic macular edema involving the center of the macula who have not already been given maximal laser treatment.

Patients with one study eye will be randomly assigned (stratified by prior laser) with equal probability to one of five treatment groups:

1. Focal laser photocoagulation (modified ETDRS technique)

2. Posterior peribulbar injection of 40 mg triamcinolone (Kenalog)

3. Anterior peribulbar injection of 20 mg triamcinolone

4. Posterior peribulbar injection of 40 mg triamcinolone followed after one month by laser

5. Anterior peribulbar injection of 20 mg triamcinolone followed after one month by laser

For patients with two study eyes (both eyes eligible at the time of randomization), the right eye (stratified by prior laser) will be randomly assigned with equal probabilities to one of the five treatment groups listed above. If the right eye was assigned to laser only, then the left eye will be assigned to one of the four triamcinolone groups above with equal probability (stratified by prior laser). If the right eye was assigned to receive triamcinolone, then the left eye will receive laser only.

Triamcinolone acetonide will be the corticosteroid utilized in this study. The triamcinolone acetonide preparation to be used is Kenalog. Kenalog is manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for intramuscular use for a variety of indications. Peribulbar injections of Kenalog have been used for a wide variety of ocular conditions, particularly uveitis and post-cataract extraction cystoid macular edema, for many years.

Two different triamcinolone regimens will be assessed in the study: 40 mg injected posteriorly and 20 mg injected anteriorly. There is no indication of which treatment regimen will be better. Although the injection behind the eye is more common than the injection near the front of the eye, the injection near the front of the eye has less risk of injuring the eye. However, it is possible that the injection near the front of the eye may increase eye pressure more frequently. Little is known about which of the two injections decreases macular edema and improves vision more often.

Patients enrolled into the study will be followed for three years and will have study visits 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 8 months and annually after receiving their assigned study treatment. For the first 8 months of the study, patients should only be retreated with their randomized treatment. However, if the patient's visual acuity has decreased by 15 letters or more, then any treatment may be given at the investigator's discretion. After completion of the 8-month visit, treatment is at investigator discretion.

The primary objective of this study is to obtain estimates of efficacy and safety outcomes for each of the treatment groups. These estimates will provide a basis for the sample size estimation and hypothesis generation in a phase III trial.

Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Versus Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema [Active, not recruiting]
The study involves the enrollment of patients over 18 years of age with diabetic macular edema. Patients with one study eye will be randomly assigned (stratified by visual acuity and prior laser) with equal probability to one of the three treatment groups:

1. Laser photocoagulation

2. 1mg intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection

3. 4mg intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection

For patients with two study eyes (both eyes eligible at the time of randomization), the right eye (stratified by visual acuity and prior laser) will be randomly assigned with equal probabilities to one of the three treatment groups listed above. The left eye will be assigned to the alternative treatment (laser or triamcinolone). If the left eye is assigned to triamcinolone, then the dose (1mg or 4 mg) will be randomly assigned to the left eye with equal probability (stratified by visual acuity and prior laser).

The study drug, triamcinolone acetonide, has been manufactured as a sterile intravitreal injectable by Allergan. Study eyes assigned to an intravitreal triamcinolone injection will receive a dose of either 1mg or 4mg. There is no indication of which treatment regimen will be better.

Patients enrolled into the study will be followed for three years and will have study visits every 4 months after receiving their assigned study treatment. In addition, standard of care post-treatment visits will be performed at 4 weeks after each intravitreal injection.

Adrenal Function and Use of Intralesional Triamcinolone Acetonide 10 mg/mL (Kenalog-10) in Patients With Alopecia Areata [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to see whether treating alopecia areata with injections of the corticosteroid, Triamcinolone acetonide 10mg/cc (Kenalog-10), has an impact on the adrenal glands.

Will the Use of Triesence During Glaucoma Surgery Provide Lower Eye Pressure and Improve the Results of the Surgery? [Recruiting]
The investigators hypothesize that intracameral Triesence during glaucoma surgery will provide lower intraocular pressure through better control of ocular inflammation, thus leading to a more successful filtering procedure.

Intraocular Bevacizumab Compared With Intraocular Triamcinolone in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to investigate the change in macular edema and the absolute change in visual acuity following intravitreal administered injections of Bevacizumab (Avastin«) compared with Triamcinolone (Volon A«) in patients with clinical significant diabetic macular edema.

The investigators monitor the change in macular edema measured with standard optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the absolute change in visual acuity analyzed by standardized charts according to the protocol used in the Early Retreatment in Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS).

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