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Triesence (Triamcinolone Acetonide Ophthalmic) - Summary

 
 



TRIESENCE SUMMARY

TRIESENCE™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory action. Each mL of the sterile, aqueous suspension provides 40 mg of triamcinolone acetonide, with sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.5% (w/v) carboxymethylcellulose sodium and 0.015% polysorbate 80. It also contains potassium chloride, calcium chloride (dihydrate), magnesium chloride (hexahydrate), sodium acetate (trihydrate), sodium citrate (dihydrate) and water for injection. Sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid may be present to adjust pH to a target value 6 – 7.5.

Ophthalmic Diseases

TRIESENCE™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 40 mg/mL is indicated for:

  • sympathetic ophthalmia,
  • temporal arteritis,
  • uveitis, and
  • ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.
Visualization during Vitrectomy

TRIESENCE™ is indicated for visualization during vitrectomy.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Triesence (Triamcinolone Ophthalmic)

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.

Intravitreal triamcinolone prior to laser treatment of diabetic macular edema: 24-month results of a randomized controlled trial. [2011.05]
PURPOSE: To report the 24 months outcomes from a clinical trial of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) plus laser versus laser treatment only in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Prospective, double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four eyes of 54 participants were entered into the study, with 42 eyes randomly assigned to receive IVTA plus laser and 42 randomly assigned to receive laser treatment alone. Primary end point data were available for 71 (84.5%) eyes at 24 months, with last visual acuity observation carried forward for the remaining eyes... CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with IVTA plus laser resulted in a doubling of improvement in vision by 10 letters or more compared with laser only over 2 years in eyes with DME, but is associated with cataract and raised intraocular pressure. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Expanded 2-year follow-up of ranibizumab plus prompt or deferred laser or triamcinolone plus prompt laser for diabetic macular edema. [2011.04]
OBJECTIVE: To report expanded 2-year follow-up of a previously reported randomized trial evaluating intravitreal 0.5 mg ranibizumab or 4 mg triamcinolone combined with focal/grid laser compared with focal/grid laser alone for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Multicenter, randomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 854 study eyes of 691 participants with visual acuity of 20/32 to 20/320 (approximate Snellen equivalent) and DME involving the fovea... CONCLUSIONS: The expanded 2-year results reported are similar to results published previously and reinforce the conclusions originally reported: Ranibizumab should be considered for patients with DME and characteristics similar to those of the cohort in this clinical trial, including vision impairment with DME involving the center of the macula. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection versus incision and curettage for primary chalazia: a prospective, randomized study. [2011.04]
PURPOSE: To compare treatment outcomes of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injection with incision and curettage (I&C) for primary chalazia. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial... CONCLUSIONS: Intralesional TA injection is as effective as I&C in primary chalazia. Injection may be considered as an alternative first-line treatment in cases where diagnosis is straightforward and no biopsy is required. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Clinical Trials Related to Triesence (Triamcinolone Ophthalmic)

Safety Study of Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Acetonide Via Microneedle to Treat Uveitis [Active, not recruiting]
This study is designed to determine the safety and tolerability of a single microinjection of triamcinolone acetonide (TRIESENCE) into the suprachoroidal space (SCS) of patients who have non-infectious uveitis.

Will the Use of Triesence During Glaucoma Surgery Provide Lower Eye Pressure and Improve the Results of the Surgery? [Completed]
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.

Intralesional Steroids in the Treatment of Alopecia Areata [Recruiting]
Alopecia areata is a common form of hair loss which reportedly occurs in up to 1. 7% of the population at some time in their life. Alopecia areata is apparently triggered when the individual's own immune system attacks hair follicles on the scalp or body resulting in hair loss ranging from single patches on the scalp (patch type alopecia areata) to loss of every hair on the scalp and body (alopecia universalis). Currently, there are limited treatment options for alopecia areata and unfortunately, the treatments utilized have never been rigorously tested in a placebo controlled trial. Triamcinolone (Kenalog) is a steroid solution that has been used as treatment for alopecia areata for over 50 years. It is administered via injection into the scalp and appears to have some efficacy for patients with mild to moderate alopecia areata. We currently do not have objective data on the frequency of occurrence of successful regrowth, the duration of response or the incidence of side effects. In addition, there is disagreement between clinicians regarding the dose of intralesional triamcinolone (IL TAC) that is considered most effective. This study aims to determine the frequency of response to treatment with 3 concentrations of IL TAC, 2. 5mg/ml, 5mg/ml or 10mg/ml as well as the duration of response and incidence of side effects compared to treatment with placebo (sterile saline solution). After the 1st 6 months non or partial responders may be treated for 6 months with open label triamcinolone at the dose deemed appropriate by the investigator. We will also perform skin biopsies of the scalp and draw blood at selected time points in order to examine the immunohistochemical/pathological response in scalp hair follicles and the systemic circulation to treatment with IL TAC for alopecia areata.

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.

Relationship to Dose of Triamcinolone Acetonide and Methylyprednisolone to Improvement in Subacromial Bursitis [Recruiting]
It is currently unknown whether or not the improvement in pain and function related to a "steroid shot" for shoulder pain due to subacromial bursitis is important. This study seeks to determine whether 20 mg or 40 mg of either triamcinolone or methylprednisolone significantly affect improvement in shoulder pain 6 weeks after injection.

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