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Trivaris (Triamcinolone Acetonide Intravitreal) - Summary

 
 



TRIVARIS SUMMARY

TRIVARIS™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 80 mg/mL is a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory action. This formulation is suitable for intravitreal, intramuscular, and intra-articular use. This formulation is not for intravenous injection.

Ophthalmic Use

TRIVARIS™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 80 mg/mL is indicated for:

  • sympathetic ophthalmia,
  • temporal arteritis,
  • uveitis, and
  • ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.
Intramuscular Use

Where oral therapy is not feasible, TRIVARIS™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 80 mg/mL is indicated for intramuscular use as follows:

Allergic states: Control of severe or incapacitating allergic conditions intractable to adequate trials of conventional treatment in asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis, serum sickness, transfusion reactions.

Dermatologic diseases: Bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, exfoliative erythroderma, mycosis fungoides, pemphigus, severe erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome).

Endocrine disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency (hydrocortisone or cortisone is the drug of choice; synthetic analogs may be used in conjunction with mineralocorticoids where applicable; in infancy, mineralocorticoid supplementation is of particular importance), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia associated with cancer, nonsuppurative thyroiditis.

Gastrointestinal diseases: To tide the patient over a critical period of the disease in regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis.

Hematologic disorders: Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, pure red cell aplasia, selected cases of secondary thrombocytopenia.

Miscellaneous: Trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement, tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block when used with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy.

Neoplastic diseases: For the palliative management of leukemias and lymphomas.

Nervous system: Acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis; cerebral edema associated with primary or metastatic brain tumor, craniotomy, or head injury.

Renal diseases: To induce diuresis or remission of proteinuria in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome or that due to lupus erythematosus.

Respiratory diseases: Berylliosis, fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy, idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonias, symptomatic sarcoidosis.

Rheumatic disorders: As adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in acute gouty arthritis; acute rheumatic carditis; ankylosing spondylitis; psoriatic arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (selected cases may require low-dose maintenance therapy). For the treatment of dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Intra-articular Use

The intra-articular or soft tissue administration of TRIVARIS™ (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 80 mg/mL is indicated as adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in acute gouty arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis.


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Published Studies Related to Trivaris (Triamcinolone Intravitreal)

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).

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.

Changes in macular sensitivity after reduced fluence photodynamic therapy combined with intravitreal triamcinolone. [2011.03]
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the course of macular sensitivity (MS) following treatment with reduced fluence photodynamic therapy (RPDT) versus standard photodynamic therapy (SPDT) in combination with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, and to investigate the correlation between MS and angiographic outcomes... CONCLUSIONS: With regard to MS, RPDT + IVTA did not show significant benefits over SPDT + IVTA at 12 months. Macular sensitivity correlated well with angiographic outcomes. (c) 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2009 Acta Ophthalmol.

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Clinical Trials Related to Trivaris (Triamcinolone Intravitreal)

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).

Efficacy Study of Triamcinolone and Bevacizumab Intravitreal for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema [Recruiting]

Treatment of Early Nasal Polyposis With Topical Triamcinolone [Recruiting]

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