April 24, 2014
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Oracort

(triamcinolone dental paste)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

01964054 ORACORT DENTAL PASTE 0.1%

How does Oracort work? What will it do for me?

Triamcinolone belongs to the class of medications called corticosteroids. Triamcinolone dental paste is used to treat inflamed mouth sores and mouth sores caused by injury. It is applied directly to the affected areas of the mouth. It acts by decreasing inflammation and protecting the damaged area from further injury.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Oracort?

Apply this medication 2 or 3 times daily, preferably after meals. At least one application should be at bedtime so that the medication can be in contact with the lesion overnight.

To apply, press a small dab (about 6 mm) to the lesion until a smooth, slippery, thin film develops. You may need to apply a larger amount to cover larger lesions. Do not rub it in. For best results, apply enough dental paste to just coat the lesion with a thin film. If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days, call your doctor.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to apply this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Oracort come in?

Each gram of dental paste contains triamcinolone acetonide 1 mg (0.1%) in a protective emollient vehicle. Nonmedicinal ingredients: gelatin, pectin, and sodium carboxymethylcellulose in a polyethylene and mineral oil gel base.

Who should NOT take Oracort?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to triamcinolone dental paste or any ingredients of this medication
  • have fungal, viral, or bacterial infections of the mouth or throat

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