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Medalone Cream

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Manufacturer: Med-Pharmex

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE CREAM USP

ANADA # 200-275, Approved by FDA.

For Topical Use on Dogs Only

CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Description

Medalone Cream provides 1 mg triamcinolone acetonide per gram (0.1%) in a vanishing cream base containing propylene glycol, cetostearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, white petrolatum, sorbitol solution, glyceryl monostearate, polyethylene glycol monostearate, simethicone, sorbic acid and purified water.

ACTIONS: Medalone Cream is a corticosteroid that provides prompt relief of itching, burning, inflamed skin lesions by virtue of its anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and anti-allergic effects.

Medalone Cream Indications

Medalone Cream is indicated for topical treatment of allergic dermatitis and summer eczema in dogs.

Contraindications

Medalone Cream should not be used ophthalmically.

Warnings

Medalone Cream is indicated for use on dogs only. Do not use Medalone Cream on animals which are raised for food production.

Absorption of triamcinolone acetonide through topical application on the skin and by licking does occur. Therefore, dogs receiving Medalone Cream therapy should be observed closely for signs of polydipsia, polyuria and increased weight gain, particularly when used over large areas or for extended periods of time.

Clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or by injection to animals may induce the first stage of parturition if used during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta and metritis.

Additionally, corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits and rodents during pregnancy have resulted in cleft palate in offspring. Corticosteroids administered to dogs during pregnancy have also resulted in other congenital anomalies including deformed forelegs, phocomelia and anasarca.

Precautions

If local infection exists, suitable concomitant antimicrobial therapy should be administered. If favorable response does not occur promptly, application of Medalone Cream should be discontinued until the infection is adequately controlled by appropriate measures. Avoid ingestion. Oral or parenteral use of corticosteroids, depending on dose, duration and specific steroid, may result in inhibition of endogenous steroid production following drug withdrawal.

Side Effects

SAP and SGPT (ALT) enzyme elevations, polydipsia and polyuria have occurred following parenteral or systemic use of synthetic corticosteroids in dogs. Vomiting and diarrhea (occasionally bloody) have been observed in dogs.

Cushing’s Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy.

Dosage and Administration

Apply Medalone Cream by rubbing into the affected areas two to four times daily for 4 to 10 days.

How Supplied

Medalone Cream is supplied in 7.5 gram and 15 gram tubes.

Storage

Store at room temperature; avoid freezing. Do not store above 30°C (86°F).

March, 2000

Med-Pharmex, Inc., Pomona, CA 91767

NAC No.: 10270061

MED-PHARMEX, INC.
2727 THOMPSON CREEK ROAD, POMONA, CA, 91767-1861
Telephone:   909-593-7875
Fax:   909-593-7862
Website:   www.med-pharmex.com
Email:   egbert@medpharmex.com
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