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Topical Corticosteroids (Genesis®, Dermacool®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Ear & Skin
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Corticosteroids, such as triamcinolone and hydrocortisone, are used topically to treat inflammation and allergic reactions of the skin in dogs. If a bacterial infection is present, appropriate antibiotic treatment should be given. If ingested, or given at high doses or for prolonged periods of time, side effects related to the triamcinolone may be seen. The most common effect is an increase in the amount of drinking and urinating. Less commonly you may see an increased appetite and weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes. Avoid contact with the eyes. Adverse reactions and toxicities are unlikely if used according to directions.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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