Corticosteroid-Inhalers (Azmacort®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid that can be used in an inhaler as a treatment for asthma. Dosage depends on the product used. Your veterinarian may recommend starting at a higher dose and then reducing the dose. The most common side effects are increased drinking and urination. Your pet may have more "accidents" and need to go outside or use the litter box more often. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences black tarry stools, blood in the stool, muscle loss, weakness, thin skin, a poor hair coat, or a "pot-belly" while being treated with corticosteroid inhalers. Do NOT abruptly stop treatment with corticosteroid inhalers.

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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.

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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