What is Trivaris?Trivaris is an injectable corticosteroid used to treat many different types of allergic conditions and inflammation, including inflammatory conditions of the eyes, joints (e.g., arthritis) and tendons.
What is the most important information I should know about Trivaris?Like other corticosteroids, Trivaris, may suppress your body's immune system and increase the chance of infection. You have a higher risk of developing an infection if you have tuberculosis, a condition called Strongyloides (threadworm) infestation, or are receiving a high dose of corticosteroids.
Long-term use of ophthalmic corticosteroids may result in cataract formation, glaucoma, or elevation of pressure within the eye. When Trivaris is used for more than 6 weeks, your eye pressure should be monitored by a healthcare professional. You should not receive Trivaris if you have an active herpes infection in your eye.
Trivaris should not be given intravenously (into the blood vessel).
Who should not take Trivaris?You should not receive Trivaris if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you have a condition called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (a bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly). Like other corticosteroids, Trivaris should not be used in people with cerebral malaria.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Trivaris?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Trivaris. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a bleeding disorder, a recent or ongoing infection such as tuberculosis or herpes, or if you have recently received a vaccine.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children: The initial dose ranges from 2.5 milligrams (mg) to 100 mg per day depending on the type of condition being treated.
How should I take Trivaris?Trivaris is an injection that will be given by your healthcare provider.
What should I avoid while taking Trivaris?If you are receiving a large dose of Trivaris, you should not receive live vaccines (.e.g., smallpox vaccine). In addition, you should avoid having a skin test to detect allergies, since this drug may interfere with the results.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Trivaris?If Trivaris is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before receiving Trivaris if you are being treated with any of the following: aminoglutethimide, amphotericin B, antibiotics, barbiturates, blood thinners such as warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, digitalis or digoxin, diuretics, estrogens (including oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy), insulin or other diabetes medications, ketoconazole, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, Phenytoin, potassium-depleting drugs, rifampin, and vaccines.
What are the possible side effects of Trivaris?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: cataracts, change in blood sugar metabolism, fluid retention, high blood pressure or high pressure within the eyes, increased appetite, mood changes, weight gain
Can I receive Trivaris if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Trivaris is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before receiving this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Trivaris?Ask your doctor for advice.
How should I store Trivaris?Trivaris will be stored by your healthcare provider.