Kenalog (Triamcinolone)

What is Kenalog?

Kenalog (generic name Triamcinolone) is classified as a corticosteroid with Triamcinolone as an active ingredient. The component helps to decrease the influence of body chemicals that stimulate inflammation. The medication is prescribed as an effective treatment of inflammation provoked by various conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions and others. Additionally, Kenalog can be applied in other cases not listed in the safety guide. However, the treatment requires thorough doctor’s examination and dose adjustment.


Recommendations for Use

Follow the safety instructions and prescription for a safe and beneficial treatment course. Apply Kenalog as advised by the healthcare provider. Never use the medication in higher or lower doses, or longer than necessary. The topical treatment is not effective against fungal, viral or bacterial infections of the skin.

Before you apply the ointment, wash your hands carefully. Then apply a small amount of the treatment to the treated zone and gently rub the topical into the skin. The drug is for outer use only. Additionally, it should not be applied to the mouth, eyes, face and other sensitive body areas. Let the medication dry off before taking any clothes, bandages and other coverings on it. Never take an increased Kenalog dose to avoid the drug misuse with its consequences. Do not pass the remedy to other patients, even if they have similar symptoms.

Precautions and Contraindications

Never start Kenalog treatment course without previous doctor’s examination and consultation. The treatment should not be applied by patients, who are sensitive to the active ingredients of the medication. Besides, to ensure high safety level of the drug, you should tell the doctor about other health complications that disturb you, including stomach ulcer, diabetes, skin infection, tuberculosis, chicken pox and others. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid the medication intake in order to eliminate possible risks for unborn and nursing children.

Drug Interactions

Striving to benefit from Kenalog course, provide the doctor with detailed information about other pharmaceuticals, both generic and prescription, vitamins, minerals, medical supplements and natural products you are using. Otherwise, you can get undesirable reactions from Kenalog interaction with other drugs you use. Certain medication should never be taken together with this powerful anti-inflammatory treatment, while others just require proper dose adjustment and treatment course management. Ask your doctor about the safety level of Kenalog applications with the following medications, including immunomodulators, immune-modulators, live vaccines, Telaprevir, radioactive iodide, Mifepristone, NSAIDs, Bupropion, Erlotinib, estrogens, antibiotics, Saliculates and others.

Side Effects

As any other potent medication, Kenalog can cause minor reactions, such as skin burning, redness, peeling, itching, blistering skin, stretch marks and others. Such minor side effects will disappear after multiple drug applications. However, call your doctor and get the necessary instructions in case these symptoms get worse and stimulate the occurrence of other more serious complications. Seek emergency medical assistance and stop Kenalog use in case you have got more dangerous side effects, especially allergic reactions, sudden mood changes, insomnia, tiredness, vision disorders, irregular heartbeats, swelling of the face, unreasonable weight gain, etc.