Kenalog(Triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid used to treat swelling in a number of different disorders such as arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis. It may also be used to treat asthma, allergic reactions, skin problems, chronic pain, and other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Kenalog(Triamcinolone) provided by your doctor. Shake well before using a dose. Kenalog(Triamcinolone) Vial is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or a clinic. This medicine is sometimes used at home as an injection. If you are using this medicine at home, a healthcare professional will provide detailed instructions for its appropriate use. Ask any questions that you may have about this medicine or giving injections. Your doctor may change your prescription to medicine you take by mouth. If this occurs, be sure that you understand the dosing schedule and follow it exactly. Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light.
MISSED DOSE:If you miss a dose of this medicine and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
That may go away during treatment, include acne, nausea, vomiting, changes in appetite, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, headache, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, or sweating. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience rash muscle pain or weakness slow wound healing fever or chills sore throat pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site changes in eyesight changes in mood or seizures. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Do not stop using this medicine without first checking with your doctor. Serious side effects may occur if you suddenly stop using this medicine. Follow the dietary plan as provided by your doctor. Keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while you are using this medicine. Before you have any medical or dental treatments or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. This medicine makes you more susceptible to illnesses, especially if you take it for an extended period of time. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with infection. If you are exposed to chickenpox, measles, or tuberculosis (TB) while taking this medicine or during the 12 months after stopping this medicine, call your doctor. Also report to your doctor any injuries or signs of infection (fever, sore throat, pain during urination, or muscle aches) for up to 12 months after stopping this medicine. Check with your doctor before having any immunizations (vaccinations) while you are using this medicine. Before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes medicines that contain aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine. If you have diabetes and use insulin, this medicine may affect your blood sugar and insulin requirements. Check blood glucose levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your insulin.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for ing an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician,pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone), other skin medicines.