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Kenalog-40 and/or Equivalents

Drug Related Drug Names
Kenalog-40 40mg/mL and/or Equivalents Kenalog 40, Triamcinolone Acetonide Suspension Vial

Kenalog – 40

Kenalog - 40 Drug Description

Triamcinolone or Kenalog 40 injection is a type of steroid used for treating and preventing inflammations. It is a kind of short term treatment that offers temporary relief from prolonged or severely aggravated pains related to tennis elbow, bursitis or arthritis.

Conditions Treated by Kenalog - 40

Physicians inject Kenalog 40 injection into soft tissues for treating lichen planus, psoriasis, lupus and other skin conditions caused by autoimmune disorders. It is also injected for treating tendon inflammation or joint inflammation that causes epicondylitis, bursitis and arthritis. Some other conditions treated by Kenalog 40 are Berylliosis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, aphthous ulcer, alopecia, allergic rhinitis, adrenocortical insufficiency and Addison’s disease.

Kenalog - 40 Dosage Information

a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations

Initial dosage varies between 100 mg and 2.5 mg each day, but your dosage may be increased by your doctor under life threatening conditions. Your doctor will decide on the dosage depending on your physical condition, response to treatment and the disease you are suffering from. Initially your physician may start out with a 60 mg per day dose that will be injected deep inside your gluteal muscle. After that, he will adjust the dosage in the range of 80 mg to 40 mg depending on your duration of relief and how well you respond. Sometimes 20 mg is sufficient for many patients.

b.) Missing a Dose

If you miss a dose of this injection, you should contact your physician to schedule another appointment.

c.) Overdosing

A healthcare professional will administer the Kenalog 40 injection in a medical environment, so overdosing on this drug is highly unlikely. Even then if you suspect an overdose, contact your provincial poison control centre or rush the patient to the nearest ER.

Kenalog - 40 Warnings

You cannot receive live vaccines while being treated with this medication. Stay away from people with infections or sickness as you may contract the disease yourself due to lowered immune response. To prevent fatalities or life threatening conditions, seek immediate medical intervention if exposed to measles or chicken pox. Steroids can negatively affect a child’s growth and your immune system, reduce your ability for fighting infections, harm your vision and increase your susceptibility to diseases, infections and injuries. Report your intestinal or stomach problems, muscle disorder, thyroid disorder, history of heart ailments including heart attack and history of infections including tuberculosis to your physician before using this treatment. Also report your drug allergies to your doctor.

Kenalog - 40 Side Effects

Some of the less serious side effects of Kenalog 40 are:

Severe side effects which merit immediate medical attention are:

You need immediate emergency medical care if you experience the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction:

This is not a complete list of all side effects reported with the use of Kenalog 40. If you feel ill or uneasy or experience any other bothersome symptom after being injected with Kenalog that is not mentioned in these lists, you should contact your physician.

Kenalog - 40 Drug Interactions

Kenalog 40 is known to interact with as many as 2868 generic and brand name drugs. Following are a few common drug interactions with Kenalog 40:

This is not a complete list of all the drugs that interact with Triamcinolone. You are advised to present your pharmacist or physician with a complete list of all prescription and non prescription over the counter drugs, medications, herbal supplements and concoctions, health supplements, vitamins, minerals, DHA and health products that you consume before using this drug. When corticosteroids are used for a long period of time, your LDL cholesterol levels and serum triglyceride levels may shoot up, which is why, you may require close monitoring if you had been suffering from a pre existing hyperlipidemia. Your physician may have to adjust your dosage to lower your lipid profile. Corticosteroids can also result in increased high blood pressure, fluid retention, hypokalemia and hypernatremia. Patients who are already suffering from or are susceptible to renal dysfunction, congestive heart failure, hypertension or fluid retention problems should exercise caution while using corticosteroid therapy. Physicians may advise them to take potassium supplements and restrict their dietary intake of sodium. Abstain from alcohol while using Kenalog 40. There are also 23 known disease interactions that you should be aware of:

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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Kenalog-40 and/or Equivalents warnings, side-effects and general information