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Kenalog-40

Generic Name: triamcinolone topical (trye am SIN oh lone)
Brand Names: Cinolar, Kenalog, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Trianex, Triderm
Kenalog (triamcinolone) treats inflammation caused by allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Includes Kenalog side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Kenalog contains Triamcinolone, a corticosteroid. Triamcinolone reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. Kenalog topical is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic Reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form of Triamcinolone (Kenalog Orabase) is used to treat mouth ulcers. Kenalog topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Use Kenalog exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Learn more

Kenalog-40 Side Effects

Kenalog Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about triamcinolone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Kenalog.

For the Consumer

Applies to triamcinolone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, triamcinolone topical (the active ingredient contained in Kenalog) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking triamcinolone topical:

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)

Some side effects of triamcinolone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • softening of the skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to triamcinolone topical: mucous membrane paste, topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, blistering or peeling not present prior to therapy, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin and oral mucosa, secondary infection, atrophy of the skin and oral mucosa, striae, and miliaria

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Kenalog-40 (www.drugs.com/kenalog.html).