Kenalog

(triamcinolone)

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Treats inflamed and itchy skin as well as mouth lesions.

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Kenalog (triamcinolone) effectively treats certain skin inflammation disorders, but should only use for a maximum of 2 weeks at a time.

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Quick facts about Kenalog
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (triamcinolone)

Upsides

  • Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a cheap topical medicine good for treating skin disorders that cause redness and itching.
  • The medicine comes in both medium and high potency options.
  • Compared to oral alternatives, this medication has less side effects only if it is applied sparingly and not used for more than 2 weeks.
  • All forms of Kenalog (triamcinolone), except for the oral paste, are safe to use in children.
  • Pregnant women can use the medicine if approved by the doctor.
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Downsides

  • This medication is for short-term use only, no longer than 2 weeks at a time, otherwise it may lead to complications such as skin thinning and raised blood sugar.
  • Only use Kenalog (triamcinolone) in small amounts for the shortest time to control your symptoms and avoid unwanted side effects.
  • Kenalog (triamcinolone) is not as strong as its alternatives so it may not be as effective for more severe forms of psoriasis or chronic inflammation disorders.
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How it works

Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a topical corticosteroid. It helps treat skin disorders and oral lesions by reducing inflammation, redness, and itch.

Quick facts about Kenalog
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (triamcinolone)

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Dosage forms

  • Spray
  • Cream
  • Kit
  • Lotion
  • Ointment
  • Dental paste
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What to expect when you take Kenalog (triamcinolone) for Oral lesions

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
  • Inflamed skin around the mouth
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Risks and Warnings for Kenalog (triamcinolone)

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  • Kenalog (triamcinolone) can cause skin irritation so if your condition doesn't get better within 10 days after starting the medicine, stop using it and talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Kenalog (triamcinolone)

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Pain
  • You can use dressings if needed along with the cream, ointment, or lotion, but watch out for infections (pain, redness, swelling).