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Kenalog 10 Injection

KENALOG®-10 INJECTION
(triamcinolone acetonide) Injectable Suspension, USP

NOT FOR USE IN NEONATES
CONTAINS BENZYL ALCOHOL

For Intra-articular or Intralesional Use Only

NOT FOR INTRAVENOUS, INTRAMUSCULAR, INTRAOCULAR, EPIDURAL, OR INTRATHECAL USE

Kenalog 10 Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Kenalog®-10 Injection (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension, USP) is triamcinolone acetonide, a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid with marked anti-inflammatory action, in a sterile aqueous suspension suitable for intralesional and intra-articular injection. THIS FORMULATION IS SUITABLE FOR INTRA-ARTICULAR AND INTRALESIONAL USE ONLY.

Each mL of the sterile aqueous suspension provides 10 mg triamcinolone acetonide, with sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.9% (w/v) benzyl alcohol as a preservative, 0.75% carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and 0.04% polysorbate 80; sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid may have been added to adjust pH between 5.0 and 7.5. At the time of manufacture, the air in the container is replaced by nitrogen.

The chemical name for triamcinolone acetonide is 9-Fluoro-11β,16α,17,21-tetrahydroxy- pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone. Its structural formula is:

Kenalog®-10 (triamcinolone acetonide) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone injection?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain);
  • problems with your vision;
  • eye swelling, redness, discomfort, or drainage (may be...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/10/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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