Kenalog 10 Injection
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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 (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:
What are the possible side effects of triamcinolone injection?
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...
What are the precautions when taking triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension (Kenalog 10 Injection)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., methylprednisolone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: untreated active fungal infections.
If your have a certain bleeding disorder (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), consult your doctor before injecting this medication into a muscle.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems,...
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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