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Kenalog Spray

Kenalog Spray Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Kenalog Spray (triamcinolone acetonide) is a topical corticosteroid indicated for the relief of itching due to skin irritation. Kenalog is available as a generic drug termed triamcinolone and other names. Some side effects seen with use of Kenalog Spray can include burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.

Kenalog Spray comes in two sizes, a 63 and 100 mg can in strength of 0.147 mg per gram. Directions for use of the spray can are provided on the label. Kenalog Spray may be applied to any area of the body, though care should be taken to see that the eyes are covered, and that inhalation of the spray is avoided when sprayed about the face. Severe side effects include severe skin rash, short of breath, difficulty swallowing and skin with pus drainage (skin infections). There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids like Kenalog Spray. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Topically applied corticosteroids should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time. It is not known if the use of Kenalog Spray is detectable in breast milk. Caution should be exercised when topical corticosteroids are administered to a nursing woman. Kenalog spray should be used cautiously in children because of a larger skin surface area to body weight ratio makes them more susceptible to adrenal suppression , Cushing's syndrome, and intracranial hypertension, all of which have been reported in children receiving topical corticosteroids.

Our Kenalog Spray Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Kenalog Spray FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings (reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence): burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, andmiliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Kenalog Spray (Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol)


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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