Kenalog Injection (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Customer Reviews

Kenalog Injection

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Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid hormone with a broad spectrum of medical applications that include treating allergic disorders, arthritis, gout, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. Prior to initiating treatment with triamcinolone, discuss its potential risks and benefits, particularly if the medication is intended for epidural injection near the spinal cord. This mode of administration may give rise to rare yet serious side effects. Triamcinolone functions by reducing the body’s immune response to these ailments, thereby mitigating symptoms such as swelling.

Uses and Dosage

Depending on the specific product, this medication may be administered via different routes, including intramuscular injection, intradermal injection into a skin lesion, or intra-articular injection into a joint. Typically, injections are administered by a trained healthcare professional. If self-administration of intramuscular injections is necessary, patients will receive instruction from their healthcare professional on how to properly use the medication.

The site of injection, dosage, schedule, and duration of treatment will depend on the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. This medication should not be injected intravenously or epidurally, nor is it recommended for injection around or into the eye or certain parts of the nose due to the potential for blindness or eye damage.

To receive the maximum benefit from this medication, use it as directed by a physician and follow the prescribed dosing schedule exactly. Patients should not adjust the dose or use the medication for a longer period than prescribed.

Before administering this medication, patients should wash their hands with soap and water. They should also visually inspect the medication for clumpy particles or discoloration, and refrain from using it if either is present.

Prior to each intramuscular injection, patients should clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Rotate the injection site to prevent discomfort or the development of problem areas. To avoid settling of the medication in the syringe, patients should shake the vial before use and immediately administer the prescribed dose after withdrawing it into the syringe.

Patients should be familiar with safe storage and disposal procedures for syringes, needles, and other medical supplies. A pharmacist can provide further guidance on these topics.

Patients who have been using this medication for an extended period of time should not suddenly discontinue use without the approval of their doctor. Discontinuing the medication abruptly may exacerbate certain medical conditions. Symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, and extreme fatigue may require gradual reduction of the dose.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • upset stomach
  • stomach irritation
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • acne
  • increased hair growth
  • easy bruising
  • irregular or absent menstrual periods

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • skin rash
  • swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
  • vision problems
  • cold or infection that lasts a long time
  • muscle weakness
  • black or tarry stool


Prior to using triamcinolone, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have an allergy to it, other corticosteroids (such as methylprednisolone), or any other allergies. This product may contain inactive components that can cause allergic reactions or other complications.

Prior to using this medication, notify your healthcare provider or pharmacist of your medical history, particularly of bleeding disorders, blood clots, bone loss (osteoporosis), diabetes, certain eye conditions, heart problems, high blood pressure, current or prior infections, kidney disease, liver disease, mental or mood disorders, stomach or intestinal issues, seizures, thyroid problems, or mineral imbalances.

This medication may cause dizziness. Consumption of alcohol or marijuana may intensify dizziness. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or undertaking any tasks that require attentiveness until it can be done safely.

The usage of corticosteroid drugs over a long duration can make it harder for your body to react to physical stress. Prior to undergoing surgery or emergency treatment, or if you contract a severe illness/injury, inform your physician or dentist that you are taking this medication or have taken it within the past 12 months.

This medication may conceal indications of infection. It can increase your likelihood of getting infections or worsen any existing infections. Avoid contact with individuals who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.

This medication may cause stomach bleeding. Consistent use of alcohol while using this medication may heighten your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol consumption.

Elderly individuals may be more vulnerable to this drug’s adverse effects, particularly bone loss/pain, stomach or intestinal bleeding, and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).

This medication may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more information. Ensure that your child’s height and growth are regularly assessed by a physician.

Injecting this medication into a muscle is not recommended for children under the age of six. Consult your doctor for more information.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when it is absolutely necessary. It may rarely harm a developing fetus. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who use corticosteroid drugs for an extended period may have hormonal imbalances. Notify your doctor right away if you observe symptoms such as nausea/vomiting that doesn’t cease, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn.

It is unclear whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Kenalog Injection is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Kenalog Injection vial:

    • 5ml


Is Kenalog a strong steroid?

Kenalog is a potent steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body.

How quickly does a Kenalog Injection work?

The injections normally take a few days to start working, although some work in a few hours. The effect usually wears off after a few months.



Additional information

Generic name:

Triamcinolone Acetonide




10mg/mL, 40mg/mL

Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL

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