Kenalog-10 (Injection)

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Kenalog side effects and how does it help strained muscles?

i have been getting trigger point inj in my neck every tues for the past 3 weeks. he does them in increments like this. using kenalog. how is this suppose to help my stiff neck? it has worked. but will it last? also i read the side effects such as wei...
by susie seitz in dayton ohio, 01/24/2006

epidural kenalog should I continue motrin?

I just received epidural kenalog for bulging disc pain.  I feel great  ,so should I continue anti inflammatory drugs?
by james kelley in asheville,nc, 08/14/2007

Shelf life of Kenalog-10 and Kenalog-40

Need the exact shelf life of Kenalog-10 and Kenalog-40 Injections (in respect to Months)
by Venkatesh in Bangalore, India, 02/05/2007

Kenalog side effect?

I had a kenalog shot and 24 hours later I had a red (rash or flushing)over both cheeks and nose. It was quite warm to touch. I do not have a fever or itching but I sure look strange like a patchy sunburn!! Does this happen with kenalog and how soon wi...
by Sally in Phoenix, Arizona, 03/01/2006

Migraines and Kenalog injections?

Can a Kenalog injections affect migraines? I suffer from migraines, but have experienced more frequent migraines and some "painless" migraines affecting my vision since the injection. I received the shot for allergies instead of migraines. I have the ...
by Melissa, 11/17/2005

Kenalog-10 (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Kenalog-10 (Injection)

Kenalog-10 (Injection) Medication Classification


Kenalog-10 (Injection) Brandname

Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40, Triam-Forte, Triamcot, Aristocort Forte, Clinacort, Aristocort, Aristospan

Kenalog-10 (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Triamcinolone (trye-am-SIN-oh-lone) Treats inflammation, certain types of arthritis, and many other medical problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Kenalog-10 (Injection)

D o not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to triamcinolone. You should not use triamcinolone if you have a fungal infection.

How Should You Use Kenalog-10 (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine may be given into the buttocks, upper arm, thigh, or other large muscle. This is called an IM, or intramuscular (in-tra-MUSS-cue-lar) injection.
  • This medicine may be given into a joint such as a knee or shoulder. This is called an intraarticular (in-tra-are-TIC-you-lar) injection.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Kenalog-10 (Injection) Storage

Store Kenalog-10 (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Kenalog-10 (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Kenalog-10 (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking insulin, diuretics (water pills), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin, Coumadin®, or estrogen.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots).

Kenalog-10 (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using triamcinolone, let your doctor know if you have liver or thyroid problems, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, or herpes simplex that affects your eyes.
  • Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin.
  • It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are receiving triamcinolone. Avoid crowded places or being near people who are sick.
  • If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are taking triamcinolone.

Kenalog-10 (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Unexplained fever, sore throat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Fluid retention, weight gain
  • Restlessness, anxiety, mood changes
  • Sweating
  • Redness of the face
  • Easy bruising, small purple spots on your skin
  • Thinning skin, acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Irregular menstrual periods

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Stephanie, Napa, CA - 03/22/2012

I just received a shot in my left buttock for skin inflammation. I am noticing less irritation and general relief from open skin lesions. This medication was injected due to an immune response similiar to an alergy. I highly recommend the injection as opposed to the topical form if you can't reach these affected areas or administer the topical for various reasons. The dermatologist said it is long-acting and works for about three weeks.