Kenalog-40 (Injection)

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Missed period after Kenalog-40 injection

I had a Kenalog-40 injection on Friday January 13th 2006. In my right sholder do to bursitis. I am on no other meds. My period was do to start on the 12th so I was 1 day late or my 29th cycle day. It has been a week and I have not started. Urine pregn...
by Norma Cohol in Hubbard, Ohio, 01/19/2006

kenalog 40 and liver damage

Can kenalog 40 injections cause liver damage that can become fatal.
by s. mcphie in New York, 10/01/2006

Use of Kenalog-40

My 12 year old son was diagnosed with Vitiligo, and the Dermatologist gave him a shot of Kenalog-40...Why?  He also prescribed Clobetasol 45/LCDO.9 to apply at night.  If this does not help, he would give him phototherapy tratment every othe...
by Lisa Butko in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, 07/29/2009

kenalog injection 80mg for knee pain post arthroscopy

I am a pharmacist who has been standing for 35 years. My right knee began to give out and was painful beginning 3 years ago after a round of golf on Labor day. Dec 2003, I had arthroscopy for removal of a fibrous plica band. Post surgery, less pain, h...
by donna in sacramento, california, 08/19/2006


Hi i just recieved two set of shot in my face of kenalog to decrease inflamation caused by silicone. I now see two depressions in my skin and they seem to be getting biiger. Is there anyway to stop the process. I am so worried it will get noticable bi...
by WENDY in florida, 05/15/2006

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Kenalog-40 (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Kenalog-40 (Injection)

Kenalog-40 (Injection) Medication Classification


Kenalog-40 (Injection) Brandname

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

Kenalog-40 (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-40 (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-40 (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-40 (Injection) Storage

Store Kenalog-40 (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Kenalog-40 (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Kenalog-40 (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-40 (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-40 (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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Kenalog-40 (Injection)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


Erica, Florida - 12/04/2012

I have 3 keloids (one on my chest and two on my back) resulting from chicken pox. I got my first Kenalog 40 injection in February. In August I noticed a small bald spot in my head. Because of the time lapse, I didn't consider the injection as a culprit for the bald spot. So I went to a dermatologist. He injected the bald spot in my scalp with what I thought was biotin (but it caused an indent so I'm wondering if it was actually Kenalog) and treated my 3 keloids with Kenolg 40 in Sept and Oct. My bald spots got worse. I now have 3. I cancelled my Nov Kenalog 40 injection appt and have decided to give myself 6 months to see if the Kenalog was the cause of the bald spot in the first place. I'll keep you posted.

Kenalog-40 (Injection)

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Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: **


jassi, usa - 03/16/2012

i have bad headache and i went to neuro doctor she gave me 4dosage of kenalog once a week ( 4 in a month) my period was always regular today is 31 days , i did not got periods what to do? need head ache is better until now does not know what going to happen ahead really scared

Kenalog-40 (Injection)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Maggie Bain, New York - 10/05/2011

I love kenalog i recieve it once every 5 weeks and it has changed my life around from being housebound due to asthma to being able to do whatever i want! i have had no side effects from it. From the first comment it seems that unfortunatly the person was given it inapproapriately by their healthcare professional (they mentioned that they were allergic to some componants). It is always important to discuss any new treatment with your doctor to make sure that it is suitable for you...but it certinly worked for me XD

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Sally Sheahan, Alton IL USA - 08/05/2011

i agree this stuff is poison. i had 6 weeks of muscle spasms and disrupted sleep. facial hair, increased blood pressure and glucose above the acceptable levels. now my liver levels are sky high and i'm betting it is from this stuff. make sure you ask what you are getting and just say no if it kenalog.

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Elaine , Phoenix, AZ - 04/07/2011

This stuff is poison!! Stay away from it if you've ever had any type of health problems. Don't let your doctor give it to you at all. I am suffering serious side effects since the doctor who gave it to me didn't bother reading the front page of my chart which says what medications I'm on and allergies to medications I have. If she had, she would have known not to give it to me and I wouldn't feel like I'm dying every single day. I've got three more months of hell to live through until this gets out of my system.