Kenalog (Triamcinolone Topical Aerosol Solution)

Name: Kenalog (Triamcinolone Topical Aerosol Solution)

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Kenalog?

  • If you have an allergy to triamcinolone or any other part of Kenalog (triamcinolone topical aerosol solution).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Kenalog with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Kenalog?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
  • Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
  • If you use Kenalog too often, your skin problem may become worse.
  • This medicine may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
  • Do not breathe in the vapors.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
  • Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
  • Skin irritation.
  • Fever.
  • Change in eyesight.
  • Burning.
  • Dry skin.
  • Swelling.
  • Change in color of skin.
  • Thinning of the skin.

How do I store and/or throw out Kenalog?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Protect from heat or open flame.
  • Do not puncture.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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