Kenalog 10 IM Injection (Triamcinolone acetonide) is a prescription medication used to treat joint pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation in the affected parts of the body. Kenalog is also used to treat allergic disorders like asthma, hormone problems, blood disorders, rheumatic fever, and certain problems associated with the digestive system, kidneys, skin, or lungs. The active ingredient in Kenalog is Triamcinolone acetonide. Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation and relieving itching and skin redness.
We currently offer the brand Kenalog 10IM Injection from Canada manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb in the strength of 10mg/ml injection vials. The generic Triamcinolone acetonide is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Kenalog. The most common side effects of Kenalog may include the following:
• Increased risk of infection;
• Injection site pain, redness or swelling;
• Reactions at the injection site
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Mental health problems such as suicidal thoughts, mood changes, feeling irritable, mania, etc;
• Signs of an allergic reaction such as breathing difficulties, itching, swelling of the face, lips, or throat
These are not all of the side effects of Kenalog. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not receive Kenalog if you are allergic to Triamcinolone acetonide or any ingredient in Kenalog. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are diabetic;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a family history of glaucoma;
• Have any mental health disorders;
• Have any cancer;
• Have had a recent joint infection;
• Have high blood pressure;
• Have kidney problems;
• Have myasthenia gravis;
• Have osteoporosis
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Kenalog and other medicines, including ritonavir, aspirin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, warfarin, ciclosporin, etc. Avoid digoxin, phenytoin, rifampicin, or nefazodone with Kenalog 10IM injection. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if Kenalog will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is unknown if Triamcinolone acetonide passes into breast milk or if it may affect a nursing infant. Discuss the benefits and risks of using this medication when breastfeeding. Use Kenalog precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Kenalog 10IM injection is an injection administered into the large muscles of the buttock and not into the upper arm or thigh. The medicine should not be given into a vein. Your doctor will administer this injection. If you are giving yourself this injection, your doctor will teach you how to administer it properly. Avoid overusing your joint after receiving a Kenalog injection, even if you feel better. The joint will still need to recover from the inflammation that caused your symptoms. Your doctor may advise you to eat more protein if you are receiving a Kenalog injection long-term. Eating enough protein will help reduce the gradual weight loss that can sometimes occur with long-term treatment. Treatment with steroids should be as short as possible and should not be stopped abruptly. Repeated injections may damage your joints for a long period. Do not store Kenalog 10IM injection above 250C; do not let it freeze. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Check out our latest Blog Post
The Hidden Perils of Your Desk Job: Can Sitting Raise Dementia Risk?