Kenalog-10 (Triamcinolone Acetonide)

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Triamcinolone Acetonide Information

TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. This medicine is used to treat allergies, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, and many other conditions.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -Cushing's syndrome -diabetes -glaucoma -heart disease -high blood pressure -infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, measles, chickenpox, or fungal infection -liver disease -low levels of potassium in the blood -mental illness -myasthenia gravis -osteoporosis -recent heart attack -seizures -stomach or intestine disease -thyroid disease -an unusual or allergic reaction to triamcinolone, corticosteroids, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding

This medicine is injected by a health care professional. After your dose follow your doctor's instructions for your care. Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

This does not apply.

-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS -aspirin -certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole -clarithromycin -mifepristone -nefazodone -other steroid medicines -vaccines and other immunization products

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name, the type and dose of medicine, and your doctor's name and address. You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor. Do not come in contact with people who have chickenpox or the measles while you are taking this medicine. If you do, call your doctor right away.

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -black, tarry stools -changes in emotions or moods -changes in vision -eye pain -increased blood pressure -increased joint pain and swelling at site where injected -lumpy, thin skin at site where injected -signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination -rounding of face -seizures -signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine -slow growth in children (if used for longer periods of time) -sores that do not heal -stomach pain -swelling of ankles, feet, hands -trouble sleeping -unusual bleeding or bruising -unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body -unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -headache -increased appetite -nausea -pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected -upset stomach -weight gain

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from temperatures below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep in the original container. Store vial upright. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Solution for injection