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Kenalog Aerosol Solution

Generic Name: Triamcinolone (TRYE-am-SIHN-oh lohn)Brand Name: Kenalog

Kenalog Aerosol Solution is used for:

Reducing itching, redness and swelling associated with many skin conditions.

Kenalog Aerosol Solution is a corticosteroid. The exact way that it acts against most causes of inflammation is not known, but it is thought to slow or stop the chemicals in the body that cause the inflammation (eg, redness, swelling, irritation).

Do NOT use Kenalog Aerosol Solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Kenalog Aerosol Solution

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Kenalog Aerosol Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Kenalog Aerosol Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a skin infection, measles, thinning of the skin, tuberculosis (TB), a positive TB skin test, chickenpox, shingles, or have recently had a vaccination

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Kenalog Aerosol Solution. Because little, if any, of Kenalog Aerosol Solution is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Kenalog Aerosol Solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Kenalog Aerosol Solution:

Use Kenalog Aerosol Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands after applying Kenalog Aerosol Solution, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Shake well before each use. Hold the container 3 to 6 inches (8 to 15 cm) from the infected area and spray lightly.
  • Do not wrap or otherwise cover the treated area with bandages or wear tight-fitting clothing unless specifically directed by your doctor. Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on children using Kenalog Aerosol Solution in the diaper area.
  • If you miss a dose of Kenalog Aerosol Solution, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Kenalog Aerosol Solution.

Important safety information:

  • Kenalog Aerosol Solution is for external use only. If you get Kenalog Aerosol Solution in your eyes, immediately flush with cool tap water.
  • Do not use Kenalog Aerosol Solution for other skin conditions at a later time or for longer than prescribed.
  • Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Kenalog Aerosol Solution.
  • Kenalog Aerosol Solution should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Kenalog Aerosol Solution while you are pregnant. It is not known if Kenalog Aerosol Solution is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Kenalog Aerosol Solution, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Kenalog Aerosol Solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild, temporary stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurry vision;changes in menstrual cycle; easy bruising; excessive hair growth; impaired wound healing; itching, burning, redness, or swelling of the skin not present before using Kenalog Aerosol Solution; mental or mood changes; moon face; muscle weakness; osteoporosis; rise in body temperature; skin thinning; tiredness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Kenalog Aerosol Solution may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Kenalog Aerosol Solution:

Store Kenalog Aerosol Solution at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep Kenalog Aerosol Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Kenalog Aerosol Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Kenalog Aerosol Solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Kenalog Aerosol Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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