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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Kenalog (Overview)

Kenalog is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
194 Doctors shared insights

Kenalog (Overview)

Kenalog is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

How dangerous would a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection be?

Minimal: If the kenalog (triamcinolone) is to be used for a joint injection and the injection is done under sterile conditions, there is little danger for the kenalog (triamcinolone) injection. It also be given as an injection intramuscularly to reduce inflammatory symptoms and again is not typically dangerous. Diabetics might see a rise in glucose levels for a short time. ...Read more

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Can kenalog (triamcinolone) be used if im allergic to animals?

Yes, but think twice: Injections of the steroid kenalog (triamcinolone) are no longer considered standard of care for the treatment of allergies, especially allergic rhinitis. See an allergist for current treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kenalog (triamcinolone) 40mg inj to start to work?

Almost immediately: Nts, very quickly-2-3days. For skin lesions longer, since new tissue need be formed. New tissue need be formed! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using kenalog (triamcinolone) injections to relieve lower back pain?

Usually minimal if: Usually none/minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush sensation/redness of skin can occur. Rarely, aseptic necrosis of bone can occur. Fat necrosis at local site of injection as well is possible or local nerve injury. Via epidural route, possible spinal headache or aseptic or chemical meningitis. ...Read more

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How long kenalog (triamcinolone) stay in system?

Kenalog (triamcinolone): The half life of Kenalog (triamcinolone) is 1.6-9 hours. But it takes about 5 half lives to remove 99% of the drug. ...Read more

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Will kenalog (triamcinolone) injectons interfere with my birth control?

Will kenalog (triamcinolone) injectons interfere with my birth control?

No: Kenalog (triamcinolone) does not interact with hormonal birth control. Having said that the use of kenalog (triamcinolone) to control allergies is something that should only be done by an allergist. There are typically better ways to control allergies that work better and are safer. ...Read more

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How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe to use in scalp and for how long?

How much kenalog (triamcinolone) spray is safe to use in scalp and for how long?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) Spray: A two-second application, which covers an area approximately the size of the hand, delivers an amount of triamcinolone acetonide needed for the scalp. You can use the spray twice a day for 30 days then stop for one week and repeat if necessary. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

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Decided to take a kenalog-40 shot, when should I get the shot?

Try to avoid Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is not an allergy shot, but rather a corticosteroid. As such it has significant side effects that are cumulative. The more steroid injections you get the greater the risks of permanent, possibly life threatening injections. They also do not cure symptoms rather cover them up. With multiple, effective other therapeutic options oral/injectable steroids should be reserved for severe reactions. ...Read more

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How long kenalog (triamcinolone) stay in system?

Kenalog (triamcinolone): The half life of Kenalog (triamcinolone) is 1.6-9 hours. But it takes about 5 half lives to remove 99% of the drug. ...Read more

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