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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
194 Doctors shared insights

Kenalog (Overview)

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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 effective are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections for keloids?

How effective are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections for keloids?

Very: The use of corticosteroids is well establish for the treatment of keloids. Multiple injections may be needed over time. ...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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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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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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How long does Kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 injection stay in your system?

Injected WHERE?: Injected into muscle it lasts about 1 month. Injected into a joint it lasts longer. It is not possible to be any more exact about duration of therapeutic activity in a joint. ...Read more

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I think I have a dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

I think I have a dent in my butt after a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

Possible: A side effect of kenalog (triamcinolone) and other steroids can be atrophy or loss of tissue just below the skin where the injection was given. Steroids that are injected can also cause a loss of pigment to the skin where the injection was given. These are not common problems but they can occur. ...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 is the difference between kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and 40? I need it for a small cyct. Thanks

Kenalog (triamcinolone): The 40 has 40 mg of kenalog (triamcinolone) per cc in it. The 10 has 10mg of Kenalog (triamcinolone) per cc in it. ...Read more

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How long after an intramuscular Kenalog injection until the medication and/or its effects are completely cleared from the body?

2-3 weeks: This depends in part on how much you got. So if you know the side effects from her flushing those go away fairly quickly it depends what you're getting the Kenalog for ...Read more

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How long do the effects of an intramuscular Kenalog injection typically last? How long before the medication is totally cleared from the body?

Two weeks: Is a guestimate. Possibly longer.
Kenalog is not a drug of abuse nor does it have many side effects, so wondering why you are concerned about total body clearance?
You can look up patient information for Kenalog online. ...Read more

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Is abnormal fat distribution a side effect of a Kenalog injection? More likely with longterm use/multiple doses or just as likely w/single shot?

LONG TERM: Use of steroids may result in abnormal fat distribution ie: "Cushings" syndrome. Kenalog is a steroid.....This does NOT occur with a single shot!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase edible?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase: This is used as an oral bandage to treat or cover sores/ulcers in the mouth. Swallowing small amounts used in this manor is not harmful. ...Read more

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Tell me kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects: Kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects are similar to all cortisone side effects such as ulcers, high blood pressure, diabetes and the list goes on. ...Read more

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What are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

What are the major kenalog (triamcinolone) side effects?

Better, safer option: Can affect blood sugar, blood pressure, fluid retention, weight gain, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, destruction of shoulder and/or hip, candida infections, increase risks of other infections, decrease tumor surveillance. ...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 a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection stay in your body? I am having horrible side effects that i'd love to go away!

6 weeks: A intra-lesional steroid injection can be absorbed more systemically but should be cleared in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Had bilateral Kenalog inj, 3 days ago in lower back. In horrible pain since. Feel it in upper back. Is this normal? What happened? What should I do?

Kenalog for what?: Answering the reason you had the Kenalog injection. The problem that you were injected for may just be in these other locations. Would be surprised the injection would cause this pain in other areas. It depends which are underlying diagnosis is. ...Read more