Kenacort Injection (Triamcinolone 40mg/ml)
Triamcinolone is used to treat inflammation and allergies of the skin, nose or respiratory tract such as psoriasis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, breathing disorders and certain types of cancer.
How it works?
Triamcinolone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticoste***ds. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.
What is Triamcinolone?
Triamcinolone is an adrenocortical st**d drug which inhibits the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is available as a tablet or an injection.
The tablet is used to heal nasal allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, or runny nose caused by seasonal allergies or hay fever.
The injection on the other hand is administered into the joint space to treat inflammation of the joints or tendons or to treat arthritis, tennis elbow, or bursitis. It is normally given only a short term treatment of a severe or extreme episode.
This drug may also be given for treatment no listed above.
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or planning to breast feed
- have any recent heart surgery
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Have Diverticulitis
- Have liver disease
Tell your doctor if you:
- Having a condition called Phenylketonuria (especially a child)
- Have kidney problems
- Have epilepsy
- Have severe bladder infection
- Have bleeding or blood clotting disorders
- Have stomach ulcers or ulcerative colitis
How to take Triamcinolone?
Use triamcinolone medication strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Don’t alter the prescribed limit of dosage in any situation.
In case of triamcinolone tablets, take it orally with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Your doctor will give you the frequency of taking it.
For triamcinolone injections, it is administered into a joint or soft tissue.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Don’t ever miss a traimcinolone dose but if you skip a dose due to uncontrollable reasons, take the skipped dose as soon as your remember. Don’t take the skipped dose if it is already time for the next dose.
What if I overdose?
An overdose of traimcinolone may not be dangerous or life threatening but it should not be overdosed for any reasons. Long term intake of triamcinolone overdose can cause symptoms like skin thinning, easy bruising, fat deposition changes (location and shape), more acne and facial hair, irregular menstruation, impotence, or loss in libido.
Triamcinolone Side Effects
While many people may not experience any side effects due to triamcinolone that may not be the case with you. Get immediate medical help if you witness any of these serious and life threatening conditions: swelling in lips, mouth, face, or throat; breathing difficulty, skin hives; lethargy; nausea; appetite changes; weight changes; fever; chills; body aches; flu symptoms; easy bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness; worryingly high blood pressure; seizures; muscle pain or tenderness; strong depression or changes in mood; irregular heart beat; white spots or sores inside your nose, mouth or lips; vision problems like eye pain, blurred vision, or halos.
Some less serious and common side effects of triamcinolone are: burning, stinging, or bleeding in the nose; sneezing after medicine intake; cough; sore throat; runny nose; watery eyes; headache; dizziness; vomiting; or changed taste or smell which seems unpleasant.
The list of above side effects is not a complete one and there may be other effects not listed above. Contact your doctor right away if you feel the effects are serious.
Interaction with other drugs
These drugs may interact with traimcinolone so let your doctor know if you are using these medications or treatment already: contraceptive pills; hormone replacement therapy; blood thinner like warfarin; cyclosporine; insulin or diabetes drugs; isoniazid (for TB); rifampin; seizure medications; some antibiotics; aspirin or other non st**dal anti inflammatory drugs; cancer medicine; basiliximab; muromonab-CD3; other st**ds; azathioprine; mycophenolate mofetil; efalizumab. This list of drugs is non exhaustive and there may be other drug interactions. Share your drugs usage and medical history with your doctor for proper prescription.
- Kenacort injection should not be used in patients hypersensitive to any component present in this formulation
- Do not use this drug, if the patient is pregnant, it may cause birth defect to the unborn child.
- This drug should not be given to children, who are below 6 years of age
- Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
- Do not receive a “Live” Vaccine while you are taking triamcinolone. Vaccines may not work as well while you are taking a st**d
- Do not stop using triamcinolone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
- Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
- Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is Triamcinolone safe in pregnancy?
Triamcinolone may cause harm to the fetus. Hence, it is not advisable to take it in pregnancy without consulting your doctor.
Q. Is triamcinolone an antibiotic/sulfa/st**d drug?
Triamcinolone is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug. It is a st**d
Q. Is triamcinolone available or sold over the counter?
No. Triamcinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is Triamcinolone the same as Daktarin/Kemakort/ Lanacort?
Kemakort, Kemakort, Retard are names of triamcinolone available in the market. Daktarin is the brand name of miconazole, while Lanacort is the brand name of the drug Hydrocortisone acetate.
Q. Is Triamcinolone safe?
Yes. Triamcinolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Kemakort and what is it used for?
Kemakort is the brand name of triamcinolone. It is used to treat various skin, throat, eye, blood and bone infections, asthma and certain types of cancer.
Q. Is triamcinolone safe for babies?
No. Triamcinolone is not safe for babies and in children below 6 years of age.
Q. Does triamcinolone cure ringworm infection/acne/impetigo/tinea versicolor or thrush?
Triamcinolone is not effective in the treatment of ringworm, acne, impetigo, tinea versicolor or thrush. However, it helps in reducing the inflammation caused by these conditions.
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