Kenalog Spray

Generic Name: Triamcinolone

  • What is Kenalog Spray?

    Kenalog Spray is a topical spray (applied to the skin surface) that is used for the relief of inflammation and itching of the skin.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Kenalog Spray?

    Kenalog Spray is for external use only.

    Kenalog Spray can have a greater effect on children because they are more likely to absorb large amounts of the medicine through the skin. Long-term use can affect the growth and development of children. Talk to your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate after using this medication for a long period of time.

    Do not use Kenalog Spray for any other condition other than that which your doctor has prescribed.

    Contact your doctor if you notice irritation or any skin reactions in the area being treated or if your condition does not improve within two weeks of treatment.

  • Who should not take Kenalog Spray?

    Do not use Kenalog Spray if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Kenalog Spray?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Kenalog Spray. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply to the affected area(s) 3-4 times a day depending on the severity of your condition.

    Children: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child, based on their need.

  • How should I take Kenalog Spray?

    Apply Kenalog Spray exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you see no improvement within two weeks of treatment.

  • What should I avoid while taking Kenalog Spray?

    Contents of the container are under pressure. Do not burn or puncture the aerosol container. Do not use Kenalog Spray near fire, flame, or do not smoke during and immediately following the application.

    Do not use Kenalog Spray in your eyes or as an inhalation.

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area as to be occlusive unless directed by your doctor to do so. In addition, children should not wear tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if the diaper area is being treated.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Kenalog Spray?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Kenalog Spray at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Kenalog Spray?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abnormal hair growth, acne (pimples), burning, dryness, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color, skin inflammation, stretch marks, sweat rash, thinning of your skin layers

  • Can I receive Kenalog Spray if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Kenalog Spray during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Kenalog Spray?

    If you miss a dose of Kenalog Spray, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Kenalog Spray?

    Store at room temperature and away from excessive heat.