Table of contents:
- pharmachologic effect
- Release form
- Indications for use
- Method of administration and dosage
- Side effects
- Contraindications to the use of Kenalog
- Kenalog: prices in online pharmacies
Video: Kenalog - Instructions For Use, Indications, Doses, Reviews
Instructions for use:
- 1. Pharmacological action
- 2. Release form
- 3. Indications for use
- 4. Method of application and dosage
- 5. Side effects
- 6. Contraindications to use
Prices in online pharmacies:
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Kenalog is a hormonal drug.
Kenalog is a synthetic agent from the group of glucocorticosteroids.
Its active ingredient is triamcinolone, which has an immunosuppressive, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory effect. The difference between triamcinolone and other systemic drugs similar in effect is that it suppresses the production of corticotropin in the pituitary gland, does not affect the water-salt balance, does not retain fluid, sodium in the body. There are reviews about Kenalog, that its diabetogenic effect is insignificant.
Kenalog reduces the level of proteolytic enzymes at the site of inflammation, thus stopping the inflammatory process, suppresses the appearance of antibodies, and reduces the release and secretion of allergic mediators.
Kenalog medicine is produced in different dosage forms, which allows you to choose the optimal treatment regimen: Kenalog tablets containing 4 mg of triamcinolone and Kenalog40 in the form of a suspension for injections in ampoules.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Kenalog is prescribed for: hay fever, chronic diseases of the respiratory tract, accompanied by obstruction (in cases where local treatment has failed), with allergic general and skin diseases, incl. allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, urticaria, conjunctivitis, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, eczematoid and atopic dermatitis.
Good reviews about Kenalog, used in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency, cancer of the blood, prostate gland.
Suspension (Kenalog in ampoules) is administered intra-articularly for such diseases: arthritis, arthrosis, dysfunction of the articular bag, joint dropsy.
Method of administration and dosage
It is advisable to take Kenalog medicine in tablets in the morning.
A dosage of up to 16 mg is drunk at a time, and a dose exceeding 16 mg is taken several times.
Adults begin treatment with a dose of 4-32mg. Patients diagnosed with chronic leukemia can take an increased daily dose of Kenalog to 75 mg. When side effects appear, the amount of Kenalog taken is gradually reduced - by 1-2 mg every three days.
Children after 6 liters take Kenalog according to the instructions - 0.1-0.5 mg per kg per day. The resulting dosage can be taken at one time, can be divided into several doses. The permissible dose for children is no more than 14 mg.
Kenalog 40 (suspension) should not be injected intravenously, only intramuscularly, intraarticularly. Usually 40mg of the drug is administered (one ampoule of Kenalog), only in isolated cases, if necessary, it is allowed to inject 80mg of the drug. For children under 12 liters, the dosage of Kenalog 40 is also calculated based on weight: 0.03-0.2 mg per kilogram per day.
To prevent allergic seasonal diseases, children after 12 years of age and adults are prescribed 40 mg of Kenalog in ampoules one r / year.
If Kenalog needs to be re-entered, it is done not earlier than in 2-4 weeks.
For intra-articular administration, 10-40mg Kenalog 40 is used at a time. When injecting Kenalog into different joints, it is necessary to ensure that the volume of the injected drug does not exceed 80 mg. Re-injection is administered in 3-4 weeks (if necessary).
There are reviews about Kenalog, saying that after its use there were such side effects: digestive disorders, appetite, pancreatic gland function, gastrointestinal ulcers, nausea, flatulence, vomiting, heart rhythm disturbances, increased thrombus formation, hypertension, increased blood clotting, depression, dizziness, sleep disturbances, nervous disorders, headache, paranoia, irritability, tremor, increased intracranial pressure, convulsions, impaired spatial orientation, psychosis.
Also, Kenalog medicine can cause weight gain, deterioration in the production of endogenous hormones by the adrenal glands, glucose uptake, acne rash, stretch marks, pigmented spots, petechiae, poor wound healing, delayed sexual development and growth in children, Itsenko-Cushing's syndrome. After the drug Kenalog, cataracts may develop, the ocular cornea may change, the pressure inside the eye increases, the level of potassium and calcium decreases, the level of sodium in the blood increases, muscle atrophy, bone necrosis, and osteoporosis appear.
Due to intolerance, allergic skin reactions may develop: itching, urticaria. The drug Kenalog, Kenalog 40 is characterized by withdrawal syndrome.
Kenalog in ampoules, which is injected, can cause numbness, pain, burning, and scarring.
Contraindications to the use of Kenalog
According to the instructions, Kenalog is contraindicated in case of individual sensitivity to the drug, children under 6 years old, during lactation, pregnancy, gastrointestinal ulcers, bone diseases, severe injuries, operations, glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, increased tendency to form blood clots, bleeding.
You can not take Kenalog, Kenalog 40 simultaneously with anticoagulants, with Itsenko-Cushing's syndrome, with caution prescribe the remedy to elderly patients, those who have liver pathologies, suffering from hyperthyroidism, hyperlipidemia, with violations of cardiac function, epilepsy, obesity, in immunodeficiency states.
Kenalog: prices in online pharmacies
Kenalog 4 mg tablets 50 pcs.
Kenalog 40 40 mg / ml suspension for injection 1 ml 5 pcs.
Kenalog suspension for injection 40mg / ml 1ml 5 pcs.
Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!