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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Kenalog (Triamcinolone)


Kenalog (Triamcinolone)

Prescription Required

1% 5g in Orabase Dental Paste

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Generic Equivalent - Kenalog (Triamcinolone)

Prescription Required

0.025% 15g Cream
0.025% 80g Cream
0.10% 15g Cream
0.10% 30g Cream
0.10% 80g Cream
0.50% 15g Cream

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  • Product Details


    Kenalog is a prescription topical corticosteroid medication used to treat the itching and swelling that come with inflammation-based skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, rashes and skin allergies. It works by limiting the number of prostaglandins and leukotrienes released during and helps the immune system avoid overstimulation and causing inflammation. This medication comes in 3 different strengths - 0.50%, 0.10%, and 0.025% - and your doctor will write you a prescription based on their assessment on how much relief you need.


    Rub onto affected skin areas twice a day, or as indicated in your prescription. Continue until improvements are seen with skin.


    The active ingredient in Kenalog generic is Triamcinolone.

    Fact Table




    AU, US FDA


    Greater than 90%

    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    2.7 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    5g Dental Paste (1 tube)


    Consult a doctor



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code

    A01AC01, C05AA12, D07AB09, H02AB08, R01AD11, R03BA06, S01BA05





    Routes of administration

    By mouth, topical, intranasal, intramuscular, intra-articular, intra-synovial


    Tell your doctor if you have any history of poor blood circulation or immune system problems before beginning on Kenalog.

    Tell your doctor if your have surgery scheduled any time in the next 3 months before beginning on this medication.

    Use of this medication may slow a child's growth rate if used over a long period of time. Children should only use this medication if approved by their doctor.


    Possible drug interaction risks exist between Kenalog and other Rx medications, including oral corticosteroids like Prednisone or drugs that suppress the immune system like cyclosporine. Be sure to inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving your prescription and proceeding to buy Kenalog cream.

    Side Effects

    Kenalog side effects are rare, but some individuals may experience burning, itching, irritation, or dryness when this medication is applied onto skin. If Kenalog side effects are seen, you should stop use and talk to your doctor again regarding other inflamed skin relief options.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Kenalog (Triamcinolone)

    What is Kenalog (Triamcinolone)?

    Kenalog is a brand name for triamcinolone, a corticosteroid medication used to treat various inflammatory conditions.

    What is Kenalog used for?

    It is commonly used to treat skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. Additionally, it may be used to treat conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and certain eye conditions.

    Are there any side effects of Kenalog?

    Yes, side effects can include skin thinning, blistering, burning, itching, or irritation at the application site, and more. Systemic side effects can occur with injections, such as elevated blood sugar, insomnia, and mood changes.

    How long does it take for Kenalog to work?

    The effect can be noticed within hours to days after administration, depending on the condition being treated.

    Can I use other medications while on Kenalog?

    Always inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs, as there may be potential interactions.

    What should I do if I miss a dose?

    If you're on a dosing schedule and you miss a dose, apply or take it as soon as you remember. If it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double up.

    How should I store Kenalog?

    Store it at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze the product.

    Is it safe to use Kenalog long-term?

    Long-term use, especially of high doses, can lead to side effects. Always use the medication as directed by your healthcare provider and attend regular check-ups.

    Are there any alternatives to Kenalog?

    There are other corticosteroids and treatments available depending on the condition. It's essential to discuss alternatives with your healthcare provider.

    How should I apply the Kenalog cream or ointment?

    Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the area and rub it in gently. Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5548

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