Kenalog 40 Injectable Suspension, 40 mg/mL, 10-mL Multi-Dose Vial

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Description

Kenalog -40 Injection (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension, USP) is a steroid veterinarians prescribe to treat allergic reactions such as inflammation, swelling, itching or other reactive conditions in dogs and cats. It can also be used to treat acute or chronic pain caused by trauma or injuries.

Uses

Kenalog-10 Injection (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension, USP) is indicated as adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in acute gouty arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis.

Possible Side Effects

Possible side effects may include allergic reactions (labored breathing, hives, etc), increased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, increased intake of water, increased urination, and decreased immune system.

Drug & Food Interactions

The following drug interactions have either been reported or are theoretical in humans or animals receiving triamcinolone and may be of significance in veterinary patients: Amphotericin B, analgesics, anticholinestearase, aspirin, barbbiturates, bupropion, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, and digoxin. Contact your veterinarian for a full list.

Precautions

There may be decreased resistance and inability to localize infection when corticosteroids are used. Infection with any pathogen (viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan, or helminthic) in any location of the body may be associated with the use of corticosteroids alone or in combination with other immunosuppressive agents.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    178052
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Generic Name
    Triamcinolone Acetonide
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Kenalog
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Product Form
    Injectable, Suspension
  • Health Condition
    Allergies, Pain, Joint Pain/Arthritis
  • Drug Type
    Anti-inflammatory, Steroid / Corticosteroid
Ingredients
Ingredients

Each mL of the sterile aqueous suspension provides 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide, with 0.66% sodium chloride for isotonicity, 0.99% (w/v) benzyl alcohol as a preservative, 0.63% carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and 0.04% polysorbate 80. Sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid may be present to adjust pH to 5.0 to 7.5.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

The initial dose of Kenalog-10 Injection for intra-articular administration may vary from 2.5 mg to 5 mg for smaller joints and from 5 mg to 15 mg for larger joints, depending on the specific disease entity being treated.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperature, 68°F to 77°F, protect from temperatures below 68°F. Store vial in carton to protect from light. Store vial upright.

FAQ

What is Kenalog?

Kenalog contains the drug triamcinolone acetonide a glucocoticoid can be used for the treatment of inflammation and related disorders. It is also can be used for the management and treatment of acute arthritis, and allergic and dermatologic disorders.

How is this medication given?

Kenalog is administered via intramuscular injection.

When should I stop giving my pet this medication?

Do not stop therapy abruptly without veterinarian's guidance as serious side effects could occur.

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