Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide)
What is Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide) used for?
Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide) is a topical medication prescribed to treat mouth sores or ulcers caused by injury to the gums or mouth. The ointment is a corticosteroid that operates by reducing swelling and inflammation to relieve pain and irritation caused by these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide) to get the best results from treatment. It is normally administered two to four times each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands with soap and water before use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Put a thin amount of medication onto your finger and gently apply it to the affected area. It is not necessary to rub the ointment into the gums as it will be absorbed on its own. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the medication from contacting areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have prior to beginning use to prevent any unexpected problems from appearing.
What are the side effects of Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide)?
Some patients using Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide) may experience side effects such as:
Immediately stop using the medication and inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction including hives, unusual swelling, or trouble breathing.
Never consume or swallow Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide). Do not use the medication on sores caused by tuberculosis, sores caused by chicken pox, or if you have a bacterial or fungal infection in the mouth. It is also suggested to disclose if you have a peptic ulcer or diabetes as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Kenalog In Orabase Oint (Triamcinolone Acetonide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.