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KENALOG INTRA-ARTICULAR/INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION 40MG/ML

Active substance(s): TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

KENALOGTM
INTRA-ARTICULAR/

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
40 mg/ml
Triamcinolone Acetonide

Please read this leaflet carefully before
you are given your medicine. It provides
a summary of information about your
medicine. If you want to know more, or
are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection is a steroid
medicine, prescribed for many different
conditions, including serious illnesses.
• You need to take it regularly to get the
maximum benefit.
• Don’t stop taking this medicine without
talking to your doctor – you may need to
reduce the dose gradually.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection can cause side
effects in some people (read section 4
below). Some problems such as mood
changes (feeling depressed or ‘high’), or
stomach problems can happen straight
away. If you feel unwell in any way, keep
taking your tablets, but see your doctor
straight away.
• Some side effects only happen after
weeks or months. These include
weakness of arms and legs, or developing
a rounder face (read section 4 for more
information).
• If you take it for more than 3 weeks,
you will get a blue ‘steroid card’: always
keep it with you and show it to any doctor
or nurse treating you.
• Keep away from people who have
chicken pox or shingles, if you have
never had them. They could affect you
severely. If you do come into contact with
chicken pox or shingles, see your doctor
straight away.
Now read the rest of this leaflet. It includes
other important information on the safe and
effective use of this medicine that might be
especially important for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kenalog Injection is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given your medicine
3. Receiving your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT KENALOG INJECTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Kenalog Injection.
Each injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group
of medicine called corticosteroids (steroids).
Kenalog injection is for the treatment of joint
pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also for the treatment of various allergic
disorders including asthma, seasonal
allergies, blood disorders, hormone
problems, rheumatic fever, and problems
associated with digestive system, kidneys,
lungs or skin.
2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN YOUR
MEDICINE
Do not receive Kenalog Injection if;
• You have had an allergic reaction to a
similar medicine or any of the ingredients
in this medicine. See section 6 for full list
of ingredients
• You are suffering from an infection
unless your doctor has also prescribed a
treatment for the infection.
Kenalog Injection is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You must tell your doctor if:
• You have had any recent infection
[including tuberculosis (TB)]
• You have had recent bowel surgery
• You have, or have had a bowel disorder or
stomach ulcer
• You have an infection or inflammation of
the veins in your legs
• You have had any mental disorders or
epilepsy
• You have had any kidney, liver or

thyroid(gland in the neck) problems as
the dose of Kenalog may need to be
adjusted
• You have recently suffered from any form
of cancer
• You have thin or brittle bones
(osteoporosis)
• You have myasthenia gravis (a disease
which causes weak muscles)
• You have high blood pressure or heart
failure
• You or someone in your family has
glaucoma (increased pressure in your
eyes).
• You are diabetic as your insulin dose may
need to be changed
Check with your doctor first:
• If you have ever had severe depression
or manic-depression (bipolar disorder).
This includes having had depression
before while taking steroid medicines like
Kenalog IA/IM Injection.
• If any of your close family has had these
illnesses.
If either of these applies to you, talk to
a doctor before taking Kenalog IA/IM
Injection.
Steroid medicines suppress your body’s
natural immune response. Therefore, if you
come into contact with anyone who has
an infectious disease such as chickenpox,
shingles or measles, consult your doctor as
soon as possible.
While you are being treated with this
medicine (or if you have recently stopped
a course of treatment) do not have any
vaccination without consulting your doctor.
You must take care not to over-use a joint
which feels better after you receive Kenalog
injection. The joint will still need to recover
from the inflammation which caused your
symptoms.
Taking other medicines with Kenalog
Injection
Always tell your doctor about any
medicines you are taking, or have recently
taken, including those obtained without a
prescription.
This is especially important if you are taking;
­- Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as
corticosteroids can increase the chance
of bleeding from the gut.
- Any antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole,
­
amphotericin)
­- Warfarin or other medicines to thin the
blood
-­ Oral contraceptive pill or hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)
-­ Human growth hormone
-­ A medicine called ciclosporin
­- A medicine called rifampicin
or medicines to treat;
­- High blood pressure or irregular heart
beat (e.g. digoxin)
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease which
­
causes weak muscles)
- Epilepsy or other sorts of fits (e.g.
­
phenytoin)
­- tuberculosis (TB)
­- diabetes
­- thyroid problems
If you are taking any of these medicines, or
are not sure, please consult your doctor.
If you are due to have surgery
Before surgery and anaesthesia (even at the
dentist) you should tell the doctor or dentist
that you are being treated with Kenalog.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding you
should make sure you discuss this with your
doctor as soon as possible before receiving
Kenalog injection.
Driving or operating machinery
This medicine does not usually affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery but it
can affect your eyesight. Tell your doctor
immediately if you have any pain in the eyes
or problems with your vision.
Steroid Treatment Card
Your doctor or pharmacist will have given
you a Steroid Treatment Card with your
prescription or medicine.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD
WITH YOU as it must be shown to any of the
following persons:
Doctor or Nurse - before having any
surgery or emergency
treatment or if any
new treatment is
prescribed.
Dentist - before having any
dental surgery
Pharmacist - before buying any
medicine
Optician - it is advisable to have
regular eye tests
Important information about the
ingredients of Kenalog Injection
Kenalog Injection contains 15mg/ml benzyl
alcohol which may cause harmful or allergic
reactions in infants and children. Kenalog
injection must not be given to premature or
newly born babies

4518

TM

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

KENALOGTM
INTRA-ARTICULAR/

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
40 mg/ml
Triamcinolone Acetonide

Please read this leaflet carefully before
you are given your medicine. It provides
a summary of information about your
medicine. If you want to know more, or
are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection is a steroid
medicine, prescribed for many different
conditions, including serious illnesses.
• You need to take it regularly to get the
maximum benefit.
• Don’t stop taking this medicine without
talking to your doctor – you may need to
reduce the dose gradually.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection can cause side
effects in some people (read section 4
below). Some problems such as mood
changes (feeling depressed or ‘high’), or
stomach problems can happen straight
away. If you feel unwell in any way, keep
taking your tablets, but see your doctor
straight away.
• Some side effects only happen after
weeks or months. These include
weakness of arms and legs, or developing
a rounder face (read section 4 for more
information).
• If you take it for more than 3 weeks,
you will get a blue ‘steroid card’: always
keep it with you and show it to any doctor
or nurse treating you.
• Keep away from people who have
chicken pox or shingles, if you have
never had them. They could affect you
severely. If you do come into contact with
chicken pox or shingles, see your doctor
straight away.
Now read the rest of this leaflet. It includes
other important information on the safe and
effective use of this medicine that might be
especially important for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kenalog Injection is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given your medicine
3. Receiving your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT KENALOG INJECTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Kenalog Injection.
Each injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group
of medicine called corticosteroids (steroids).
Kenalog injection is for the treatment of joint
pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also for the treatment of various allergic
disorders including asthma, seasonal
allergies, blood disorders, hormone
problems, rheumatic fever, and problems
associated with digestive system, kidneys,
lungs or skin.
2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN YOUR
MEDICINE
Do not receive Kenalog Injection if;
• You have had an allergic reaction to a
similar medicine or any of the ingredients
in this medicine. See section 6 for full list
of ingredients
• You are suffering from an infection
unless your doctor has also prescribed a
treatment for the infection.
Kenalog Injection is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You must tell your doctor if:
• You have had any recent infection
[including tuberculosis (TB)]
• You have had recent bowel surgery
• You have, or have had a bowel disorder or
stomach ulcer
• You have an infection or inflammation of
the veins in your legs
• You have had any mental disorders or
epilepsy
• You have had any kidney, liver or

thyroid(gland in the neck) problems as
the dose of Kenalog may need to be
adjusted
• You have recently suffered from any form
of cancer
• You have thin or brittle bones
(osteoporosis)
• You have myasthenia gravis (a disease
which causes weak muscles)
• You have high blood pressure or heart
failure
• You or someone in your family has
glaucoma (increased pressure in your
eyes).
• You are diabetic as your insulin dose may
need to be changed
Check with your doctor first:
• If you have ever had severe depression
or manic-depression (bipolar disorder).
This includes having had depression
before while taking steroid medicines like
Kenalog IA/IM Injection.
• If any of your close family has had these
illnesses.
If either of these applies to you, talk to
a doctor before taking Kenalog IA/IM
Injection.
Steroid medicines suppress your body’s
natural immune response. Therefore, if you
come into contact with anyone who has
an infectious disease such as chickenpox,
shingles or measles, consult your doctor as
soon as possible.
While you are being treated with this
medicine (or if you have recently stopped
a course of treatment) do not have any
vaccination without consulting your doctor.
You must take care not to over-use a joint
which feels better after you receive Kenalog
injection. The joint will still need to recover
from the inflammation which caused your
symptoms.
Taking other medicines with Kenalog
Injection
Always tell your doctor about any
medicines you are taking, or have recently
taken, including those obtained without a
prescription.
This is especially important if you are taking;
­- Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as
corticosteroids can increase the chance
of bleeding from the gut.
- Any antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole,
­
amphotericin)
­- Warfarin or other medicines to thin the
blood
-­ Oral contraceptive pill or hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)
-­ Human growth hormone
-­ A medicine called ciclosporin
­- A medicine called rifampicin
or medicines to treat;
­- High blood pressure or irregular heart
beat (e.g. digoxin)
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease which
­
causes weak muscles)
- Epilepsy or other sorts of fits (e.g.
­
phenytoin)
­- tuberculosis (TB)
­- diabetes
­- thyroid problems
If you are taking any of these medicines, or
are not sure, please consult your doctor.
If you are due to have surgery
Before surgery and anaesthesia (even at the
dentist) you should tell the doctor or dentist
that you are being treated with Kenalog.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding you
should make sure you discuss this with your
doctor as soon as possible before receiving
Kenalog injection.
Driving or operating machinery
This medicine does not usually affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery but it
can affect your eyesight. Tell your doctor
immediately if you have any pain in the eyes
or problems with your vision.
Steroid Treatment Card
Your doctor or pharmacist will have given
you a Steroid Treatment Card with your
prescription or medicine.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD
WITH YOU as it must be shown to any of the
following persons:
Doctor or Nurse - before having any
surgery or emergency
treatment or if any
new treatment is
prescribed.
Dentist - before having any
dental surgery
Pharmacist - before buying any
medicine
Optician - it is advisable to have
regular eye tests
Important information about the
ingredients of Kenalog Injection
Kenalog Injection contains 15mg/ml benzyl
alcohol which may cause harmful or allergic
reactions in infants and children. Kenalog
injection must not be given to premature or
newly born babies

4518

TM

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

KENALOGTM
INTRA-ARTICULAR/

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
40 mg/ml
Triamcinolone Acetonide

Please read this leaflet carefully before
you are given your medicine. It provides
a summary of information about your
medicine. If you want to know more, or
are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection is a steroid
medicine, prescribed for many different
conditions, including serious illnesses.
• You need to take it regularly to get the
maximum benefit.
• Don’t stop taking this medicine without
talking to your doctor – you may need to
reduce the dose gradually.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection can cause side
effects in some people (read section 4
below). Some problems such as mood
changes (feeling depressed or ‘high’), or
stomach problems can happen straight
away. If you feel unwell in any way, keep
taking your tablets, but see your doctor
straight away.
• Some side effects only happen after
weeks or months. These include
weakness of arms and legs, or developing
a rounder face (read section 4 for more
information).
• If you take it for more than 3 weeks,
you will get a blue ‘steroid card’: always
keep it with you and show it to any doctor
or nurse treating you.
• Keep away from people who have
chicken pox or shingles, if you have
never had them. They could affect you
severely. If you do come into contact with
chicken pox or shingles, see your doctor
straight away.
Now read the rest of this leaflet. It includes
other important information on the safe and
effective use of this medicine that might be
especially important for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kenalog Injection is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given your medicine
3. Receiving your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT KENALOG INJECTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Kenalog Injection.
Each injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group
of medicine called corticosteroids (steroids).
Kenalog injection is for the treatment of joint
pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also for the treatment of various allergic
disorders including asthma, seasonal
allergies, blood disorders, hormone
problems, rheumatic fever, and problems
associated with digestive system, kidneys,
lungs or skin.
2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN YOUR
MEDICINE
Do not receive Kenalog Injection if;
• You have had an allergic reaction to a
similar medicine or any of the ingredients
in this medicine. See section 6 for full list
of ingredients
• You are suffering from an infection
unless your doctor has also prescribed a
treatment for the infection.
Kenalog Injection is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You must tell your doctor if:
• You have had any recent infection
[including tuberculosis (TB)]
• You have had recent bowel surgery
• You have, or have had a bowel disorder or
stomach ulcer
• You have an infection or inflammation of
the veins in your legs
• You have had any mental disorders or
epilepsy
• You have had any kidney, liver or

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thyroid(gland in the neck) problems as
the dose of Kenalog may need to be
adjusted
• You have recently suffered from any form
of cancer
• You have thin or brittle bones
(osteoporosis)
• You have myasthenia gravis (a disease
which causes weak muscles)
• You have high blood pressure or heart
failure
• You or someone in your family has
glaucoma (increased pressure in your
eyes).
• You are diabetic as your insulin dose may
need to be changed
Check with your doctor first:
• If you have ever had severe depression
or manic-depression (bipolar disorder).
This includes having had depression
before while taking steroid medicines like
Kenalog IA/IM Injection.
• If any of your close family has had these
illnesses.
If either of these applies to you, talk to
a doctor before taking Kenalog IA/IM
Injection.
Steroid medicines suppress your body’s
natural immune response. Therefore, if you
come into contact with anyone who has
an infectious disease such as chickenpox,
shingles or measles, consult your doctor as
soon as possible.
While you are being treated with this
medicine (or if you have recently stopped
a course of treatment) do not have any
vaccination without consulting your doctor.
You must take care not to over-use a joint
which feels better after you receive Kenalog
injection. The joint will still need to recover
from the inflammation which caused your
symptoms.
Taking other medicines with Kenalog
Injection
Always tell your doctor about any
medicines you are taking, or have recently
taken, including those obtained without a
prescription.
This is especially important if you are taking;
­- Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as
corticosteroids can increase the chance
of bleeding from the gut.
- Any antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole,
­
amphotericin)
­- Warfarin or other medicines to thin the
blood
-­ Oral contraceptive pill or hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)
-­ Human growth hormone
-­ A medicine called ciclosporin
­- A medicine called rifampicin
or medicines to treat;
­- High blood pressure or irregular heart
beat (e.g. digoxin)
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease which
­
causes weak muscles)
- Epilepsy or other sorts of fits (e.g.
­
phenytoin)
­- tuberculosis (TB)
­- diabetes
­- thyroid problems
If you are taking any of these medicines, or
are not sure, please consult your doctor.
If you are due to have surgery
Before surgery and anaesthesia (even at the
dentist) you should tell the doctor or dentist
that you are being treated with Kenalog.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding you
should make sure you discuss this with your
doctor as soon as possible before receiving
Kenalog injection.
Driving or operating machinery
This medicine does not usually affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery but it
can affect your eyesight. Tell your doctor
immediately if you have any pain in the eyes
or problems with your vision.
Steroid Treatment Card
Your doctor or pharmacist will have given
you a Steroid Treatment Card with your
prescription or medicine.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD
WITH YOU as it must be shown to any of the
following persons:
Doctor or Nurse - before having any
surgery or emergency
treatment or if any
new treatment is
prescribed.
Dentist - before having any
dental surgery
Pharmacist - before buying any
medicine
Optician - it is advisable to have
regular eye tests
Important information about the
ingredients of Kenalog Injection
Kenalog Injection contains 15mg/ml benzyl
alcohol which may cause harmful or allergic
reactions in infants and children. Kenalog
injection must not be given to premature or
newly born babies

4518

TM

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

KENALOGTM
INTRA-ARTICULAR/

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
40 mg/ml
Triamcinolone Acetonide

Please read this leaflet carefully before
you are given your medicine. It provides
a summary of information about your
medicine. If you want to know more, or
are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection is a steroid
medicine, prescribed for many different
conditions, including serious illnesses.
• You need to take it regularly to get the
maximum benefit.
• Don’t stop taking this medicine without
talking to your doctor – you may need to
reduce the dose gradually.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection can cause side
effects in some people (read section 4
below). Some problems such as mood
changes (feeling depressed or ‘high’), or
stomach problems can happen straight
away. If you feel unwell in any way, keep
taking your tablets, but see your doctor
straight away.
• Some side effects only happen after
weeks or months. These include
weakness of arms and legs, or developing
a rounder face (read section 4 for more
information).
• If you take it for more than 3 weeks,
you will get a blue ‘steroid card’: always
keep it with you and show it to any doctor
or nurse treating you.
• Keep away from people who have
chicken pox or shingles, if you have
never had them. They could affect you
severely. If you do come into contact with
chicken pox or shingles, see your doctor
straight away.
Now read the rest of this leaflet. It includes
other important information on the safe and
effective use of this medicine that might be
especially important for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kenalog Injection is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given your medicine
3. Receiving your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT KENALOG INJECTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Kenalog Injection.
Each injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group
of medicine called corticosteroids (steroids).
Kenalog injection is for the treatment of joint
pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also for the treatment of various allergic
disorders including asthma, seasonal
allergies, blood disorders, hormone
problems, rheumatic fever, and problems
associated with digestive system, kidneys,
lungs or skin.
2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN YOUR
MEDICINE
Do not receive Kenalog Injection if;
• You have had an allergic reaction to a
similar medicine or any of the ingredients
in this medicine. See section 6 for full list
of ingredients
• You are suffering from an infection
unless your doctor has also prescribed a
treatment for the infection.
Kenalog Injection is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You must tell your doctor if:
• You have had any recent infection
[including tuberculosis (TB)]
• You have had recent bowel surgery
• You have, or have had a bowel disorder or
stomach ulcer
• You have an infection or inflammation of
the veins in your legs
• You have had any mental disorders or
epilepsy
• You have had any kidney, liver or

thyroid(gland in the neck) problems as
the dose of Kenalog may need to be
adjusted
• You have recently suffered from any form
of cancer
• You have thin or brittle bones
(osteoporosis)
• You have myasthenia gravis (a disease
which causes weak muscles)
• You have high blood pressure or heart
failure
• You or someone in your family has
glaucoma (increased pressure in your
eyes).
• You are diabetic as your insulin dose may
need to be changed
Check with your doctor first:
• If you have ever had severe depression
or manic-depression (bipolar disorder).
This includes having had depression
before while taking steroid medicines like
Kenalog IA/IM Injection.
• If any of your close family has had these
illnesses.
If either of these applies to you, talk to
a doctor before taking Kenalog IA/IM
Injection.
Steroid medicines suppress your body’s
natural immune response. Therefore, if you
come into contact with anyone who has
an infectious disease such as chickenpox,
shingles or measles, consult your doctor as
soon as possible.
While you are being treated with this
medicine (or if you have recently stopped
a course of treatment) do not have any
vaccination without consulting your doctor.
You must take care not to over-use a joint
which feels better after you receive Kenalog
injection. The joint will still need to recover
from the inflammation which caused your
symptoms.
Taking other medicines with Kenalog
Injection
Always tell your doctor about any
medicines you are taking, or have recently
taken, including those obtained without a
prescription.
This is especially important if you are taking;
­- Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as
corticosteroids can increase the chance
of bleeding from the gut.
- Any antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole,
­
amphotericin)
­- Warfarin or other medicines to thin the
blood
-­ Oral contraceptive pill or hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)
-­ Human growth hormone
-­ A medicine called ciclosporin
­- A medicine called rifampicin
or medicines to treat;
­- High blood pressure or irregular heart
beat (e.g. digoxin)
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease which
­
causes weak muscles)
- Epilepsy or other sorts of fits (e.g.
­
phenytoin)
­- tuberculosis (TB)
­- diabetes
­- thyroid problems
If you are taking any of these medicines, or
are not sure, please consult your doctor.
If you are due to have surgery
Before surgery and anaesthesia (even at the
dentist) you should tell the doctor or dentist
that you are being treated with Kenalog.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding you
should make sure you discuss this with your
doctor as soon as possible before receiving
Kenalog injection.
Driving or operating machinery
This medicine does not usually affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery but it
can affect your eyesight. Tell your doctor
immediately if you have any pain in the eyes
or problems with your vision.
Steroid Treatment Card
Your doctor or pharmacist will have given
you a Steroid Treatment Card with your
prescription or medicine.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD
WITH YOU as it must be shown to any of the
following persons:
Doctor or Nurse - before having any
surgery or emergency
treatment or if any
new treatment is
prescribed.
Dentist - before having any
dental surgery
Pharmacist - before buying any
medicine
Optician - it is advisable to have
regular eye tests
Important information about the
ingredients of Kenalog Injection
Kenalog Injection contains 15mg/ml benzyl
alcohol which may cause harmful or allergic
reactions in infants and children. Kenalog
injection must not be given to premature or
newly born babies

TM

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

KENALOGTM
INTRA-ARTICULAR/

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
40 mg/ml
Triamcinolone Acetonide

Please read this leaflet carefully before
you are given your medicine. It provides
a summary of information about your
medicine. If you want to know more, or
are not sure about anything, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection is a steroid
medicine, prescribed for many different
conditions, including serious illnesses.
• You need to take it regularly to get the
maximum benefit.
• Don’t stop taking this medicine without
talking to your doctor – you may need to
reduce the dose gradually.
• Kenalog IA/IM Injection can cause side
effects in some people (read section 4
below). Some problems such as mood
changes (feeling depressed or ‘high’), or
stomach problems can happen straight
away. If you feel unwell in any way, keep
taking your tablets, but see your doctor
straight away.
• Some side effects only happen after
weeks or months. These include
weakness of arms and legs, or developing
a rounder face (read section 4 for more
information).
• If you take it for more than 3 weeks,
you will get a blue ‘steroid card’: always
keep it with you and show it to any doctor
or nurse treating you.
• Keep away from people who have
chicken pox or shingles, if you have
never had them. They could affect you
severely. If you do come into contact with
chicken pox or shingles, see your doctor
straight away.
Now read the rest of this leaflet. It includes
other important information on the safe and
effective use of this medicine that might be
especially important for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kenalog Injection is and what it
is used for
2. Before you are given your medicine
3. Receiving your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT KENALOG INJECTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of this medicine is Kenalog Injection.
Each injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group
of medicine called corticosteroids (steroids).
Kenalog injection is for the treatment of joint
pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory
disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It is also for the treatment of various allergic
disorders including asthma, seasonal
allergies, blood disorders, hormone
problems, rheumatic fever, and problems
associated with digestive system, kidneys,
lungs or skin.
2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN YOUR
MEDICINE
Do not receive Kenalog Injection if;
• You have had an allergic reaction to a
similar medicine or any of the ingredients
in this medicine. See section 6 for full list
of ingredients
• You are suffering from an infection
unless your doctor has also prescribed a
treatment for the infection.
Kenalog Injection is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You must tell your doctor if:
• You have had any recent infection
[including tuberculosis (TB)]
• You have had recent bowel surgery
• You have, or have had a bowel disorder or
stomach ulcer
• You have an infection or inflammation of
the veins in your legs
• You have had any mental disorders or
epilepsy
• You have had any kidney, liver or

thyroid(gland in the neck) problems as
the dose of Kenalog may need to be
adjusted
• You have recently suffered from any form
of cancer
• You have thin or brittle bones
(osteoporosis)
• You have myasthenia gravis (a disease
which causes weak muscles)
• You have high blood pressure or heart
failure
• You or someone in your family has
glaucoma (increased pressure in your
eyes).
• You are diabetic as your insulin dose may
need to be changed
Check with your doctor first:
• If you have ever had severe depression
or manic-depression (bipolar disorder).
This includes having had depression
before while taking steroid medicines like
Kenalog IA/IM Injection.
• If any of your close family has had these
illnesses.
If either of these applies to you, talk to
a doctor before taking Kenalog IA/IM
Injection.
Steroid medicines suppress your body’s
natural immune response. Therefore, if you
come into contact with anyone who has
an infectious disease such as chickenpox,
shingles or measles, consult your doctor as
soon as possible.
While you are being treated with this
medicine (or if you have recently stopped
a course of treatment) do not have any
vaccination without consulting your doctor.
You must take care not to over-use a joint
which feels better after you receive Kenalog
injection. The joint will still need to recover
from the inflammation which caused your
symptoms.
Taking other medicines with Kenalog
Injection
Always tell your doctor about any
medicines you are taking, or have recently
taken, including those obtained without a
prescription.
This is especially important if you are taking;
­- Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as
corticosteroids can increase the chance
of bleeding from the gut.
- Any antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole,
­
amphotericin)
­- Warfarin or other medicines to thin the
blood
-­ Oral contraceptive pill or hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)
-­ Human growth hormone
-­ A medicine called ciclosporin
­- A medicine called rifampicin
or medicines to treat;
­- High blood pressure or irregular heart
beat (e.g. digoxin)
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease which
­
causes weak muscles)
- Epilepsy or other sorts of fits (e.g.
­
phenytoin)
­- tuberculosis (TB)
­- diabetes
­- thyroid problems
If you are taking any of these medicines, or
are not sure, please consult your doctor.
If you are due to have surgery
Before surgery and anaesthesia (even at the
dentist) you should tell the doctor or dentist
that you are being treated with Kenalog.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding you
should make sure you discuss this with your
doctor as soon as possible before receiving
Kenalog injection.
Driving or operating machinery
This medicine does not usually affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery but it
can affect your eyesight. Tell your doctor
immediately if you have any pain in the eyes
or problems with your vision.
Steroid Treatment Card
Your doctor or pharmacist will have given
you a Steroid Treatment Card with your
prescription or medicine.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD
WITH YOU as it must be shown to any of the
following persons:
Doctor or Nurse - before having any
surgery or emergency
treatment or if any
new treatment is
prescribed.
Dentist - before having any
dental surgery
Pharmacist - before buying any
medicine
Optician - it is advisable to have
regular eye tests
Important information about the
ingredients of Kenalog Injection
Kenalog Injection contains 15mg/ml benzyl
alcohol which may cause harmful or allergic
reactions in infants and children. Kenalog
injection must not be given to premature or
newly born babies

3. RECEIVING YOUR MEDICINE
The effect of the injection will vary from
patient to patient and further injections may
be given to you when symptoms return and
not at regular intervals.
The usual doses are;
Use in inflammatory joint disorders:
The dose of injection into a joint or tendon
sheath depends upon the size of the joint to
be treated and the severity of the condition
which is being treated. Doses of 5-10mg
(0.125-0.25ml) for smaller joints and up to
40mg (1.0ml) for larger joints usually give
relief of symptoms.
This medicine should not be used for
injection into the Achilles tendon.
Use in allergic disorders:
The usual starting dose is 40mg (1.0ml)
injected deeply into the upper outer area of
the buttock. If you require a further injection,
this should be made into the same area on
the other buttock. Some patients with hay
fever or pollen asthma find that one injection
of 40-100mg lasts throughout the pollen
season.
Your doctor will advise you whether it is wise
for you to have further injections.
Deep intramuscular injection must be
given into the large muscles of the buttock
and not into the upper arm or the thigh.
This medicine should not be given into a
vein.
If you are receiving long-term intramuscular
treatment with Kenalog injection your doctor
may advise you to eat more protein. This
should help to reduce the gradual loss
of weight that can sometimes occur with
long-term treatment.
Treatment with steroids is usually kept as
short as possible and must not be stopped
abruptly. Joints may become permanently
damaged by repeated injections over a long
period of time.
When the treatment is stopped you may
notice flu-like symptoms, runny nose or itchy
eyes or skin.
During times of illness or stress, patients on
long-term treatment may require the addition
of oral steroid tablets, or, if they have recently
finished a course of Kenalog injections, may
need to start taking oral steroid tablets for a
while.
Mental problems while taking Adcortyl
IA/ID injection
Mental health problems can happen while
taking steroids like Kenalog IA/IM Injection
(see also section 4 Possible Side Effects).
• These illnesses can be serious.
• Usually they start within a few days or
weeks of starting the medicine.
• They are more likely to happen at high
doses.
• Most of these problems go away if
the dose is lowered or the medicine
is stopped. However, if problems do
happen they might need treatment.
Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking
this medicine), shows any signs of mental
problems. This is particularly important if you
are depressed, or might be thinking about
suicide. In a few cases, mental problems
have happened when doses are being
lowered or stopped.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Serious effects: tell a doctor straight away
Steroids including Kenalog IA/IM injection
can cause serious mental health problems.
These are common in both adults and
children. They can affect about 5 in every 100
people taking medicines like Kenalog IA/IM
injection:
• Mood changes, mental disorders, feeling
dependent on the medicine, trouble
sleeping, fits or epilepsy, fainting and
dizziness
• Feeling depressed, including thinking
about suicide.
• Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up
and down.
• Feeling anxious, having problems
sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being
confused and losing your memory.
• Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do
not exist. Having strange and frightening
thoughts, changing how you act or having
feelings of being alone.
If you notice any of these problems talk to a
doctor straight away.
Serious cases of anaphylactic reactions (i.e.
a serious allergic reaction) and anaphylactic
shock including death have been reported. If
you notice any of the following, contact your
doctor immediately:
­- Swelling of the face, lips or throat
­- Breathing difficulties
­- Skin itching, redness or a rash
­- As these may be signs of an allergic
reaction
Common side effects (may affect up to 1
in 10 people)
- Increased risk of infection

- Injection site reactions
- Headache
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to
1 in 100 people)
- Changes in blood chemicals, fluid
retention, heart failure or irregular heart
beat
- Weak or fragile bones or muscles, poor
healing of broken bones or destruction
of the ends of bones, decrease in
muscle mass, muscle pain, muscular
weakness/discomfort, fracture
- Thin/fragile skin, rashes, stretch marks,
bruising, sweating, flushing and increased
hair growth,itchy bumps, loss/darkening
of skin colour
- Indigestion, stomach pain, stomach
ulcers, bloating, increased appetite
and weight loss, inflammation of the
pancreas/oesophagus, perforation of
stomach ulcer,stomach bleeding
- Eye problems including glaucoma and
cataracts, blindness, bulging of the eye,
damage to the cornea
- Infection of the nose
-
Irregular periods/ postmenopausal
women may also experience vaginal
bleeding­
- Fungal eye infections
- Viral eye infections
- Yeast infections e.g. thrush
- Tiredness and tingling, Increased pressure
in the brain
- Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus,
high blood sugar
- Pain and worsening of the pain in the
injected joint
- Impaired healing
- High body temperature
- Treatment with steroids can stop the
body from producing some hormones
and may slow or stop children’s growth.
- Hormone production by certain glands
may be increased or decreased.­
- Vertigo
- High/low blood pressure
- Abnormal blood clots
- Longstanding chronic infections such as
tuberculosis could be made worse­
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of reach and sight of children
Kenalog injection will be kept in the pharmacy
until it is given to you by your doctor or nurse.
It should not be used after the expiry date
shown on the outer packaging.
It should not be stored above 25°C nor
should it be allowed to freeze.
The container should be kept in the outer
carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Kenalog injection contains
Kenalog injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
In addition, Kenalog injection contains the
following inactive ingredients; benzyl alcohol,
polysorbate 80, carmellose sodium, sodium
chloride and water.
Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of
medicines called steroids. Their full name is
corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur
naturally in the body, and help to maintain
health and well-being. Boosting your body
with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog
IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat
various illnesses involving inflammation in
the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces
this inflammation, which could otherwise go
on making your condition worse. You must
take this medicine regularly to get maximum
benefit from it.
What Kenalog injection looks like and
contents of the pack
Kenalog injection is a sterile aqueous
suspension for injection and is supplied in
1.0ml glass vials.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
AND MANUFACTURER
Marketing Authorisation Holder
E.R. Squibb & Sons Limited
Uxbridge Business Park,
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex,
UB8 1DH
Tel. No.: 0800 7311736
Manufacturer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Srl,
Contrada Fontana del Ceraso,
03012 Anagni (FR),
Italy
Date of last revision: November 2014
1041174B0

3. RECEIVING YOUR MEDICINE
The effect of the injection will vary from
patient to patient and further injections may
be given to you when symptoms return and
not at regular intervals.
The usual doses are;
Use in inflammatory joint disorders:
The dose of injection into a joint or tendon
sheath depends upon the size of the joint to
be treated and the severity of the condition
which is being treated. Doses of 5-10mg
(0.125-0.25ml) for smaller joints and up to
40mg (1.0ml) for larger joints usually give
relief of symptoms.
This medicine should not be used for
injection into the Achilles tendon.
Use in allergic disorders:
The usual starting dose is 40mg (1.0ml)
injected deeply into the upper outer area of
the buttock. If you require a further injection,
this should be made into the same area on
the other buttock. Some patients with hay
fever or pollen asthma find that one injection
of 40-100mg lasts throughout the pollen
season.
Your doctor will advise you whether it is wise
for you to have further injections.
Deep intramuscular injection must be
given into the large muscles of the buttock
and not into the upper arm or the thigh.
This medicine should not be given into a
vein.
If you are receiving long-term intramuscular
treatment with Kenalog injection your doctor
may advise you to eat more protein. This
should help to reduce the gradual loss
of weight that can sometimes occur with
long-term treatment.
Treatment with steroids is usually kept as
short as possible and must not be stopped
abruptly. Joints may become permanently
damaged by repeated injections over a long
period of time.
When the treatment is stopped you may
notice flu-like symptoms, runny nose or itchy
eyes or skin.
During times of illness or stress, patients on
long-term treatment may require the addition
of oral steroid tablets, or, if they have recently
finished a course of Kenalog injections, may
need to start taking oral steroid tablets for a
while.
Mental problems while taking Adcortyl
IA/ID injection
Mental health problems can happen while
taking steroids like Kenalog IA/IM Injection
(see also section 4 Possible Side Effects).
• These illnesses can be serious.
• Usually they start within a few days or
weeks of starting the medicine.
• They are more likely to happen at high
doses.
• Most of these problems go away if
the dose is lowered or the medicine
is stopped. However, if problems do
happen they might need treatment.
Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking
this medicine), shows any signs of mental
problems. This is particularly important if you
are depressed, or might be thinking about
suicide. In a few cases, mental problems
have happened when doses are being
lowered or stopped.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Serious effects: tell a doctor straight away
Steroids including Kenalog IA/IM injection
can cause serious mental health problems.
These are common in both adults and
children. They can affect about 5 in every 100
people taking medicines like Kenalog IA/IM
injection:
• Mood changes, mental disorders, feeling
dependent on the medicine, trouble
sleeping, fits or epilepsy, fainting and
dizziness
• Feeling depressed, including thinking
about suicide.
• Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up
and down.
• Feeling anxious, having problems
sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being
confused and losing your memory.
• Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do
not exist. Having strange and frightening
thoughts, changing how you act or having
feelings of being alone.
If you notice any of these problems talk to a
doctor straight away.
Serious cases of anaphylactic reactions (i.e.
a serious allergic reaction) and anaphylactic
shock including death have been reported. If
you notice any of the following, contact your
doctor immediately:
­- Swelling of the face, lips or throat
­- Breathing difficulties
­- Skin itching, redness or a rash
­- As these may be signs of an allergic
reaction
Common side effects (may affect up to 1
in 10 people)
- Increased risk of infection

- Injection site reactions
- Headache
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to
1 in 100 people)
- Changes in blood chemicals, fluid
retention, heart failure or irregular heart
beat
- Weak or fragile bones or muscles, poor
healing of broken bones or destruction
of the ends of bones, decrease in
muscle mass, muscle pain, muscular
weakness/discomfort, fracture
- Thin/fragile skin, rashes, stretch marks,
bruising, sweating, flushing and increased
hair growth,itchy bumps, loss/darkening
of skin colour
- Indigestion, stomach pain, stomach
ulcers, bloating, increased appetite
and weight loss, inflammation of the
pancreas/oesophagus, perforation of
stomach ulcer,stomach bleeding
- Eye problems including glaucoma and
cataracts, blindness, bulging of the eye,
damage to the cornea
- Infection of the nose
-
Irregular periods/ postmenopausal
women may also experience vaginal
bleeding­
- Fungal eye infections
- Viral eye infections
- Yeast infections e.g. thrush
- Tiredness and tingling, Increased pressure
in the brain
- Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus,
high blood sugar
- Pain and worsening of the pain in the
injected joint
- Impaired healing
- High body temperature
- Treatment with steroids can stop the
body from producing some hormones
and may slow or stop children’s growth.
- Hormone production by certain glands
may be increased or decreased.­
- Vertigo
- High/low blood pressure
- Abnormal blood clots
- Longstanding chronic infections such as
tuberculosis could be made worse­
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of reach and sight of children
Kenalog injection will be kept in the pharmacy
until it is given to you by your doctor or nurse.
It should not be used after the expiry date
shown on the outer packaging.
It should not be stored above 25°C nor
should it be allowed to freeze.
The container should be kept in the outer
carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Kenalog injection contains
Kenalog injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
In addition, Kenalog injection contains the
following inactive ingredients; benzyl alcohol,
polysorbate 80, carmellose sodium, sodium
chloride and water.
Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of
medicines called steroids. Their full name is
corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur
naturally in the body, and help to maintain
health and well-being. Boosting your body
with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog
IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat
various illnesses involving inflammation in
the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces
this inflammation, which could otherwise go
on making your condition worse. You must
take this medicine regularly to get maximum
benefit from it.
What Kenalog injection looks like and
contents of the pack
Kenalog injection is a sterile aqueous
suspension for injection and is supplied in
1.0ml glass vials.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
AND MANUFACTURER
Marketing Authorisation Holder
E.R. Squibb & Sons Limited
Uxbridge Business Park,
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex,
UB8 1DH
Tel. No.: 0800 7311736
Manufacturer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Srl,
Contrada Fontana del Ceraso,
03012 Anagni (FR),
Italy
Date of last revision: November 2014
1041174B0

3. RECEIVING YOUR MEDICINE
The effect of the injection will vary from
patient to patient and further injections may
be given to you when symptoms return and
not at regular intervals.
The usual doses are;
Use in inflammatory joint disorders:
The dose of injection into a joint or tendon
sheath depends upon the size of the joint to
be treated and the severity of the condition
which is being treated. Doses of 5-10mg
(0.125-0.25ml) for smaller joints and up to
40mg (1.0ml) for larger joints usually give
relief of symptoms.
This medicine should not be used for
injection into the Achilles tendon.
Use in allergic disorders:
The usual starting dose is 40mg (1.0ml)
injected deeply into the upper outer area of
the buttock. If you require a further injection,
this should be made into the same area on
the other buttock. Some patients with hay
fever or pollen asthma find that one injection
of 40-100mg lasts throughout the pollen
season.
Your doctor will advise you whether it is wise
for you to have further injections.
Deep intramuscular injection must be
given into the large muscles of the buttock
and not into the upper arm or the thigh.
This medicine should not be given into a
vein.
If you are receiving long-term intramuscular
treatment with Kenalog injection your doctor
may advise you to eat more protein. This
should help to reduce the gradual loss
of weight that can sometimes occur with
long-term treatment.
Treatment with steroids is usually kept as
short as possible and must not be stopped
abruptly. Joints may become permanently
damaged by repeated injections over a long
period of time.
When the treatment is stopped you may
notice flu-like symptoms, runny nose or itchy
eyes or skin.
During times of illness or stress, patients on
long-term treatment may require the addition
of oral steroid tablets, or, if they have recently
finished a course of Kenalog injections, may
need to start taking oral steroid tablets for a
while.
Mental problems while taking Adcortyl
IA/ID injection
Mental health problems can happen while
taking steroids like Kenalog IA/IM Injection
(see also section 4 Possible Side Effects).
• These illnesses can be serious.
• Usually they start within a few days or
weeks of starting the medicine.
• They are more likely to happen at high
doses.
• Most of these problems go away if
the dose is lowered or the medicine
is stopped. However, if problems do
happen they might need treatment.
Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking
this medicine), shows any signs of mental
problems. This is particularly important if you
are depressed, or might be thinking about
suicide. In a few cases, mental problems
have happened when doses are being
lowered or stopped.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Serious effects: tell a doctor straight away
Steroids including Kenalog IA/IM injection
can cause serious mental health problems.
These are common in both adults and
children. They can affect about 5 in every 100
people taking medicines like Kenalog IA/IM
injection:
• Mood changes, mental disorders, feeling
dependent on the medicine, trouble
sleeping, fits or epilepsy, fainting and
dizziness
• Feeling depressed, including thinking
about suicide.
• Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up
and down.
• Feeling anxious, having problems
sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being
confused and losing your memory.
• Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do
not exist. Having strange and frightening
thoughts, changing how you act or having
feelings of being alone.
If you notice any of these problems talk to a
doctor straight away.
Serious cases of anaphylactic reactions (i.e.
a serious allergic reaction) and anaphylactic
shock including death have been reported. If
you notice any of the following, contact your
doctor immediately:
­- Swelling of the face, lips or throat
­- Breathing difficulties
­- Skin itching, redness or a rash
­- As these may be signs of an allergic
reaction
Common side effects (may affect up to 1
in 10 people)
- Increased risk of infection

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VOLTA/ BACK

- Injection site reactions
- Headache
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to
1 in 100 people)
- Changes in blood chemicals, fluid
retention, heart failure or irregular heart
beat
- Weak or fragile bones or muscles, poor
healing of broken bones or destruction
of the ends of bones, decrease in
muscle mass, muscle pain, muscular
weakness/discomfort, fracture
- Thin/fragile skin, rashes, stretch marks,
bruising, sweating, flushing and increased
hair growth,itchy bumps, loss/darkening
of skin colour
- Indigestion, stomach pain, stomach
ulcers, bloating, increased appetite
and weight loss, inflammation of the
pancreas/oesophagus, perforation of
stomach ulcer,stomach bleeding
- Eye problems including glaucoma and
cataracts, blindness, bulging of the eye,
damage to the cornea
- Infection of the nose
-
Irregular periods/ postmenopausal
women may also experience vaginal
bleeding­
- Fungal eye infections
- Viral eye infections
- Yeast infections e.g. thrush
- Tiredness and tingling, Increased pressure
in the brain
- Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus,
high blood sugar
- Pain and worsening of the pain in the
injected joint
- Impaired healing
- High body temperature
- Treatment with steroids can stop the
body from producing some hormones
and may slow or stop children’s growth.
- Hormone production by certain glands
may be increased or decreased.­
- Vertigo
- High/low blood pressure
- Abnormal blood clots
- Longstanding chronic infections such as
tuberculosis could be made worse­
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of reach and sight of children
Kenalog injection will be kept in the pharmacy
until it is given to you by your doctor or nurse.
It should not be used after the expiry date
shown on the outer packaging.
It should not be stored above 25°C nor
should it be allowed to freeze.
The container should be kept in the outer
carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Kenalog injection contains
Kenalog injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
In addition, Kenalog injection contains the
following inactive ingredients; benzyl alcohol,
polysorbate 80, carmellose sodium, sodium
chloride and water.
Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of
medicines called steroids. Their full name is
corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur
naturally in the body, and help to maintain
health and well-being. Boosting your body
with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog
IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat
various illnesses involving inflammation in
the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces
this inflammation, which could otherwise go
on making your condition worse. You must
take this medicine regularly to get maximum
benefit from it.
What Kenalog injection looks like and
contents of the pack
Kenalog injection is a sterile aqueous
suspension for injection and is supplied in
1.0ml glass vials.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
AND MANUFACTURER
Marketing Authorisation Holder
E.R. Squibb & Sons Limited
Uxbridge Business Park,
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex,
UB8 1DH
Tel. No.: 0800 7311736
Manufacturer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Srl,
Contrada Fontana del Ceraso,
03012 Anagni (FR),
Italy
Date of last revision: November 2014
1041174B0

3. RECEIVING YOUR MEDICINE
The effect of the injection will vary from
patient to patient and further injections may
be given to you when symptoms return and
not at regular intervals.
The usual doses are;
Use in inflammatory joint disorders:
The dose of injection into a joint or tendon
sheath depends upon the size of the joint to
be treated and the severity of the condition
which is being treated. Doses of 5-10mg
(0.125-0.25ml) for smaller joints and up to
40mg (1.0ml) for larger joints usually give
relief of symptoms.
This medicine should not be used for
injection into the Achilles tendon.
Use in allergic disorders:
The usual starting dose is 40mg (1.0ml)
injected deeply into the upper outer area of
the buttock. If you require a further injection,
this should be made into the same area on
the other buttock. Some patients with hay
fever or pollen asthma find that one injection
of 40-100mg lasts throughout the pollen
season.
Your doctor will advise you whether it is wise
for you to have further injections.
Deep intramuscular injection must be
given into the large muscles of the buttock
and not into the upper arm or the thigh.
This medicine should not be given into a
vein.
If you are receiving long-term intramuscular
treatment with Kenalog injection your doctor
may advise you to eat more protein. This
should help to reduce the gradual loss
of weight that can sometimes occur with
long-term treatment.
Treatment with steroids is usually kept as
short as possible and must not be stopped
abruptly. Joints may become permanently
damaged by repeated injections over a long
period of time.
When the treatment is stopped you may
notice flu-like symptoms, runny nose or itchy
eyes or skin.
During times of illness or stress, patients on
long-term treatment may require the addition
of oral steroid tablets, or, if they have recently
finished a course of Kenalog injections, may
need to start taking oral steroid tablets for a
while.
Mental problems while taking Adcortyl
IA/ID injection
Mental health problems can happen while
taking steroids like Kenalog IA/IM Injection
(see also section 4 Possible Side Effects).
• These illnesses can be serious.
• Usually they start within a few days or
weeks of starting the medicine.
• They are more likely to happen at high
doses.
• Most of these problems go away if
the dose is lowered or the medicine
is stopped. However, if problems do
happen they might need treatment.
Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking
this medicine), shows any signs of mental
problems. This is particularly important if you
are depressed, or might be thinking about
suicide. In a few cases, mental problems
have happened when doses are being
lowered or stopped.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Serious effects: tell a doctor straight away
Steroids including Kenalog IA/IM injection
can cause serious mental health problems.
These are common in both adults and
children. They can affect about 5 in every 100
people taking medicines like Kenalog IA/IM
injection:
• Mood changes, mental disorders, feeling
dependent on the medicine, trouble
sleeping, fits or epilepsy, fainting and
dizziness
• Feeling depressed, including thinking
about suicide.
• Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up
and down.
• Feeling anxious, having problems
sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being
confused and losing your memory.
• Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do
not exist. Having strange and frightening
thoughts, changing how you act or having
feelings of being alone.
If you notice any of these problems talk to a
doctor straight away.
Serious cases of anaphylactic reactions (i.e.
a serious allergic reaction) and anaphylactic
shock including death have been reported. If
you notice any of the following, contact your
doctor immediately:
­- Swelling of the face, lips or throat
­- Breathing difficulties
­- Skin itching, redness or a rash
­- As these may be signs of an allergic
reaction
Common side effects (may affect up to 1
in 10 people)
- Increased risk of infection

- Injection site reactions
- Headache
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to
1 in 100 people)
- Changes in blood chemicals, fluid
retention, heart failure or irregular heart
beat
- Weak or fragile bones or muscles, poor
healing of broken bones or destruction
of the ends of bones, decrease in
muscle mass, muscle pain, muscular
weakness/discomfort, fracture
- Thin/fragile skin, rashes, stretch marks,
bruising, sweating, flushing and increased
hair growth,itchy bumps, loss/darkening
of skin colour
- Indigestion, stomach pain, stomach
ulcers, bloating, increased appetite
and weight loss, inflammation of the
pancreas/oesophagus, perforation of
stomach ulcer,stomach bleeding
- Eye problems including glaucoma and
cataracts, blindness, bulging of the eye,
damage to the cornea
- Infection of the nose
-
Irregular periods/ postmenopausal
women may also experience vaginal
bleeding­
- Fungal eye infections
- Viral eye infections
- Yeast infections e.g. thrush
- Tiredness and tingling, Increased pressure
in the brain
- Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus,
high blood sugar
- Pain and worsening of the pain in the
injected joint
- Impaired healing
- High body temperature
- Treatment with steroids can stop the
body from producing some hormones
and may slow or stop children’s growth.
- Hormone production by certain glands
may be increased or decreased.­
- Vertigo
- High/low blood pressure
- Abnormal blood clots
- Longstanding chronic infections such as
tuberculosis could be made worse­
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of reach and sight of children
Kenalog injection will be kept in the pharmacy
until it is given to you by your doctor or nurse.
It should not be used after the expiry date
shown on the outer packaging.
It should not be stored above 25°C nor
should it be allowed to freeze.
The container should be kept in the outer
carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Kenalog injection contains
Kenalog injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
In addition, Kenalog injection contains the
following inactive ingredients; benzyl alcohol,
polysorbate 80, carmellose sodium, sodium
chloride and water.
Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of
medicines called steroids. Their full name is
corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur
naturally in the body, and help to maintain
health and well-being. Boosting your body
with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog
IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat
various illnesses involving inflammation in
the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces
this inflammation, which could otherwise go
on making your condition worse. You must
take this medicine regularly to get maximum
benefit from it.
What Kenalog injection looks like and
contents of the pack
Kenalog injection is a sterile aqueous
suspension for injection and is supplied in
1.0ml glass vials.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
AND MANUFACTURER
Marketing Authorisation Holder
E.R. Squibb & Sons Limited
Uxbridge Business Park,
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex,
UB8 1DH
Tel. No.: 0800 7311736
Manufacturer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Srl,
Contrada Fontana del Ceraso,
03012 Anagni (FR),
Italy
Date of last revision: November 2014
1041174B0

3. RECEIVING YOUR MEDICINE
The effect of the injection will vary from
patient to patient and further injections may
be given to you when symptoms return and
not at regular intervals.
The usual doses are;
Use in inflammatory joint disorders:
The dose of injection into a joint or tendon
sheath depends upon the size of the joint to
be treated and the severity of the condition
which is being treated. Doses of 5-10mg
(0.125-0.25ml) for smaller joints and up to
40mg (1.0ml) for larger joints usually give
relief of symptoms.
This medicine should not be used for
injection into the Achilles tendon.
Use in allergic disorders:
The usual starting dose is 40mg (1.0ml)
injected deeply into the upper outer area of
the buttock. If you require a further injection,
this should be made into the same area on
the other buttock. Some patients with hay
fever or pollen asthma find that one injection
of 40-100mg lasts throughout the pollen
season.
Your doctor will advise you whether it is wise
for you to have further injections.
Deep intramuscular injection must be
given into the large muscles of the buttock
and not into the upper arm or the thigh.
This medicine should not be given into a
vein.
If you are receiving long-term intramuscular
treatment with Kenalog injection your doctor
may advise you to eat more protein. This
should help to reduce the gradual loss
of weight that can sometimes occur with
long-term treatment.
Treatment with steroids is usually kept as
short as possible and must not be stopped
abruptly. Joints may become permanently
damaged by repeated injections over a long
period of time.
When the treatment is stopped you may
notice flu-like symptoms, runny nose or itchy
eyes or skin.
During times of illness or stress, patients on
long-term treatment may require the addition
of oral steroid tablets, or, if they have recently
finished a course of Kenalog injections, may
need to start taking oral steroid tablets for a
while.
Mental problems while taking Adcortyl
IA/ID injection
Mental health problems can happen while
taking steroids like Kenalog IA/IM Injection
(see also section 4 Possible Side Effects).
• These illnesses can be serious.
• Usually they start within a few days or
weeks of starting the medicine.
• They are more likely to happen at high
doses.
• Most of these problems go away if
the dose is lowered or the medicine
is stopped. However, if problems do
happen they might need treatment.
Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking
this medicine), shows any signs of mental
problems. This is particularly important if you
are depressed, or might be thinking about
suicide. In a few cases, mental problems
have happened when doses are being
lowered or stopped.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
Serious effects: tell a doctor straight away
Steroids including Kenalog IA/IM injection
can cause serious mental health problems.
These are common in both adults and
children. They can affect about 5 in every 100
people taking medicines like Kenalog IA/IM
injection:
• Mood changes, mental disorders, feeling
dependent on the medicine, trouble
sleeping, fits or epilepsy, fainting and
dizziness
• Feeling depressed, including thinking
about suicide.
• Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up
and down.
• Feeling anxious, having problems
sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being
confused and losing your memory.
• Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do
not exist. Having strange and frightening
thoughts, changing how you act or having
feelings of being alone.
If you notice any of these problems talk to a
doctor straight away.
Serious cases of anaphylactic reactions (i.e.
a serious allergic reaction) and anaphylactic
shock including death have been reported. If
you notice any of the following, contact your
doctor immediately:
­- Swelling of the face, lips or throat
­- Breathing difficulties
­- Skin itching, redness or a rash
­- As these may be signs of an allergic
reaction
Common side effects (may affect up to 1
in 10 people)
- Increased risk of infection

- Injection site reactions
- Headache
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to
1 in 100 people)
- Changes in blood chemicals, fluid
retention, heart failure or irregular heart
beat
- Weak or fragile bones or muscles, poor
healing of broken bones or destruction
of the ends of bones, decrease in
muscle mass, muscle pain, muscular
weakness/discomfort, fracture
- Thin/fragile skin, rashes, stretch marks,
bruising, sweating, flushing and increased
hair growth,itchy bumps, loss/darkening
of skin colour
- Indigestion, stomach pain, stomach
ulcers, bloating, increased appetite
and weight loss, inflammation of the
pancreas/oesophagus, perforation of
stomach ulcer,stomach bleeding
- Eye problems including glaucoma and
cataracts, blindness, bulging of the eye,
damage to the cornea
- Infection of the nose
-
Irregular periods/ postmenopausal
women may also experience vaginal
bleeding­
- Fungal eye infections
- Viral eye infections
- Yeast infections e.g. thrush
- Tiredness and tingling, Increased pressure
in the brain
- Inadequately controlled diabetes mellitus,
high blood sugar
- Pain and worsening of the pain in the
injected joint
- Impaired healing
- High body temperature
- Treatment with steroids can stop the
body from producing some hormones
and may slow or stop children’s growth.
- Hormone production by certain glands
may be increased or decreased.­
- Vertigo
- High/low blood pressure
- Abnormal blood clots
- Longstanding chronic infections such as
tuberculosis could be made worse­
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE YOUR MEDICINE
Keep out of reach and sight of children
Kenalog injection will be kept in the pharmacy
until it is given to you by your doctor or nurse.
It should not be used after the expiry date
shown on the outer packaging.
It should not be stored above 25°C nor
should it be allowed to freeze.
The container should be kept in the outer
carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Kenalog injection contains
Kenalog injection contains triamcinolone
acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient.
In addition, Kenalog injection contains the
following inactive ingredients; benzyl alcohol,
polysorbate 80, carmellose sodium, sodium
chloride and water.
Kenalog IA/IM Injection belongs to a group of
medicines called steroids. Their full name is
corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur
naturally in the body, and help to maintain
health and well-being. Boosting your body
with extra corticosteroid (such as Kenalog
IA/IM Injection) is an effective way to treat
various illnesses involving inflammation in
the body. Kenalog IA/IM Injection reduces
this inflammation, which could otherwise go
on making your condition worse. You must
take this medicine regularly to get maximum
benefit from it.
What Kenalog injection looks like and
contents of the pack
Kenalog injection is a sterile aqueous
suspension for injection and is supplied in
1.0ml glass vials.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
AND MANUFACTURER
Marketing Authorisation Holder
E.R. Squibb & Sons Limited
Uxbridge Business Park,
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex,
UB8 1DH
Tel. No.: 0800 7311736
Manufacturer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Srl,
Contrada Fontana del Ceraso,
03012 Anagni (FR),
Italy
Date of last revision: November 2014
1041174B0

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